Arkansas State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)

The workgroup was developed to perform data analysis for data-driven decision-making; produce and disseminate data products; and provide technical assistance and training. AFMC’s analytics team provides analytical support and leadership for SEOW through a contract with the Arkansas Department of Human Services’ Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS). Our team supports DBHS in its decision-making process regarding the delivery of prevention services.

Activities

  • Bi-annual SEOW workgroup meetings
  • Sub-committee meetings
  • Collaboration with agencies throughout the state with a focus on substance use prevention, treatment or data collection
  • Dissemination of data products and services available

Data products

  • The Arkansas Epidemiological State Profile of Substance Use includes both state- and county-level data
  • Informational tools on substance use and mental health topics such as e-cigarettes and vaping, prescription drug abuse, suicide, synthetic marijuana, drugged driving, and underage drinking
  • Data tables and maps
  • County resources to support substance use treatment
  • The preventionworksar.org website, which increases access to the substance use data, reports, and resources for coalitions, community leaders, and health care providers to plan prevention and additional services

Additional services

  • Fulfilling data requests for substance use risk/protective factors, consequences and treatment
  • Fulfilling technical assistance requests by prevention specialists, health care professionals, community members and PFS grantees
  • Training on substance use data and interpretation of findings preventionworksar.org

Prevention Works AR website

Access substance use data