Prevention research has illustrated the importance of using data to guide efforts in making a positive change. This assessment process involves the gathering and examination of data related to substance use and related consequences, community climate, environment and infrastructure/resources.
Based on the assessment of need, resources and readiness, we are able to pinpoint what the problems are in our state and community and identify prevention priorities on which to focus our efforts.
These North Dakota Data Booklets tell the story of substance use and behavioral health in the state. The data paint a picture that can help guide prevention efforts.
Substance Use in North Dakota
- Behavioral Health in North Dakota 2023
- Behavioral Health in North Dakota 2021
- Substance Use in North Dakota 2019
- Substance Use in North Dakota PowerPoint 2019
- Substance Use in North Dakota 2017
- Substance Use in North Dakota 2013
- Substance Use in North Dakota 2009-2011
The state epidemiological profiles are created to serve as a reference document for state and community prevention practitioners, summarizing the available state-level data regarding alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse.
- 2022 ND Epidemiological Profile
- 2020 ND Epidemiological Profile
- 2018 ND Epidemiological Profile
- 2016 ND Epidemiological Profile
- 2016 ND Mini Epidemiological Profile - Binge Drinking
- 2016 ND Mini Epidemiological Profile - Underage Drinking
- 2015 ND Epidemiological Profile
- 2012 ND Epidemiological Profile
- 2010 ND Epidemiological Profile
- 2009 ND Epidemiological Profile
- 2008 ND Epidemiological Profile
- 2007 ND Epidemiological Profile
The Community Readiness Model is an evidence-based method for assessing the level of readiness of a community to develop and implement prevention programming.
- 2022 North Dakota Community Readiness Survey
- 2019 North Dakota Community Readiness Survey
- 2017 North Dakota Community Readiness Survey
- 2015 North Dakota Community Readiness Survey
- 2008 State Community Readiness Report
- Region 1 Community Readiness Survey Results
- Region 2 Community Readiness Survey Results
- Region 3 Community Readiness Survey Results
- Region 4 Community Readiness Survey Results
- Region 5 Community Readiness Survey Results
- Region 6 Community Readiness Survey Results
- Region 7 Community Readiness Survey Results
- Region 8 Community Readiness Survey Results
- 2008 CRS Fact Sheet
State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroups (SEOWs) are groups of data experts and prevention stakeholders responsible for bringing data on substance abuse and related behavioral problems to the forefront of the prevention planning process.
The mission of the North Dakota SEOW is to identify, analyze and communicate key substance abuse and related behavioral health data to guide programs, policies and practices.
ND's SEOW has built a broad representation of diverse partners and continues to provide leadership in identifying data needs. See partner representation below:
- Boys & Girls Club of the Three Affiliated Tribes
- Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota
- Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
- Department of Health
- Department of Human Services
- Department of Public Instruction
- Department of Transportation
- Highway Patrol
- Information Technology Department
- Mental Health America of North Dakota
- North Dakota State University
- NDSU Extension
- North Dakota Students Against Destructive Decisions
- North Dakota University System
- Office of the Attorney General
- Office of the State Tax Commissioner
- Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe
- Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
- Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, Turtle Mountain Community College
- Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center, University of Wyoming
The North Dakota Department of Human Services' Behavioral Health Division initiated the SEOW network in 2006. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the primary federal funder for state-level substance abuse prevention infrastructures.