Behavioral Health Data


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.

Data Booklets

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

ND Cares

Epidemiological Profiles: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drug Consumption and Consequences in North Dakota
State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)

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:

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.