Resources

Connecticut SEOW Prevention Data Portal

Prevention Partners

The DMHAS Center for Prevention Evaluation and Statistics (CPES) at UConn Health is a DMHAS-funded Resource Link, staffed by staff from UConn Health to support the Prevention and Health Promotion (PHP) Division in its efforts through the identification, collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of data pertaining to substance abuse prevention, mental health, and health disparities.

Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board (CTSAB) is the single, legislatively mandated, state-level suicide advisory board that addresses suicide prevention and response across the lifespan.

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)'s prevention system is designed to promote the overall health and wellness of individuals and communities by preventing or delaying substance use and promoting mental health.

UConn Health Department of Community Medicine and Health Care has a mission to to provide education, research, and service to the University and the State of Connecticut and the global public health community.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. The goal of Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), within SAMHSA, is to improve behavioral health through evidence-based prevention approaches. The CSAP works with federal, state, public, and private organizations to develop comprehensive prevention systems by providing national leadership in the development of policies, programs, and services and promoting effective substance abuse prevention practices that enable states, communities, and other organizations to apply prevention knowledge effectively.

The State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) is a collaborative group of State agency representatives and key stakeholders committed to the identification, sharing and use of data to improve substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion, and behavioral health in general. Read more here.

SEOW Member Organizations
  • AIDS CT
  • Board of Pardons and Parole
  • Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI)
  • Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center
  • Connecticut Youth Services Organization
  • Court Support Services Division, Judicial Branch (CSSD)
  • Department of Children and Families (DCF)
  • Department of Consumer Protection (DCP)
  • Department of Corrections (DOC)
  • Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)
  • Department of Public Health (DPH)
  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Office of the Child Advocate
  • Office of Early Childhood
  • Office of Policy and Management (OPM)
  • Southeastern Regional Action Council (SERAC)
  • UConn Health
  • Yale School of Medicine


Data Resources

Connecticut Crash Data Repository (CTCDR), maintained by UConn, is a web tool designed to provide access to select crash information collected by state and local police. This data repository enables users to query, analyze and print/export the data for research and informational purposes. The CTCDR is comprised of crash data from two separate sources; The Department of Public Safety (DPS) and The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT).

Connecticut Data Collaborative. Striving for informed decision-making across Connecticut, the CT Data Collaborative empowers an ecosystem of data users by democratizing access to public data and building data literacy. In addition to making data available, and staffing the Data Academy, CTDC manages content and functionality of CPES’ SEOW Prevention Data Portal. CTData also serves as the lead organization in the U.S. Census Bureau’s State Data Center Program and is Connecticut's official source for Census data.

Connecticut Open Data Initiative and Portal, formed as result of Governor Malloy’s Executive Order 39, provides open access to state agency data in its rawest form, as well as analysis and dissemination of the State's enterprise information assets.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)'s mission is to enforce U.S. controlled substances laws and regulations and bring to the criminal and civil justice system those involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States. The DEA also has a non-enforcement prevention role aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets. DEA supply, trade, and enforcement data and its annual Drug Threat Assessment reports, are important data assets for monitoring and surveillance of illicit substance trends and identification of emerging issues.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), Directed by SAMHSA and conducted by RTI International, is an annual household survey, conducted nationally since 1971, which provides up-to-date information on tobacco, alcohol, and drug use, mental health and other health-related issues in the United States. Information from NSDUH, available at the national and state levels, is used to support prevention and treatment programs, monitor substance use trends, estimate the need for treatment and inform public health policy.