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State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)

The State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) is a state-level advisory committee that provides information and guidance to policymakers and practitioners working to improve behavioral health among all Idahoans.  Its members include owners of epidemiological and other data sources, representatives of agencies impacting behavioral health in Idaho, and others with data-related skills or data decision-making authority relating to behavioral health.    The SEOW was established under the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) awarded to the Idaho Office of Drug Policy in 2013 and continues under the Strategic Prevention Framework Partnership for Success (SPF PFS) grant through 2023.
Idaho’s SEOW annually produces a Statewide Needs Assessment for Substance Misuse Prevention and provides online sources for certain indicators.
Idaho’s SEOW also serves as the state’s Evidence-Based Practices Workgroup, which evaluates the efficacy of substance misuse prevention programs.

SEOW Members include:

  • Bureau of Community and Environmental Health, Dept. of Health and Welfare
  • Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Division of Public Health, Dept. of Health and Welfare
  • Idaho State Police
  • Division of Behavioral Health, Dept. of Health and Welfare
  • Division of Public Health, Dept. of Health and Welfare
  • Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections
  • Idaho Department of Correction
  • Idaho Office of Drug Policy
  • Idaho Statistical Analysis Center, Idaho State Police
  • Idaho Supreme Court
  • Idaho Department of Transportation
  • Idaho Sheriffs Association
  • Counter Drug, Idaho National Guard
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