Maryland Statewide Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)

The Maryland Statewide Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) is a partnership between the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration (ADAA) of the State of Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH).

Latest Findings: Maryland Jurisdiction Epidemiological Report (2014)

Latest Findings

Patience Moyo presented national estimates of emergency department visits involving prescription pain relievers at the International Conference on Opioids in Boston. Learn More.

Ting-Ying Jane Huang presented the latest estimates for marijuana use in Maryland at the 2013 Esri's Mid-Atlantic User Conference, held in Baltimore. Learn More.

The SEOW provides state substance abuse prevention and treatment providers, policy-makers, researchers, and citizens with information about the consumption, risk factors, and consequences associated with alcohol, tobacco, and drug use in Maryland.

Mission

The Maryland SEOW monitors the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs and the consequences of such use in order to identify and prioritize the prevention and treatment needs of the state.  To achieve this end, the Maryland SEOW oversees the collection, interpretation, and dissemination of statewide data that quantifies substance use and its consequences in the broader context of behavioral health for Maryland.

The SEOW utilizes data to:

  • Determine prevention and treatment priorities at the state, county, and local levels
  • Identify, monitor, and interpret key indicators of use and consequences of tobacco, alcohol and substance use
  • Supports the state and jurisdictions as they assess need, develop interventions, and evaluate prevention and treatment efforts