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).

Huang Abstract

Latest Findings

Ting-Ying Jane Huang presented her findings on co-occurring mental illness in substance abuse-related hospital encounters at the 2014 Addiction Health Services Research conference held in Boston, MA. This study identified increasing co-occurring trends in substance abuse and mental illness in Maryland from 2008 to 2012. 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