A key element of the Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnerships for Success grant is to engage a robust State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) to share Delaware data on substance use and related issues. Data can be used to highlight trends (such as heroin use) and emerging issues (for example, "vaping"), demonstrate needs, and identify groups of people who are at disproportionate risk for substance use and related concerns. Data is also vital for evaluating prevention efforts.
formerly known as the Delaware Drug and Alcohol Tracking Alliance or
DDATA), collects, synthesizes, and guides the development of data products to inform prevention policy, practice, programming
throughout the State. SEOW members provide input regarding: the types of data needed to strengthen and support strategic and coordinated prevention efforts; available data sources; the types of data products (DDATAGrams, presentations, reports, etc.) that are most useful to various audiences; and strategies, channels, and networks most critical to publicizing the data and promoting its use. The navigation menu on the left of this page links to the many downloadable SEOW data products available. An example of a one of the most comprehensive products is the 2017 Delaware Epidemiological Report.pdf.
The SEOW is comprised of representatives from a broad spectrum of agencies, organizations, and community groups. It was formed and funded through previous
State Incentive Grants, with continued support from the Strategic
Prevention Framework-Partnerships for Success Grant (SPF-PFS).