Communities often develop sub-state epidemiological profiles, or “community profiles” to synthesize and share substance abuse and relevant behavioral health data for sub-populations within a given state or jurisdiction. This resource highlights some key components of successful profiles, accompanied by selected examples.
With more states prioritizing substance abuse among 18- to 25-year olds, the need for relevant data has become more acute. To collect these data, states like Nebraska and Ohio are exploring a variety of innovative strategies.
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