Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles of Child Well-being
Annie E. Casey Foundation, June 2017, 68 pp.
This annual report provides data on 10 indicators of child well-being, by state and for the U.S. States are ranked on each indicator and compared to previous years. more info >
Substance Use in North Dakota 2017
North Dakota Department of Human Services, February 2017, 24 pp.
Data on alcohol, marijuana, and other drug use in North Dakota. Also looks at the consequences of use, such as drug or alcohol-related arrests and crashes. more info >
North Dakota Epidemiological Profile: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drug Prevalence, Root Causes, and Consequences in North Dakota
North Dakota Department of Human Services, September 2016, 107 pp.
This biennual study presents alcohol, tobacco, and drug use rates as well as related rates of treatment, crime, imprisonment, violence, mortality rates, and more. See reports listed under "ND Epidemiological Profiles." more info >
Hennepin County SHAPE Surveys
Hennepin County Community Health Department, Bloomington Division of Public Health, April 2016, 30 pp.
SHAPE is a periodic health surveillance and assessment survey of children and adults in Hennepin County. more info >
Speaking for Ourselves: A Study with Immigrant and Refugee Communities in the Twin Cities
Wilder Research, April 2016, 383 pp.
The Speaking for Ourselves survey asked immigrants and refugees living in the Twin Cities about their perceptions and experiences related to education, transportation, housing, public health, safety, employment, finances, community and social engagement, and the immigrant experience. more info >
Health Equity in Prevention
Wilder Research, February 2016
The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota provided funding to organizations through the Health Equity in Prevention initiative to advance health equity through policy, systems, and environmental changes. Wilder Research conducted a review of tools than can assess organizational capacity to advance health equity. Evaluation work included conducting ripple effect mapping discussions with HEiP-funded organizations to understand project impacts. Reports also highlight policy work and lessons learned. more info >
Outcome Evaluation of Zumbro Valley Health Center Primary Care Service
Wilder Research, January 2016, 33 pp.
Zumbro Valley Health Center provides behavioral health and substance use disorder services to residents of Olmsted, Fillmore, and surrounding counties in Minnesota. Wilder Research estimated the economic benefits of integrating primary care and behavioral health services. more info >
Southwest and South Central Minnesota 2015 Adult Health Survey
Wilder Research, October 2015, 213 pp.
A series of data books that provide survey results about the health and health habits – nutrition, physical activity, and tobacco use – of adult residents living in southwest and south central Minnesota. more info >
Behavioral Health Barometer
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, October 2014
A series of state and national reports that provide a snapshot of behavioral health in the United States. The reports present a set of substance use and mental health indicators as measured through data collection efforts sponsored by SAMHSA, including the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services. This array of indicators provides a unique overview of the nation's behavioral health at a point in time as well as a mechanism for tracking change and trends over time. more info >
Substance Use and Mental Health Estimates from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health-Overview of Findings
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, September 2014
Annual survey of people in the United States age 12 years and older. It presents data on rates of use and other measures related to illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products. Some of the reports include state-level data. more info >
America's Young Adults: Special Issue, 2014
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, July 2014, 100 pp.
Detailed report that provides data on young adults, ages 18-24. Includes demographic characteristics, living situation, and overall well-being. more info >
State of Black America
National Urban League, April 2014
Annual report presenting the National Urban League's Equality Index. Focuses on unemployment and income equality, but also includes measures of education, health, civic engagement, housing, transportation, and public safety for Hispanic, Black, and White populations. Includes metropolitan area rankings of unemployment and income equality. Requires a free registration to download full reports. more info >
Two Decades of Investment in Substance-Use Prevention and Treatment
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, March 2014, 113 pp.
A retrospective report on RWJF's funding to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs. Includes a timeline of major substance-use activities, a look at impacts in the field and programs that contributed to that impact, changes in substance use indicators, and key players in the substance-use field. more info >
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 2012, 162 pp.
National survey that monitors six categories of health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults (grades 9-12). The study addresses violence, tobacco and drug use, sexual behaviors, dietary behaviors, and physical activity. Includes state-by-state comparisons. more info >
Drug abuse trends in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: January 2012 update
Minnesota Department of Human Services, January 2012, 14 pp.
Reports trends in drug abuse for 2011, based on data gathered from treatment programs, crime labs, poison control, and student surveys. Among the results: admissions to treatment programs for addiction to heroin and other opiates continued to increase in the Twin Cities in 2011. more info >
Children, Adolescents, Substance Abuse, and the Media
American Academy of Pediatrics, October 2010, 9 pp.
Policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding youth substance use and the media. more info >
What Works for Older Youth During the Transition to Adulthood: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions
Child Trends, March 2010, 15 pp.
Identifies intervention strategies that promote the positive development of older youth. more info >
Behind bars II: Substance abuse and America's prison population
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, February 2010, 153 pp.
In-depth look at substance abuse and crime: prevalence of substance-involved inmates, substance use as a factor in crime, tobacco use among inmates, drug law violation convictions, substance abuse treatment of inmates, components of effective treatment, recommendations for the criminal justice system and government. more info >
Drug abuse trends, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Human Services, January 2010, 6 pp.
Reports trends in drug abuse for the first half of 2009, based on data gathered from treatment programs, emergency departments, crime labs and a college student surveys. The most notable change from previous reports was the decline in cocaine-related treatment admissions in the first half of 2009. more info >
Racial/ethnic differences in treatment for substance abuse and dependence in Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Human Services, December 2009, 24 pp.
Examines racial and ethnic differences in various aspects of the process of treatment for substance abuse or dependence in Minnesota. more info >
Tobacco use in Minnesota is declining
ClearWay Minnesota, September 2008, 6 pp.
Results from the Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey, including data on tobacco use, exposure to second-hand smoke, and the impact of tobacoo control policies. more info >
Methamphetamine in Minnesota: A Report on the impact of one illicit drug
Office of the State Drug Policy and Meth Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Health, July 2008, 51 pp.
This report compiles data from various state agencies and entities on trends and costs associated with use of the drug methamphetamine. more info >
High school and youth trends in drug abuse
National Institute on Drug Abuse, December 2007, 5 pp.
The goal of this survey is to study the extent of and beliefs about drug use among high school students. It collects data on past month, past year, and lifetime drug use and has been administered annually since 1975. more info >
Benefit-cost calculations for three adult drug courts in Minnesota
Wilder Research, August 2007, 27 pp.
This paper presents benefit-cost calculations for three adult drug courts in Minnesota. These courts are an alternative to processing adult drug offenders through criminal courts. more info >
Differences in adolescent risk factors by "place size": 2007 Minnesota Student Survey statewide data
Minnesota Department of Health, January 2007, 41 pp.
Uses Minnesota Student Survey data to analyze adolescent risk behaviors by the size of the place in which they live and go to school. more info >
Young Children of Substance Users: The Case for Alcohol and Other Drug Education
National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center, May 2005, 28 pp.
Newsletter focusing on young children of substance users, including information on risk and protective factors for addiction, reducing risk factors, and interventions. more info >
Preventing drug use among children and adolescents: A research-based guide for parents, educators, and community leaders, Second edition
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, November 2002, 41 pp.
This publication aims to help the public understand the causes of drug abuse and to prevent its onset. more info >
Substance Use in Minnesota: A Minnesota State Epidemiological Profile
An interactive website that looks at consumption patterns and consequences related to the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) in Minnesota. more info >
Social Programs That Work
This site summarizes the findings from well-designed randomized controlled trials. It includes programs in the areas of early childhood, education, substance abuse and treatment, mental health, crime and violence prevention, employment and welfare, and more. more info >