New for January 2016:
College Student Health Survey results are out!
Boynton Health Service has released the reports from the 2015 College Student Health Survey, which was administered to 17 colleges and universities in Minnesota. The reports can be found at Boynton's site: http://www.bhs.umn.edu/surveys/
We've developed an infographic highlighting the relationship between college students and alcohol use, using Boynton's data. See it here, in the Gallery.
We've added a section on creating data visualizations
Data visualizations have surged in popularity recently, and now there are many platforms to help people develop infographics and other means of getting their messages out. At the end of 2015, we added a section in the Toolbox to highlight tutorials, tools, and other resources for those who wish to create their own visualizations using data from SUMN.org or their own communities. And, of course, we have other communities' examples in the Gallery!
New from Last Month:
Statistics and an infographic on DWIs and traffic crashes
Check out the new data from the 2014 Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash Facts Report from the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety. Included are data about the cost per capita pf alcohol-related crashes, fatalities, and injuries; the rate of DWIs, both by county of residence and by county of arrest; and the numbers and rates of alcohol-related crashes and fatalities.
We also have a new infographic: Minnesota Roads: Substance Use and Impaired Driving, which highlight some of the most pertinent facts.
Data on student discipline and crime
We have updated information on school disciplinary incidents involving alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and prescription drugs. We've also added data on children arrested for serious crimes, which include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson.
Publications and tools
Read the new, comprehensive report from the Rainbow Health Initiative, using Minnesota Student Survey data, about Minnesota's lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning students.
Then, stop over at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's website for the CollegeAIM (Alcohol Interventions Matrix) tool for choosing interventions to prevent underage alcohol use in college settings.
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Corrections for October 2015: Updated graph on page 1 of Caring Relationships and Substance Use 2015 SUMN Fact Sheet.