About us

What Is SUMN?

  • SUMN (Substance Use in Minnesota) provides data on over 100 indicators of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug consumption patterns, consequences, and contributing factors in Minnesota.
  • Data are provided at the county level, regional, and state level, and by demographic group when possible.
  • SUMN, a project of the Minnesota State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW), was launched in 2008. The SEOW is a collaborative effort on the parts of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Department of Education, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the Minnesota Department of Corrections and EpiMachine, LLC.
  • The Minnesota State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup is funded through the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD).

What Is Its Purpose?

  • To help all audiences in Minnesota make decisions about substance abuse prevention efforts based on existing evidence and demonstration of need.
  • To provide a one-stop-shop of useful data, reading material, and community resources related to substance use and and related factors in Minnesota.
  • Data provided on the website can be used to prepare applications for funding, to monitor prevention-related trends, to plan programs and initiatives by establishing community-level prevention priorities.

Who Manages SUMN.org?

  • This website is maintained by EpiMachine, LLC
  • Programming work and design for SUMN were provided by Velir Studios, Inc.

How Can I Find Out More Information?

  • If you have questions or feedback, or want more information about, please email us at info@sumn.org

Acknowledgments

SUMN is a collaborative effort of the Minnesota State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup and representatives from state agencies, coalitions and other local organizations. The SEOW is extremely grateful for the time and attention given by the following organizations and individuals, as of April 2008:

Melissa Adolfson

EpiMachine, Lead Epidemiologist, Minnesota State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup

Elisabeth Atherly

Evaluation Consultant, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services

John Azbill-Salisbury

Director of Programs, Rainbow Health Initiative

Phyllis Bengtson

Principal State Planner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Farhia Budul

Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Kristin Dillon

Research Scientist, Wilder Research

Dana Farley

Principal State Planner, Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives, Minnesota Department of Health

Al Fredrickson

Principal State Planner, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, Department of Human Services

Jacquelyn Freund

EpiCog, Assistant Epidemiologist, Minnesota State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup

Annemarie Goldhorn

Partnerships for Success Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Tom Griffin

Chair, Minnesota SPF Advisory Council

Carl Haerle

Research Scientist, Performance Measurement and Quality Improvement, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Carol Hajicek

Information Technology Specialist, Minnesota Center for Health Statistics, Minnesota Department of Health

Melissa Heinen

Suicide Prevention Coordinator and National Violent Death Reporting System Director, Minnesota Department of Health

Roy Kammer

Dean, Hazeldon Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, and Chair, Minnesota Evidence Based Practices Workgroup

Deb Kerschner

Information Technology Specialist, Minnesota Department of Corrections

Ann Kinney

Senior Research Scientist, Minnesota Center for Health Statistics, Minnesota Department of Health

Irene Lindgren

Graphic Designer, ilindgrendesign

Katherine Lust

Director of Research, Boynton Health Service, University of Minnesota

Eunkyung Park

Senior Research Scientist, Performance Measurement and Quality Improvement, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Nick Vega Puente

Supervisor, Substance Abuse Prevention & Problem Gambling Services, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Jon Roesler

Epidemiologist Supervisor, Center for Health Promotion, Minnesota Department of Health

Pete Rode

Research Scientist, Minnesota Center for Health Statistics, Minnesota Department of Health

Maira Rosas-Lee

Evaluation Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education

Laura Schauben

Research Scientist, Wilder Research

Jonathan Walseth

Researcher, Office of Traffic Safety, Minnesota Department of Public Safety


Contact

E-mail:

info@sumn.org

Web:

Minnesota Department of Human Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division