About us

SUMN.org is part of a system created to support substance use prevention efforts in Minnesota

SUMN.org is one provider within a system of support services for people and organizations to engage in addressing the root causes of substance abuse. Together, this system provides the information, in-person support, and data to be effective, save time, implement best practices, and grow substance abuse prevention in more Minnesota communities. This system includes these 3 components:

SUMN (Substance Use in Minnesota)

SUMN is a web-based tool that provides data on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug consumption patterns, consequences, and contributing factors in Minnesota. Data and resources can be used to prepare applications for funding, to monitor prevention-related trends, to plan programs by establishing community-level prevention priorities. The website:

  • Provides data by topic, location, or demographic categories.
  • Uses your data to create custom charts, maps, or data tables.
  • Provides downloadable data fact sheets, reports, and infographics on a variety of topics.

Minnesota Prevention Resource Center

Providing the information you need by:

Regional Prevention Coordinators

Working to help you start and grow prevention efforts in your community through personalized support and consultation on:

  • Where to begin
  • Getting the right people to the table
  • Creating a plan
  • Putting the work into action
  • Figuring out what’s working and what’s not


Acknowledgments

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, EpiMachine LLC, EpiCog LLC, and Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota (ANSR). 

The Minnesota State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup is funded through the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Behavioral Health Division.

This website is maintained by by Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota and EpiCog, LLC.

Programming work and design for SUMN were provided by Velir Studios, Inc.

The SEOW is extremely grateful for the time and attention given by the following organizations and individuals, as of 2018:

Melissa Adolfson

Epidemiologist and Program Evaluator, EpiMachine

Elisabeth Atherly

Evaluation Consultant, Behavioral Health Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Phyllis Bengtson

Principal State Planner, Behavioral Health Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Emma Boyce

Lead Epidemiologist, Minnesota State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Kristin Dillon

Research Scientist, Wilder Research

Sharrilyn Evered

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

Dana Farley

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

Al Fredrickson

Principal State Planner, Behavioral Health Division, Department of Human Services

Jacquelyn Freund

Research Scientist and Editor, EpiCog

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, Hazelden 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, Behavioral Health Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Jon Roesler

Epidemiologist Supervisor, Center for Health Promotion, 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