AR Prevention is a go-to resource for Arkansas drug and alcohol misuse prevention information, including drug and alcohol use data, educational tools, resources, and upcoming prevention-related events offered by the Division of Aging, Adult and Behavioral Health Services (DAABHS), Arkansas Department of Human Services, University of Arkansas Little Rock/MidSOUTH Center for Prevention and Training, and other prevention organizations. AR Prevention supports data dissemination and prevention outreach efforts of the Arkansas State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW), which serves as a clearinghouse for alcohol and drug use-related outcomes information and provides a forum for the policymakers, state agencies, researchers, and community representatives, facilitating data-driven exchange of ideas to efficiently prioritize and implement effective prevention strategies.
SEOW is staffed by researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, who serve as its coordinating, analytic and advisory agents. SEOW also includes members from such agencies as the Arkansas Department of Health, regional prevention provider agencies, Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, community coalitions and other community stakeholders. Resources disseminated by the SEOW, DAABHS, and MidSOUTH allow community members to make data-informed decisions for effective preventive programs throughout the state.