The Illinois State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) was established in December 2004 to guide the assessment process for the Illinois SPF-SIG and has been fully functional ever since. The SEOW has broad-based representation from Illinois state agencies including human services, education, state and local health departments, and higher education. This cadre of data experts and representatives oversee major state-level data systems and bring a technically accurate and practical perspective to discussions of data quality and interpretation. The SEOW, as part of the state initiative SPF-PFS, serves in an advisory capacity for needs and evaluation data. The SEOW has also played a pivotal role in analyzing the availability and expansion of prescription drug consumption and consequences indicators to detect emerging trends. Through these important roles, the SEOW works toward its goal of improving the availability, quality, and use of data to drive decisions.

Find out more about the work of the Illinois SEOW here.