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Connecticut SPF-SIG State Epidemiological Workgroup (SEW)

A variety of files developed by Connecticut's State Epidemiological Workgroup (SEW) in support of the State of Connecticut's Strategic Prevention Framework - State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG) awarded to the Governor's Office and administered by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Social Indicator Data

State Epidemiological Workgroup Files

Matthew Cook's CT SEW Presentation at the February 7, 2006 TOT Session: A presentation showing some of the alcohol consumption and consequence data that the State Epidemiological Workgroup has examined. March 2, 2006 PDF ZIP
SPF-SIG Community Level Data Packet
Packets of tables, maps, and social indicator descriptions distributed at the February and March 2006 Train Other Trainers Sessions.
March 2, 2006 PDF ZIP
Alcohol-Involved Underage Treatment Admissions
Includes a table and description of the underage alcohol-involved treatment admission data.
May 26, 2006 PDF  
Prescription Drug Presentation at ADPC Meeting, March 13, 2007
A presentation by Matthew Cook before the Connecticut Alcohol Drug and Policy Council showing data on medical and non-medical prescription drug use in Connecticut and the United States.
March 19, 2007 PDF  
Presentation to SEW Steering Committee, May 11, 2007
A presentation by Matthew Cook before the May 2007 SEW Steering Committee with updated state data on the consumption and consequence patterns in Connecticut.
May 11, 2007 PDF  
Presentation to SEW, November 15, 2007
A presentation by Matthew Cook before the expanded SEW with updated state data on the consumption and consequence patterns in Connecticut including some description of trends. In terms of state data, this is an abbreviated version of the 5/11/07 presentation to the SEW Steering Committee.
Nov. 15, 2007 PDF  
Compliance Check 2003-2007 Summary Excel Spreadsheet
Information about compliance checks conducted in partnership between the DCP Division of Liquor Control, law enforcement and the Connecticut Coalition to Stop Underage Drinking (CCSUD) during the years 2003-2007. File provided in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format. Each worksheet in the file contains data from a different year. File courtesy of CCSUD and the Governor's Prevention Partnership.
Jan. 24, 2008 XLS ZIP
SPF-SIG Community Level Data Excel Spreadsheet
Community Level Data provided in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format. Each worksheet in the file contains data from different sources which can be sorted by town or sub-region. Update as of 05/07/2008 includes Alcohol Involved Motor Vehicle Accidents 2002-2006 by town.
May 7, 2008 XLS ZIP
Connecticut Core Survey Results
The Core Alcohol and Drug Survey questions college students in Connecticut about alcohol and other drug use, sexuality, campus violence, institutional climate, and extracurricular activity involvement.
Nov. 4, 2008 PDF  
Cumulative Dropout Rates 1998-2007 March 3, 2009 XLS  
Alcohol Related Motor Vehicle Accident Rates 2002-2007 March 3, 2009 XLS  
A presentation by Dr. Jane Ungemack entitled Recent Trends in Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Connecticut delivered at the June 18, 2009 SEW meeting comparing consumption rates and trends of use of the SPF-SIG identified priority problem substances within Connecticut and the United States. June 18, 2009 PDF  
State and Community Data Availability Matrix July 23, 2009 DOC  
Connecticut Public Schools Graduation Rates by Town (2002-2007) July 23, 2009 XLS  
Connecticut 2006-2007 NSDUH State Estimates July 31, 2009 DOC  
State Epidemiological Profile Priority Fact Sheets
A series of six fact sheets identifying the priority substances in Connecticut for the SPF-SIG initiative.
Aug. 5, 2009 PDF  
Connecticut Public Schools Alcohol or Other Drug Suspension and Expulsion Rates by Town, 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 Dec. 15, 2009 XLS  
State and Community Data Availability Matrix April 12, 2010 DOC  
Data Sources for Alcohol Related Consumption and Consequence Measures
Presented to the PFS Learning Community Meeting on February 25, 2010
March 19, 2010 PPT  
Arrest Statistics by Town and Age, 2005 and 2006
Drug Violations, Driving Under the Influence Violations, and Liquor Law Violations
April 16, 2010 XLS  
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Connecticut Substance Use Data, 1999-2006 April 16, 2010 XLS  
Core Survey Data, Connecticut, 2001, 2004, 2006 April 16, 2010 XLS  
Local Student Surveys in Connecticut, 2000-2010 April 16, 2010 XLS  
Mortality Data by Town, Connecticut, 1999-2007 April 16, 2010 XLS  
National Survey of Drug Use and Health, Illicit Drug Use by Type and Age, 2005-2008 April 16, 2010 XLS  
National Survey of Drug Use and Health, Connecticut, 2001-2007 April 16, 2010 XLS  
Tobacco Retailer Violation Rates by Region and Town, Connecticut, 1990-2009 April 16, 2010 XLS  
Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Substance Use Data, Connecticut, 2005 and 2007 April 16, 2010 XLS  
Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Suicide Data, Connecticut, 2005 and 2007 April 16, 2010 XLS  
Violent Crime Data 2002-2006 April 30, 2010 XLS  
Suicide Rates by Town: 2002-2007 July 22, 2010 XLS  
CT YRBS Final Report 2010 July 22, 2010 PDF  
Presentation to the SEOW, June 17, 2010
A presentation by Dr. Jane Ungemack at the quarterly SEOW Committee meeting with updated state data on the trends of consumption and consequence patterns in Connecticut versus the United States.
July 22, 2010 PPT  
2010 Census Data Released by the US Census Bureau: Connecticut Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics, 2010 Sept. 23, 2011 PDF  

Community Readiness Assessment for Substance Use Prevention Results

Community Readiness Assessment Survey reports were compiled by the UConn Health on the readiness and capacity of the state's 15 sub-regions in 2006. The sub-region's information should be compared to that of the state as a whole. All Community Readiness Profiles are in PDF format and are approximately 32 KB in size.

  • State of Connecticut
  • Sub-Region 1-A: Includes the Southwestern Connecticut cities and towns of Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan and Stamford.
  • Sub-Region 1-B: Includes the Southwestern Connecticut cities and towns of Norwalk, Westport, Weston, and Wilton.
  • Sub-Region 1-C: Includes the Southwestern Connecticut cities and towns of Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull.
  • Sub-Region 2-A: Includes the city of Meriden and the town of Wallingford.
  • Sub-Region 2-B: Includes the South Central Connecticut cities and towns of Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, West Haven, and Woodbridge.
  • Sub-Region 2-C: Includes the cities and towns of Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton.
  • Sub-Region 2-D: Includes all 15 cities and towns in Middlesex County.
  • Sub-Region 3-A: Includes the Northeastern Connecticut cities and towns of Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Columbia, Coventry, Eastford, Hampton, Killingly, Lebanon, Mansfield, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Scotland, Sterling, Thompson, Union, Willington, Windham, and Woodstock.
  • Sub-Region 3-B: Includes the Southeastern Connecticut cities and towns of Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Voluntown, and Waterford.
  • Sub-Region 4-A: Includes the cities and towns of Andover, Bolton, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Glastonbury, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Somers, South Windsor, Stafford, Tolland, and Vernon.
  • Sub-Region 4-B: Includes the cities and towns of Avon, Bloomfield, Canton, East Granby, Farmington, Granby, Hartford, Hartland, Newington, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Suffield, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.
  • Sub-Region 4-C and 5-C: Includes the cities and towns of Barkhamsted, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Colebrook, Harwinton, New Britain, New Hartford, Norfolk, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, Torrington, and Winchester.
  • Sub-Region 5-A: Includes the cities and towns of Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Canaan, Cornwall, Danbury, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, North Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Sherman, Warren, and Washington.
  • Sub-Region 5-B: Includes the cities and towns of Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Epidemiological Data Social Indicator Maps

A listing of the individual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) maps which have been developed for the project. Choose the social indicator map compilation to download them all as a group, otherwise use the individual map files as you need them.

Map Files

Title and Description DATE POSTED FILE TYPE (Size)
Social Indicator Map Compilation
The complete series of social indicator data maps included in the Community Level Data packets. Maps include past month alcohol consumption for youth and the general population, drug offenses, DWI offenses, underage liquor law violations, property crime, violent crime, homicide, suicide, adults in substance abuse treatment, density of liquor permits by population and square miles, alcohol-involved motor vehicle injuries, and cumulative drop out rates.
March 2, 2006 PDF ZIP
Regional Service Area Maps
Black and white and color maps of the state outlining Connecticut's Uniform Service Regions (USR), Regional Action Councils, and the older DMHAS region and sub-region systems.
March 2, 2006 PDF ZIP
Underage Drinking Social Host Ordinances
Towns that have a social host ordinance to prevent underage drinking on private property.

Effective 10/1/2006, a state law (Public Act No 06-112) goes into effect which provides similar provisions to those of the local ordinances currently in place and prohibits minors from possessing alcohol on public or private property and also prohibits persons from allowing minors -- other than their own child -- to possess alcohol on private property without taking reasonable steps to halt the possession.
March 5, 2006 PDF ZIP

Other Useful Data Sources for Developing the Sub-regional and Regional Epidemiological Profiles

  • Census 2000 Population Data for Connecticut's Towns - A series of Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets compiled by the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) from the US Census Summary File 1. The Excel files contained on the DPH site supplement the population counts included in your community level data packets provided at the February 2006 SPF-SIG TOT Meeting (the population files already provided are derived specifically from these state issued spreadsheets). You will be able to use the Excel Spreadsheets provided on the DPH site to determine racial/ethnic and gender break downs by town. These files represent Connecticut's official census data and are often used by Connecticut's state agencies. For consistency, please ONLY use these files for your demographic data; DO NOT use population count data compiled from other sources.
  • Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) Town Profiles - These 2 page reports are available for all of Connecticut's 169 towns. Each report presents the most recent town-level statistics available including demographic, economic, education, housing, labor force, government, and quality of life data. The latest year the reports are available is 2006.
  • Governor's Prevention Initiative for Youth 2000 Student Survey - Copies of the GPIY 2000 District Level Reports in PDF format. If your town is not listed, use the ERG Data for a particular town from the State Report as a proxy for the town.
  • Connecticut's Prevention Needs Assessment 1997 Student Survey - Copies of the 1997 Student Survey District Level Reports in PDF format. If your town is not listed, use the ERG Data for a particular town from the State or ERG specific report as a proxy for the town.
  • Connecticut GPIY/SIG Substance Use Data Sources Website - This site which is part of the DMHAS website was originally developed for the state's original State Incentive Grant. It allows you to find substance use data reports by town and lists the report itself (if available) and the appropriate contact to request the report. It typically includes the 2000 and 1997 Student Surveys as well as other surveys conducted by DMHAS, UConn, DPH, and other public or private organizations that were identified for a town when the listing was compiled (1998-2001). Some statewide resources which may contain town-specific information have been updated in 2003.
  • DMHAS Social Indicator Reports - The State of Connecticut Social Indicators reports are based on data collected by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services as part of the recent statewide prevention needs assessment funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
  • Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) - Courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet a need for reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics. Includes data by year on the number of violent and property crimes for police departments and university/colleges.
  • CT Department of Public Safety UCR and NIBRS - includes compilations of uniforn crime report (UCR) and National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) arrest data compiled by Connecticut law enforcement agencies and submitted to the Department of Public Safety.
  • Drug Overdoses in Connecticut - A report to the General Assembly on fatal and non-fatal drug overdoses in Connecticut (January 2004).
  • Connecticut State Department of Education Disciplinary Offenses - Data available from the Department of Education with district level specific reports related to disciplinary offenses including Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Suspensions and Expulsions for the 2005-2006 school year.
  • Connecticut State Data Center - A project of the University of Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis and the Office of Policy and Management, the Connecticut State Data Center provides population projections statewide, by town, by town group, and by county.

SPF-SIG Federal Grantee Resources

The sites listed below are helpful for State Epidemiology Workshops (SEW) Members and include links to materials provided by SAMHSA and their SPF-SIG contractors to support the SPF-SIG Process.