State Epidemiologic Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) Quarterly Meeting
The SEOW will be hosting a panel on homelessness in Hawaii with the following speakers:
- Emma Grochowsky, Homelessness Community Development Specialist from the Office of the Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness
- Heather Lusk, Executive Director of the Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center
- Wallace Engberg, Data Analyst for the Homeless Management Information System from Partners in Care
Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 1:00pm-3:00pm
Registration for this event has closed.
Since 2006, the State Epidemiologic Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) has been providing epidemiologic services to the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD) of the Hawaiʻi Department of Health. The SEOW has evolved to focus on underage drinking and substance use due to the focus of the federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS). Based at the University of Hawaii Myron B. Thompson School of Social, the SEOW welcomes all stakeholders interested in using epidemiologic data to inform public health planning. The SEOW hosts a quarterly meeting where individuals/organizations have the opportunity to share information about their substance use data.
Matt's collaboration with experts that have spent their lifetimes studying and addressing specific impacts trauma has on communities of color has yielded many insights and practical steps and tools to reduce the trauma that individuals and communities of color. Matt will share those that have helped men and boys of color and their loved ones heal from their invisible wounds as well as to help the community heal as well. In 2016, Matt spearheaded the Black Men and Boys Healing Summit.
iChooseMe: This training will provide the participant with information on drug awareness, a half-page picture book, that provides information about illicit drugs and side effects of use. Each page mentions a protective factor that can reduce the potential for substance abuse and misuse.
Know More: Underage Drinking Prevention: This training will provide the participant with a presentation they can use to inform middle school and high school youth about underage drinking and its risks and consequences, along with refusal skills. Portions of this presentation can also be shared with parents/guardians.