Region 11 Regional Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup


The Region 11 Regional Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup is one of seventeen Regional Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroups (REOW, pronounced "row") across the state of Oklahoma.1 REOW exist to surveil data about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD); to analyze and interpret those data; and to share their findings with their communities in order to improve prevention, treatment, and other services.

The Region 11 REOW serves Comanche, Cotton, Harmon, Jackson, Jefferson, Stephens, and Tillman Counties. It is composed of individuals from various sectors of the community including youth services, juvenile justice, education, health, prevention, and treatment. For a more specific list of members, see the Region 11 Epidemiological Profile.


History

The Region 11 REOW was founded in 2011 through the work of the Region 11 Regional Prevention Coordinator.2 Over the course of several months it gathered data on the consumption and consequences of ATOD in its communities.  It then analyzed those data, identified the substance abuse problems in the region, and determined their extent and distribution. Armed with this information, the REOW developed recommendations about which substance abuse problems should take priority within the communities. These data were presented two local coalitions in the form of a Regional 11 Epidemiological Profile. Both coalitions are now actively working on the recommened priorities. You can see more about their work on their pages: the "Lawton/Ft. Sill Community Coalition" page and the "Dream Duncan's Destiny Drug Free Community Association" page.

 

 


1. Each REOW serves one ODMHSAS Region.  To learn what an ODMHSAS Region is, see that section of our "The Basics" page.
2. To learn what a Regional Prevention Coordinator is, see that section of our "The Basics" page.