Data, Research, and Planning


  • State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup

    The mission of the State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) is to use data to inform decisions about substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery programming.

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  • Fast Facts

    Fast Facts provides a quick overview of key statistics about mental health and substance abuse in Tennessee as well as budget and service information for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

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  • County Data Book

    The 2016 Behavioral Health Services County and Region Data Book contains Tennessee mental health and substance abuse services data by county and region for the last three years.

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  • Behavioral Health Indicators for Tennessee and the U.S.

    This 2017 Data Book displays behavioral health indicators for mental health and substance abuse for Tennessee compared to the U.S. for the most recent five years available.

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  • County and Regional Behavioral Health Prevalence Dashboard

    The regional data in this dashboard is based on the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Each year, the NSDUH surveys a representative sample of Tennesseans age 12 and older through face-to-face interviews at their place of residence.

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  • Regional Demographic Indicators

    This book includes seven demographic indicators and data from the 2010 Census and the 2006-2010 American Community Survey.

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  • Data Briefs

    Data briefs are brief looks at behavioral health data collected or analyzed by the Office of Research.

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  • Data Resources

    A list of data resources categorized by topic. Some examples include: Statistics on Child Welfare in Tennessee, Medicaid Benefits Online Database, and The National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

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  • Planning

    The Office of Planning produces the Three-Year Plan, administers the Statewide and Regional Planning and Policy Councils, coordinates appointments to the Councils and the RMHI Boards of Trustees, and develops the Mental Health Block Grant, the SAMHSA Annual Report, and the Joint Annual Report for the Governor and the Legislature.

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  • Needs Assessment

    The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services completes an annual assessment of need in order to prioritize programming for the most prevalent mental health and substance abuse needs in Tennessee.

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