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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.

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.

Data Briefs

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

Behavioral Health Indicators for Tennessee and the U.S.

This 2018 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.

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.

County Data Book

The 2017 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.

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.


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.

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.