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Risk and protection profiles for substance use disorder prevention for Washington State and its communities released

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has released the January 2021 Community Risk Profiles, a comprehensive collection of social indicators relevant to a broad range of problem behaviors among adolescents and adults, such as substance abuse among youth.

A product of the Research and Development Analysis’ (RDA) Community Outcome and Risk Evaluation geographic information system (CORE), nearly 50 indicators are presented in graphs, maps and tables which facilitate comparison between communities and over time. The Profiles, comprised of 455 reports, provide annual trends for the last 5 to 12 years for Washington, its counties, school districts and locales, and the US as a whole.

The indicators cover such topics as child and family health, availability of drugs and substance abuse, criminal justice involvement among teens and adults, academic performance of children and youth, and socioeconomic conditions in your community.

The profiles are updated twice a year; the reports are available in PDF and Excel.

To access the January 2021 Community Risk Profiles:

Tips for using the CORE Risk Profiles.

If you have any questions, please contact DSHS RDA (Irina Sharkova) at Irina.Sharkova@dshs.wa.gov.