State Epidemiological Workgroup

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands State Epidemiological Workgroup (SEW) was established in 2008 to develop an epidemiological profile of the CNMI. The development of this profile was partly supported with funds from SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG) in March 2007. The intent of the grant is to develop capacity, through collaborative partnership, toward a systematic collection, analyses, and reporting of relevant data on substance abuse consumption and consequences.

Mission: Is to help strengthen the quality of data availability for the CNMI Substance Abuse Prevention programs and activities.

Objectives:

  • Secure sustainable funding to support SEW work through grants and leverage resources.
  • Train staff, SEW members, advisory council members, policy makers and stakeholders on the purpose and operation of SEW.
  • Develop indicators on the consequences, consumption and prevalence of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
  • Identify sources and reliability of data for each indicator.
  • Publish EPI Profile every 2 years.

Members:

Glenn H. Mangolona, SEW Chairperson

Jess Aguon, SEW Data Manager

Tanya Camacho, Northern Marianas College

Lynette Sablan, Alcohol Beverage & Tobacco Control, Department of Commerce

Wil Rospel, Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation Vital Stats

Vince Castro, Director of Kagman Community Health Center

Edward Diaz, HSPO Director

Francine Nekai, Department of Finance, Customs

Bill Rathburn, Department of Public Safety Network Manager

John Cruz, Director of Criminal Justice Planning Agency

John Hosono, Department of Commerce

SEW Rota: Thomas D. Mendiola, Chair; Dean Manglona, Northern Marianas College; Avery Hocog; Evelyn Mendiola, Northern Marianas College; Benedict San Nicholas

SEW Tinian: Sonna Decena, Chair; Martha Borja, Department of Commerce; Vina Hofschneider, Mayor’s Office; Keith Nabors, Division of Public Health; Wally Villagomez, Department of Public Safety

For more information, contact

Glenn Manglona at (670) 287-4536 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rica Dela Cruz at (670) 323-6590 or email   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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