Advisory Council 

The State Epidemiological Workgroup (SEW) was started in 2006 through a grant provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The Prevention Partnerships Advisory Council (PPAC) was established in 2009 as a requirement of the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) through SAMHSA.  Recently these groups joined efforts to create one council (SEWPPAC). The council is comprised of approximately 45 state and local members from across Iowa representing a variety of organizations. The SEWPPAC meets quarterly and corresponds more frequently as needed. 


  • Driven by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) planning model.

  • Builds prevention capacity and strengthen infrastructure at the state and local levels.

  • Discusses substance use data, trends, data gaps to improve prevention services.

  • Directs the State Epidemiological Profile, data briefs and other data collection and review processes.

  • Supports and promotes evidence-based prevention programs, policies and practices.

  • Shares information and resources to support state and local prevention efforts.

  • Oversees bureau workgroups including, Alcohol-Related Deaths, Evidence-Based Practices, Methamphetamine Workgroup and Workforce Development Task Force.

Join the Council or a Workgroup

Individuals and organizations interested in becoming a member of SEWPPAC are invited to fill out the SEWPPAC Membership Questionnaire. Contact Pat McGovern at 515-330-5542 for more information.