Virginia’s ‘Model’ Opioid Data-Sharing Platform Nearly Ready

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November 30, 2018

Virginia’s ‘Model’ Opioid Data-Sharing Platform Nearly Ready

As the epidemic’s death toll rises, the state is working to get more information into the hands of regional substance abuse coalitions to mitigate deaths and other negative impacts.

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services wants to improve local response to the opioid crisis using a new data-sharing and analysis platform.

In 2016, 1,268 people died from opioid overdoses in the state, and 4,076 more had opioid overdose-reversing Narcan administered to them by emergency medical services, according to the Virginia Department of Health.