Virginia Expands Data-Sharing Platform in Opioid Fight

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August 27, 2019

Virginia Expands Data-Sharing Platform in Opioid Fight

Virginia is expanding its Framework for Addiction Analysis and Community Transformation [FAACT], a data-sharing platform meant to aid in the fight against the opioid epidemic, Gov. Ralph Northam has announced.

Initially launched as a pilot in 2018, FAACT shares data between government, and public and private entities. The program combines separate data points from law enforcement, state, county and local agencies, courts, health-care and social services entities, and others, according to a press release from the governor’s office. The Department of Criminal Justice Services, the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services, and Qlarion Inc., partnered to develop and deploy FAACT in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.