Helping communities combat the opioid epidemic
As one of Virginia’s premier cross-agency data-sharing initiatives, the Framework for Addiction Analysis and Community Transformation (FAACT), is a secure data-sharing platform that helps communities in the Commonwealth combat Virginia’s opioid addiction crisis.
Launched by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) with support from Qlarion and championed by the Commonwealth’s Chief Data Officer, Carlos Rivero, FAACT was created to combine previously siloed data from across a variety of different agencies, secretariats, and local organizations – including healthcare and social services, public safety and corrections, drug courts, and community coalitions – to generate insights about the contributing factors to opioid abuse and the most effective ways for communities to respond.
The result is a solution designed to help people in need today, while stopping the addiction before it begins. Read more about the initiative here. Because of FAACT – Virginia was able to expand the data sharing platform to help the Commonwealth combat COVID-19.
“As additional regions of the Commonwealth join the platform, we’ll have a more holistic view about both opioid addiction and effective treatment plans across the state. This information will not only enable us to disperse funding more effectively, but also direct our technical assistance to the areas that need it the most.”
Virginia DCJS Director