Data to Action Resource Team

Horizon Behavioral Health in partnership with Lynchburg-Central Virginia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) have created the Data to Action Resource Team (DART) to better understand how societal factors are impacting substance use and mental illness in Central Virginia.

This team is compiled of individuals representing multiple sectors including health, law enforcement, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), behavioral health service providers, business community, housing, etc. DART will be committed to collecting and analyzing data to identify trends, contributing factors, and overall impact of substance use and mental illness in Central Virginia.

There are multiple state and local organizations doing the great work of collecting data and creating reports. However often times the data is not provided to the public for months to years later, additionally the data is not always comprehensive. It does not paint an entire picture. This suppresses the community’s ability to respond collectively in a timely manner with potentially successful prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery strategies.

The goal is to utilize the data from the Bi-Annual DART Report to educate and inform the community, assist with identifying and prioritizing needs; aid in developing action plans to address contributing factors; and help determine and gain the resources needed to address challenges related to substance use and mental illness in Central Virginia.

Central Virginia Community Reports

Presented by the Data to Action Resource Team.

September 2023  I  Full Report

August 2022  I  Full Report

December 2021  I  Qualitative Report

DART meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 9 AM. If you or your organization have any inquiries or are interested in becoming members of DART, please contact Curtis Jones at (434) 477-5042 or