Virginia Social Indicator Dashboard
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What is this dashboard?
The Virginia Social Indicator Dashboard is a compilation of behavioral health data from various agencies and organizations across the state. The goal of the dashboard is to centralize key indicators of behavioral health and wellness to use as a resource for needs assessment, epidemiological monitoring and planning.

How do I use this dashboard?
At the top of the screen, there are options to view data by Data Source. Clicking on the link will show you available data under each. Data Sources have multiple indicators within a specific content area (for example, criminal justice).

Important Data Considerations:
  • Most data tabs include a map as well as charts and graphs to demonstrate trends. Hovering over a locality on the map, or over a data point on a graph will highlight exact data values.
  • Many data tabs include the option to view data as a count or as a rate. Count data is useful in looking at the total quantity of an event but may be influenced by the size of the underlying population. A rate means that the data was standardized to a common denominator and can be compared across geographic or demographic groups.
  • Data was available for different geographic and demographic groups across data sources. Whenever possible, the most granular level of data is provided.
  • Data suppression criteria followed the criteria provided by the data source. Suppression criteria may vary across data sources and is used to maintain confidentiality.
  • Information about the data source is included in each tab under Data Sources but is not replicated in the Indicator Issues view.Additionally, any important notes about interpretation are found on the Data Source tabs.
  • Independent city of Bedford, Virginia was changed to town status and was added to Bedford County effective July 1, 2013. For consistency on this dashboard, Bedford City and Bedford county data were combined across data collection years for all data sources.

If community-level data was available, localities have been aggregated to the Community Service Board level and DBHDS Regional level, if possible. For more information on DBHDS Regions, click here. Please note, in some cases the most granular level of data available may be at a regional level that differs from DBHDS regional designations. For questions on Virginia regional variations by agency, please contact the agency that supplied the data, which can be found in the data source tooltip whick look like this: .

For questions on the specific data sources (e.g. data collection methodology), please visit the website of the Virginia agency who provided the data or contact the appropriate agency staff member. Website information can be found in the dashboard tooltip next to each data source title.

For more information or questions on the Virginia Social Indicator Dashboard, please contact: Katie Gelman, MPH, .

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