Better Data for Better Policy: The Coleridge Initiative in Tennessee
Kuehn, Daniel; Urban Institute
This brief describes the experiences of Tennessee as a state partner of the Coleridge Initiative. Tennessee is one of the Coleridge Initiative�s most recent state partners and completed its first training in October 2021, after joining with neighboring states to participate in the Southern Regional Data Collaborative, a multistate organization focused on promoting regional data sharing and developing data governance practices. Tennessee partners found strong communication with Coleridge Initiative staff was essential for successful training. The Coleridge Initiative provided guidance on who to invite to trainings, strategic teaming, and partnering advice, and how to manage teams� data products.