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Tennessee Livability Collaborative

The Tennessee Livability Collaborative

The Tennessee Livability Collaborative is a working group of 17 Tennessee state agencies with a mission of improving the prosperity, quality of life, and health of Tennesseans through state department collaboration in the areas of policy, funding, and programming.

For more information about the Tennessee Livability Collaborative please contact Dr.  John Vick at john.vick@tn.gov.

Tennessee Livability Collaborative Logic Model

Tennessee Livability Collaborative Logic Model

An evaluation of the Tennessee Livability Collaborative is underway and scheduled for completion in Spring 2019.

Please click here to view preliminary findings from the evaluation.

Vision

A high quality of life for all Tennesseans that includes opportunities for education, employment, health, transportation, healthy foods, housing, recreation, and culture in Tennessee communities with the goal of advancing the economic competitiveness of Tennessee by enhancing the livability of Tennessee communities. By creating attractive, enjoyable, active and socially engaging environments that optimize the health of children and adults, Tennessee fosters the best opportunities for children to grow and learn, as well as increases the productivity and contribution of adults to their communities and workplaces.

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Focus

The Collaborative focuses on the state's priorities around: Jobs & Economic Development, Education & Workforce Development, Health & Welfare, Fiscal Strength & Efficient Government and Public Safety.

Operation

The Collaborative assists state agencies to coordinate efforts that impact the economic and personal health of Tennesseans and Tennessee communities. By outlining and coordinating programs, policies, and funding aimed at stimulating economically strong places to live and work, state agencies can foster cross-agency collaboration and leverage resources wisely. 

Membership

The Collaborative is facilitated by Leslie Meehan and John Vick with the Tennessee Department of Health's Office of Primary Prevention, with an open invitation to other departments and agencies to participate. The Collaborative is jointly-owned by all participating state agencies and meets bi-monthly. 

TLC Agencies