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About the Office of Evidence and Impact

What is the Office of Evidence & Impact?

With a vision to empower decision-making that serves every Tennessean, the office of evidence and impact (OEI) was established in September 2019. In partnership with Governor Lee’s office and Tennessee’s executive agencies, OEI seeks to use data to inform decision makers to ensure we invest in programs that work for Tennesseans. This happens in three ways:

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Contact Us

For more information about evidence-based budgeting, program inventories, or enterprise data management, please email OEI.Questions@tn.gov, or contact any member of the OEI team directly.

Christin Lotz, Director of Evidence and Impact

Kaitlin L. Reynolds, Evidence Coordinator

Amanda K. Armstrong, Evidence Coordinator

Jonathon M. Attridge, Enterprise Data Scientist


What other states are doing this?

Through a joint effort of the Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation known as Results First, several states have been working to implement a new approach to budgeting that includes the use of evidence to invest in programs proven to work. Some of those states include: