November 13, 2013Partner Material

Press Release: National Study Praises Providence’s Efforts to Improve Community Outcomes Using Data

Local/ Child Health/Education/ 2013/

Mayor Angel Taveras today joined Results for America, an initiative of America Achieves, and The Bridgespan Group to release a new paper highlighting Providence as one of the nation’s best cities at driving better results for residents through the use of data and evidence. Providence is highlighted alongside Baltimore, Denver, Miami, New York, and San Antonio, as an example of a city that is building evidence about the most effective and efficient practices, policies and programs.

The paper, “Geek Cities: How Smarter Use of Data and Evidence Can Improve Lives,” lauds the Providence Children and Youth Cabinet’s Evidence2Success initiative, a program designed to promote children’s health and development by investing in proven programs.

“I am pleased that Providence has been named one of the top six cities in the nation at using data and evidence to drive better outcomes for our residents,” said Mayor Angel Taveras. “By investing in proven, effective resources we can maximize our impact and build a stronger community.”