The role of the Advisory Council according to their charter is to:
- Inform the communications plan and research agenda
- Provide guidance to SLDS Project Team
- Advocate for the project to increase visibility, access and use
- Provide connections with agencies to create partnerships and efficiencies
- Promote policies based on data and research
Advisory Council Members
YMCA of Greater Providence
Elizabeth Burke Bryant
Rhode Island Kids Count
RI State Senator
John Killoy III
Rhode Island AFL-CIO
Sidney “Macky” McCleary
RI Department of Business Regulations
RI State Representative
Anna Cano Morales
Latino Policy Institute
RI Department of Children, Youth & Families
- How can Rhode Island improve the alignment between education and training programs to meet the workforce needs of today and of the future?
- Where are there skill gaps in Rhode Island’s workforce, and what are their effects?
- What are the causes of Rhode Island’s current skill gaps?
- What measures are being used to describe the skill gaps, and how well do they capture progress made by interventions?
- How successful are attempts to close Rhode Island’s skill gaps?
- How can Rhode Island provide public programs and services in ways that are more equitable and accessible to all citizens?
- Where is there need for equity improvements in Rhode Island, and what are the implications of these inequities?
- What are the causes of current inequities in Rhode Island?
- What measures are being used to describe these inequities, and how well do they capture progress made by interventions?
- How successful are attempts to increase equity in Rhode Island?
Efficiencies and Effectiveness
- How can Rhode Island develop policies and programs that provide more efficient and effective services to state residents?
- Where is there need for greater efficiency and effectiveness among Rhode Island state programs?
- What are the causes of current inefficiencies?
- What measures are being used to describe issues of inequity or ineffectiveness, and how well do they capture progress made by interventions?
- How successful are attempts to increase efficiency and effectiveness?
- How can linked state administrative data provide policymakers and state administrators with new insights about existing programs and services?
- How can one agency’s data (e.g., health indicators), inform the work of another agency (e.g., education attainment)?
- To what extent does the linked data enable Rhode Island to identify communities and populations experiencing different access, services, and outcomes and provide targeted support?