About the Office of Strategic Initiatives

The purpose of the Office of Strategic Initiatives is to bridge the evidence-based strategies and resources of TDH with local knowledge, priorities, and leadership. ​   

We guide the department’s strategic planning process and support Tennessee’s County Health Councils with the help of TDH staff and partners to implement upstream, innovative solutions to public health challenges. We do this through process facilitation, technical assistance, policy expertise, and relationship-building. ​ 

Contact OSI

For more information about OSI's work and to get connected with Tennessee's County Health Councils, please contact: 


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JW Randolph, Director


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Jen Trail, Deputy Director