This site utilizes JavaScript to enhance the user interface and productivity for users. Ensure you have Java Script enabled in your browser to take full advantage.

Division Director
Frederick Isasi | profile
Program Director
Hemi Tewarson | profile
Program Director
Kelly Murphy | profile
Program Director
Lauren Block | profile
Program Director
Sandra Wilkniss | profile
Senior Policy Analyst
Flora Arabo | profile
Senior Policy Analyst
Hilary Kennedy | profile

See all Health Division staff

Health Division


June 16, 2015

The National Governors Association today announced that Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming will participate in a policy academy designed to assist governors and their senior staff in establishing or enhancing programs that improve outcomes and reduce cost of health care for people with complex care needs. 

April 20, 2015

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced it is partnering with the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) to host the national Medicaid Leadership Institute this fall. 


The NGA Center for Best Practices Health Division provides information, research, policy analysis, technical assistance and resource development for governors and their staff across a range of policy issues. The health division covers issues in the areas of health care service delivery and reform, including payment reform, health workforce planning, quality improvement, and public health and behavioral health integration within the medical delivery system. Other focus areas include Medicaid cost containment, state employee and retiree health benefits, maternal and child health, prescription drug abuse prevention and health insurance exchange planning.

About the Health Division