Governors who want to address oral health needs should consider interventions that show strong evidence of improving oral health outcomes.
Governors play a critical role in health care transformation and are leading innovative efforts to improve the quality of health care while reducing its cost.
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.