Center Publications
January 15, 2016

A Governor’s Guide to Criminal Justice is a tool for governors and their criminal justice policy advisors to use when implementing effective policies and programs in areas such as corrections, parole and probation and juvenile justice.

January 11, 2016

The Medicaid Health Care Purchasing Compendium is a reference guide for states facing the ongoing challenge of managing the costs of their Medicaid programs while ensuring beneficiaries have access to quality health care.

October 29, 2015

Governors who want to address oral health needs should consider interventions that show strong evidence of improving oral health outcomes.

October 27, 2015

The education system of the United States is not adequately preparing a large proportion of its students for college, career-training and, ultimately, jobs that provide enough income to support a middle class standard of living.

September 23, 2015

Across the country, health care systems continue to grapple with how best to serve patients with the greatest needs.

August 26, 2015

Governors are in a unique position to align programs and policies for children and their parents through “two-generation” strategies since they oversee most of the state and federal programs for low-income families.

August 24, 2015

Governors play a central role in ensuring that public educational institutions provide students with the knowledge and abilities required for a successful life and career.

August 12, 2015

Social impact bonds (SIB) are a financing mechanism that states use to support innovative programs focusing on the underlying social determinants of health.

July 24, 2015

The 2014-2015 chair’s initiative, Delivering Results, focused on helping governors identify strategies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state government. One critical aspect of improving the performance of state government is to find and develop top-level state leaders who are focused on achieving results and who can cultivate an organizational culture supportive of that goal.

July 24, 2015

The 2014-2015 chair’s initiative, Delivering Results, focused on helping governors identify strategies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state government. Many states have launched efforts to streamline regulatory processes to help residents and businesses have better and easier experiences with state government and to promote economic growth.

July 24, 2015

The 2014-2015 chair’s initiative, Delivering Results, focused on helping governors identify strategies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state government. One way in which governors are driving results in their states is through enhanced use of data and evidence.

July 24, 2015

The 2014-2015 chair’s initiative, Delivering Results, focused on helping governors identify strategies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state government. In order to deliver results to individuals and busi­nesses in the state, governors can use any number of specific strategies, including recruiting and hiring ef­fective state government leaders, streamlining regula­tions, implementing lean process improvement, and using data and evidence to inform budgeting.

July 17, 2015

Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) provide a critical source of health insurance coverage to low-income pregnant women, infants, and children. These reports highlight state trends in health care coverage for women and children through Medicaid and SCHIP.

July 16, 2015

Fusion centers were created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to facilitate the type of multijurisdictional information sharing needed to prevent another strike on the homeland.

July 09, 2015

Governors and other state policymakers are at the forefront of efforts to protect drinking water resources from potential risks associated with shale energy development.

July 01, 2015

Improving the energy efficiency of multifamily buildings can help governors achieve their goals of reducing consumers’ energy costs, strengthening electricity system reliability, and lowering emissions.

June 25, 2015

As states are pursuing various education reforms necessary to support the implementation of more rigorous standards that will more accurately measure students readiness for college or career training, governors and other state leaders have many opportunities to make policy decisions that will support principals so that they can improve the quality of teaching and learning in every school across a state.

June 15, 2015

Strengthening juvenile justice systems and improving outcomes for justice-involved youth is a top priority of the nation’s governors, as detailed in a paper released by the National Governors Association.

April 15, 2015

Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, affecting nearly one in 11 children.

April 09, 2015

In their 2015 State of the State addresses, governors emphasized the importance of workforce and transportation investment, along with support for education funding and continued economic growth. Governors also focused on increasing transparency and efficiency of state government functions, addressing prescription drug abuse and reforming criminal justice systems.

February 25, 2015

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) convened an expert roundtable to discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by new hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatments and other pharmaceutical therapies known as high-impact drugs.

January 13, 2015

Pharmacists practice in a variety of health care settings.

December 22, 2014

Reducing energy use can be an attractive option to help a company stay competitive in the world market.

November 24, 2014

Governors should be prepared from the first day of their administration to manage a major disaster.

November 10, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is examining changes to the way it oversees radioactive wastes in the nuclear weapons complex that could have important environmental, safety, and economic ramifications for states.