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Center Publications
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.

November 07, 2014

Community-based prevention programs (CBPPs) can serve as an important tool for states to improve health outcomes and reduce costs.

October 28, 2014

Mathematics knowledge acquired in early childhood and early elementary grades is a critical foundation for long-term student success, according to a new paper released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).

October 27, 2014

The National Governors Association (NGA) released The Cybersecurity Workforce: States’ Needs and Opportunities, which examines factors to consider when creating a comprehensive state strategy to improve cybersecurity.

September 22, 2014

Physician assistants (PAs) play a broad and expanding role in the health care system, working in a variety of practice areas and settings because of their adaptably and lower cost, according to a new paper released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).

September 15, 2014

In 2011 Delaware Gov. Jack Markell launched a statewide financial empowerment program called $tand By Me®.

August 20, 2014

To help governors combat the growing risk of cyber threats to the nation’s energy system, the National Governors Association released an issue brief detailing preventative steps that can be taken.

July 12, 2014

National Governors Association Chair Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin released her initiative’s final report, An Action Guide for Governors, during the special session of NGA’s 2014 Summer Meeting.

July 01, 2014

Job seekers, employers and communities all benefited from workforce programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), according to a new report and companion paper released by the National Governors Association.

June 30, 2014

State Strategies for Global Trade and Investment examines actions governors can take to develop more robust international strategies in conjunction with their state’s overall economic development strategy.

May 22, 2014

Governors across the country are pursuing state economic development with policies aimed at the clean energy sector, according to a new report released by the National Governors Association.

March 31, 2014

Governors play an important role in modernizing the electric power grid to ensure it continues to function reliably, safely and efficiently, according to a new paper released by the National Governors Association.

March 13, 2014

Governors emphasized the importance of job creation, the budget, workforce development and education during their annual State of the State addresses, according to a report released by the National Governors Association.

February 23, 2014

As part of the National Governors Association’s (NGA) ongoing effort to help states reduce prescription drug abuse, findings from the Prescription Drug Abuse Reduction Policy Academy were the focus of the Health and Human Services Committee session at NGA’s 2014 Winter Meeting.

February 22, 2014

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin released the first report of her National Governors Association (NGA) Chair’s Initiative, America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs, during NGA’s 2014 Winter Meeting.

January 06, 2014

The Role of Dental Hygienists in Providing Access to Oral Health Care summarizes various policies governing the role of dental hygienists and examines alternative models and practices from states.