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Governors' and spouses' biographies, searchable database and contact information.

NGA Center for Best Practices

NGA Center for Best Practices

The NGA Center develops innovative solutions to today’s most pressing public policy challenges.

Government Relations

Government Relations

The Office of Government Relations' mission is to ensure governors’ views are represented in the shaping of federal policy.

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October 21, 2016

States Improve Rural Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that three states will participate in an NGA learning lab to help combat the opioid epidemic. The project will focus on using teleconsultation to expand treatment for opioid use disorder in rural and other underserved communities. 

October 21, 2016

States Strengthen Energy Infrastructure

In two new papers from the National Governors Association, strategies to enhance energy planning and response, as well as storage, are explored.

October 12, 2016

States Drive Systems Change Through Two-Generation Strategies

The National Governors Association announced that five states have been selected to participate in an opportunity to create two-generation strategies for systems change.

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2016-2017 NGA Chair Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Initiative

Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge



2016 Gubernatorial Elections

Gubernatorial elections will be held in 12 states and two territories.

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Improving State Coordination for Energy Assurance Planning and Response

A new paper from the National Governors Association highlights existing opportunities for governors to improve state coordination for responding to energy emergencies—natural or humanmade disasters—through enhancements to energy assurance planning and information collection.

State Strategies for Advancing the Use of Energy Storage

A new paper from the National Governors Association highlights actions states can take to implement wide-scale adoption of advanced energy storage technologies and determine the extent the technologies will play in each state’s energy future.

Housing as Health Care: A Road Map for States

States need to leverage housing interventions that improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Through this step-by-step guide, governors can create greater access to housing solutions for high-need, high-cost Medicaid enrollees.

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2016 Summer Meeting Photo Gallery

Des Moines, IA (July 14–17, 2016)