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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.

Federal Relations

Federal Relations

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

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September 13, 2016

NGA Names New Interim Education Director

The National Governors Association has announced Aaliyah Samuel as interim director of the NGA Center for Best Practices Education Division.

September 12, 2016

NGA CEO Pens Op-Ed on Congress and Zika Funding

NGA CEO Scott Pattison wrote an op-ed on governors’ desire for Congress to reach a swift deal on Zika funding, which was published September 12, 2016, in The Hill.

September 09, 2016

States Take On Heroin, Illicit Fentanyl to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Seven states have been selected to develop action plans for reducing overdoses and deaths related to heroin and illicit fentanyl.

September 09, 2016

‘Governor’s Corner’ Column Spotlights State Energy Advancements

Each quarter, the NGA Center for Best Practices Environment, Energy and Transportation Division pens “Governor’s Corner,” a column in Public Utilities Fortnightly.

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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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Medicaid High-Need, High-Cost Programs: Promising Practices for Evaluation Metrics

The majority of high-need, high-cost Medicaid enrollees’ poor outcomes are due to a health care system that is highly inefficient in measuring impact, health outcomes and cost savings. NGA, with the help from states, created core metrics to measure the success of high-need, high-cost programs.

Health Investments That Pay Off: A Comprehensive Approach to Tobacco Control

More than 60 percent of spending associated with tobacco use is incurred by state and federal government purchasers of health care.

The Future of Medicaid Transformation: A Practical Guide for States

The Future of Medicaid Transformation: A Practical Guide for States is the end product of an 18-month NGA policy academy and provides a framework for how states can design statewide transformation proposals that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is likely to approve.

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2016 Summer Meeting Photo Gallery

Des Moines, IA (July 14–17, 2016)