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October 21, 2016

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.

October 21, 2016

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.

October 21, 2016

Zika in the States: What You Need to Know

NGA brings you up-to-date information on how states are preparing for the spread of the Zika virus, including important information for pregnant women.

October 03, 2016

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.

September 30, 2016

Improving State Efforts to Prepare and Respond to Public Health Emergencies

A new paper from the National Governors Association highlights steps states can take to improve preparedness when dealing with public health emergencies.

September 07, 2016

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.

August 16, 2016

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.

August 03, 2016

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.

August 02, 2016

Aligning Energy Efficiency and Demand Response to Lower Peak Electricity Demand, Reduce Costs and Address Reliability Concerns

A new paper from NGA examines policies and programs governors can implement to address volatility in electricity use, saving money and increasing reliability for consumers.

July 07, 2016

Finding Solutions to the Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis: A Road Map for States

Developed by the NGA Center through extensive consultation with senior state officials and other national experts, the road map is a tool to help states respond to the growing opioid crisis.