The NGA Center, through former 2005-06 NGA chair Governor Mike Huckabee’s Healthy America initiative, provided numerous resources to help governors and states positively influence the health of the nation.
Healthy States Program: Wellness in the Community and Workplace
The NGA Center launched the Healthy States Program to encourage community and workplace wellness efforts that engage senior state leadership to develop and implement best practices that promote healthy living practices.
Healthy Kids, Healthy America Program
The NGA Center helped states focus on preventing childhood obesity through policy and environmental change.
Shaping a Healthy America: A Decision Making Guide
The NGA Center also launched an interactive Web site to assist policymakers in making informed and sound decisions concerning wellness programs.