December 2-3, 2009 | Boston, MA
The NGA Center, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), hosted the Statewide Interoperability Coordinators Meeting. Fifty U.S. states and territories were represented at the meeting.
This Webinar presented a review of the national H1N1 vaccination efforts from the perspectives of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, state departments of health and local public health departments.
October 21-23, 2009 | New Orleans, LA
The NGA Center Federal Facilities Task Force (FFTF) eighth annual Intergovernmental Meeting with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) featured presentations and open discussions with senior officials from the DOE Office of Environmental Management.
Annapolis, MD | October 20, 2009
The NGA Center hosted a Roundtable on Public Health Preparedness and the Private Sector to explore interactions among public health and homeland security agencies and the private sector during planning, response and recovery efforts for public health incidents such as an influenza pandemic. Meeting participants discussed the obstacles to effective private sector integration with government preparedness and response efforts.
September 30, 2009 | Washington, D.C.
The NGA Center hosted an Experts Roundtable to inform the development of a coming policy academy on building retrofits. The meeting was attended by more than two dozen experts in the fields of building energy technology, policy, financing, real estate, building construction and preservation, electricity generation and delivery and workforce development.
September 24-25, 2009 | National Harbor, MD
The State Alliance learning forum covered National Health Reform; Federal Inter-Agency Collaboration - ONC, CMS, AHRQ and HRSA; Financing State Health Information Exchange
Washington, DC | September 22-23, 2009
To help states develop strategies to respond to the needs associated with the growth of military bases, the NGA Center created a Mission Growth Working Group with representatives appointed by the Governors from 17 of the most highly affected states – Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia.
The NGA Center hosted Building Brighter Futures for Our Children, a national children's summit that brought together 39 state teams to develop a coordinated policy agenda among state health, early education and human service systems to ensure better outcomes for our nation's children.
July 21-22, 2009 | Minneapolis, MN
The NGA Center hosted a Workshop on the Security Implications of Public Health Threats to explore how public health threats impact civil society, economic security, and government operations. The meeting highlighted emerging threats and diseases, the strains public health disasters can put on regional stability, and the lessons learned from case studies and state experiences in managing public health threats.
August 7, 2009 | Burlington, VT
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), hosted the Statewide Interoperability Coordinators Meeting in San Diego, CA.
June 24-26, 2009 | San Francisco, CA
Building on the Innovation America initiative, the NGA Center for Best Practices held a meeting on “Maximizing Return on R&D Investments in Tough Economic Times” in San Francisco, California, from June 24 to 26.
June 17-19 | Chicago, IL
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices recently hosted a Policy Academy on Advanced Energy Strategies for Buildings with support from the U.S. Department of Energy. The meeting was held June 17th through 19th, 2009 at the Hotel Allegro in Chicago, Illinois.
There are record number of foreign-born individuals and their children living in the United States today—in communities of all types and sizes. Although many immigrants integrate quickly, others need support to ensure that they contribute to our economy, are civically and politically engaged and that their children are healthy and successful in school.
June 7-9, 2009 | Santa Fe, NM
The 2009 Governors' Education Policy Advisors (GEPA) Institute focused on Evidence-Based Education Policy for Tough Budget Times. The Institute was held Sunday, June 7 – Tuesday, June 9, 2009 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The NGA Center held a meeting of the State Energy and Green Jobs Working Group on the implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
Arlington, Virginia | May 27-29, 2009
NGA Center hosted the Federal Facilities Task Force (FFTF) Spring Meeting in Arlington, Virginia on May 27-29, 2009. Topics addressed included: the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), budget, waste management, natural resources damages, and transportation.
Washington, DC | May 18, 2009
The Public Health Information Sharing Roundtable examined the barriers to sharing public health information with state fusion centers and the greater homeland security community. In addition, the meeting helped identify practices at the state level for facilitating public health information sharing. Meeting outcomes included a better understanding of the legal, policy and cultural challenges to public health information sharing. States learned of best practices to overcome challenges to information sharing, and discovered new ideas for policy development in their states.
April 30-May 1, 2009
The NGA Center hosted a two-day Green Economy State Roundtable. More than 70 senior advisors on energy, economic development and workforce from 22 states were joined by experts from private industry, venture capital and investment firms, academia, think tanks and the federal government.
April 26-29, 2009 | Tucson, Arizona
This annual institute provided an opportunity for Governors' top criminal justice policy advisors to meet with peers from other states and leading criminal justice researchers and experts. During the meeting, participants explored key state issues, learned about current research, and identified emerging state issues.