July 24-25, 2006 | Boston, Massachusetts
The I-95 Corridor provides access to the entire east coast and its many associated ports of entry, both air and sea. The U.S. Department of State estimates that between 14,500 and 17,500 women and children are trafficked into the United States for sexual purposes each year.
July 13-15, 2006 | Berkeley, California
NGA was pleased to invite policy academy teams, speakers, and others to the second meeting of the NGA Policy Academy on Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care at the Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami Beach, Florida. The goal of this Academy project was for participating states to develop comprehensive programs and policies to ensure that youth leaving foster care have the supports and skills to successfully enter adulthood.
February 2-3, 2006 | Lake Buena Vista, Florida
The NGA Center hosted the National Education Data Summit to develop a shared vision for effective, comprehensive K-16 data systems and how policymakers can use data from these systems to develop policies to improve educational outcomes.
August 11-12, 2005 | Snowbird, Utah
The following Resource Page includes links to information presented by speakers in listed topic areas. In addition, relevant recommendations from the CSC/NGA authored and USDE-funded policy primer Providing Quality Choice Options in Education and other related resources are included in each section.
August 5, 2005
The NGA Center and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) hosted a Web conference about340B Drug Purchasing Options for states. The federal 340B Drug Pricing Program allows federally qualified entities to purchase pharmaceuticals below the Medicaid rebate price. States can benefit from the 340B program when Medicaid clients or other state programs purchase pharmaceuticals through participating federally qualified community health centers (FQHCs).
May 2-3, 2005 | Santa Fe, New Mexico
June 20-21, 2005 | Miami, Florida
The CJIS Regional Executive Policy Forums were designed for governors, criminal justice policy advisors and CJIS policy executives to come together and focus on the sustainability of CJIS programs that would foster the sharing of information across the justice system. In light of efforts to secure the nation since 9/11, existing CJIS networks can provide a backbone through which to share this critical information.
A 5-Part Web Conference Series
December 10, 2004
The NGA Center held a webcast on TANF Reauthorization and the opportunities and challenges states face as they look ahead to the future. Panelists discussed the prospects for welfare reform reauthorization and federal funding in the coming year, and the implications these have for state TANF programs.
August 9-10, 2004 | Charleston, South Carolina
The NGA Center hosted a policy workshop -Designing Healthy Communities – to provide governors' advisors with an opportunity to share state strategies for fostering healthy communities.
June 15-16, 2004 | Nashville, Tennessee
Working lands conservation refers to the many ways landowners might use and manage their land to serve economic, environmental and social goals. The NGA Center convened a workshop for states to help them address this issue and learn from one another.
The NGA Center convened a meeting on integrating energy, economic and environmental goals as they relate to energy efficiency, air quality, and GHG reductions.
March 22-23, 2004 | Ann Arbor, Michigan
Posted here are the agenda and power point presentations from Science, Technology and Economic Growth: A Practicum for States organized by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices with support from the Advanced Technology Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which was held in Ann Arbor, MI on March 22nd and 23rd.
October 23-24, 2002 | Washington, DC
Resources from the NGA Center's HIPAA Implementation Roundtable for States
To encourage better integration of transportation and land use planning, the NGA Center selected six states: Illinois, Missouri, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Utah - to work together to define their individual plans for how best to integrate transportation and land use planning.
March 16-17, 2001 | Washington, DC
NGA's summit, Private Lands, Public Benefits, was held on March 16, 2001 in Washington, DC. Over two hundred policy makers, agricultural and environmental interests, and industry leaders gathered to discuss the future of conservation policy and programs to support private farm, ranch, and forest owners.
In November of 2000, the Center convened the first session of the State Policy Academy on Entrepreneurship in Palm Springs, California. The session served as an opportunity for states to focus on what kind of strategy they should implement to address the need of building entrepreneurship capacity in their state economy and communities.
July 15-18, 2001 | New Orleans, LA
The second session, convened in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 15 to 18, 2001, focused on preparing the states to produce a politically feasible state entrepreneurship policy and implementing the state team's strategy to support entrepreneurship. The teams worked individually and in pairs over a period of three days, examining critical policy areas and potential barriers to implementation.
The Council's Executive Committee convenes every two weeks by conference call. On the second call of each month, the Executive Committee is joined by the full GHSAC membership for a plenary call. The plenary calls provide an opportunity for briefings by officials from the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services and other relevant federal departments, agencies and offices.