The NGA Center hosted two conference calls focusing on ideas and solutions for states to balance their Medicaid budgets before 2014. The calls were intended to provide states with creative ideas and options for finding savings in the Medicaid program, as well as provide some direction and advice on moving forward with each of the options.
In August of 2010, the NGA Center convened representatives from seven state medical board attorneys as part of its continuing work on licensure. The attorneys were gathered to build consensus, without compromising the integrity of the licensure process, relative to the questions typically included on a medical licensure application to which physicians have to attest.
June 24-25, 2010 │Annapolis, Maryland
The NGA Center, in cooperation with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Pew Center on the States, hosted the Cross Governmental Sentencing and Corrections Policy Forum. Funding for the forum was provided by the Pew Center on the States, with additional assistance provided from the State Justice Institute (SJI).
The NGA Center hosted the closing meeting of the Policy Academy on State Building Efficiency Retrofit Programs.
July 13-14, 2010 │Snowbird, Utah
The NGA Center, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), hosted the Statewide Interoperability Coordinators meeting. Forty-four U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia were represented at the meeting.
The NGA Center hosted a webinar, Health Information Exchange: Excelling States, which featured three leaders in the health information exchange community who described some of the challenges their states have encountered and how they worked to overcome these challenges. Participants also had an opportunity to ask questions about the challenges facing states and strategies for addressing them as they move toward building health information exchanges.
The adoption of health information technology is about more than abandoning paper files, it is about building the tools to create a better health care system. The electronic exchange of health information has been touted as a tool with the potential to save lives, improve efficiency and enhance quality of our health care delivery system. It is also viewed as one possible way to reduce costs.
June 14, 2010 | Washington, D.C.
The NGA Center hosted the Experts Roundtable on Redesigning State Economic Development to identify and better understand emerging opportunities in the redesign of state economic development agencies. Redesigning state economic development leadership and delivery structure may be a way for states to cut costs, increase productivity, improve their use of technology and craft economic policies that are more in tune with the current pace and scope of the economy.
May 21, 2010 | Washington, D.C.
Representatives from LCF Research, which supports both the New Mexico Health Information Collaborative (NMHIC) and the New Mexico Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (NM HITREC), held an informational presentation about multiple initiatives in place to develop, implement and maintain health information exchange in New Mexico. Participants joined to learn more about the innovative and collaborative efforts that are laying the groundwork for statewide HIE. The meeting was sponsored by the NGA Center State Alliance for eHealth.
The NGA Center hosted a webcast on prevention and management of asthma in children. The webcast presented the current landscape and issues relating to childhood asthma and options for disease management initiatives.
The NGA Center hosted the second and final meeting of the states participating in the Policy Academy on Creating New Models of Teacher Compensation.
May 10, 2010 | Washington, D.C.
Governors are increasingly interested in the role small businesses and entrepreneurs can play in economic recovery and growth.
Nashville, TN | May 3-5, 2010
The NGA Center held a meeting of the Federal Facilities Task Force (FFTF) for FFTF members to discuss issues and priorities relevant to cleanup efforts in their states and to have open dialogue with officials from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM).
April 25-27, 2010 | Miami, FL
The NGA Center hosted the 2010 Governors' Education Policy Advisors Institute with support from the Wallace Foundation. The theme of this year's institute was "Achieving State Education Goals by Aligning Policy and Resources."
January – April 2010
The NGA Center hosted a series of three Clean Energy Financing Workshops to provide an opportunity for governors' top energy policy and finance officials to hear from national experts, discuss promising options, and brainstorm strategies with their peers.
April 7-8, 2010 | Denver, CO
The NGA Center hosted the opening meeting of the Policy Academy on State Strategies to Achieve Graduation for All with support from the GE Foundation and the AT&T Foundation.
As part of Governor Douglas' 2009-2010 NGA Chair's initiative, Rx for Health Reform: Affordable, Accessible, Accountable, the NGA Center hosted the State Summit on Health Reform. The summit brought together state teams from 49 states to examine the critical steps in implementing health reforms.
The NGA Center hosted the tenth meeting of the State Alliance for eHealth (Alliance) in Washington, D.C. The agenda covered a variety of topical areas related to health IT and information exchange including state and stakeholder collaboration, building critical infrastructure, and sustainability for health information exchange.
Variations among states’ laws and differences between state and federal laws are some of the most significant obstacles to health information exchange (HIE) across state lines. This Webinar looked at the potential advantages and disadvantages of alternative policy strategies to reduce the "variation challenges” and advance interstate HIE.
The NGA Center hosted a Webcast that focused on issues relating to children and mental health.