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July 20, 2016

2016 National Governors Association Summer Meeting: News Coverage

Opioids, cybersecurity, agriculture and trade topped the agenda items at the 2016 National Governors Association (NGA) Summer Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa.


July 19, 2016

NGA Releases New Resource for State Health Care Leaders

The National Governors Association, along with the National Academy of Medicine and the Peterson Center on Healthcare, released a resource guide in support of state leaders and the nationwide adoption of health care transformation best practices.


July 19, 2016

Gov. McAuliffe Holds First Cyber Roundtable

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe held the first official meeting for his 2016-17 National Governors Association (NGA) chair’s initiative, Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge, where he addressed the intersection of cybersecurity and health care.


July 19, 2016

NGA Sends ESSA Recommendations to Education Dept.

The National Governors Association (NGA) sent recommendations to the U.S. Department of Education regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on accountability and state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).


July 18, 2016

NGA Announces 2016-2017 Committee Leadership

The National Governors Association announced its new leadership for 2016-2017, including committee leadership and appointments.


July 17, 2016

2016 Summer Meeting Photo Gallery

Des Moines, IA (July 14–17, 2016)


July 16, 2016

Gov. McAuliffe Named NGA Chair, Unveils Cyber Initiative

Today at the Closing Session of the 2016 NGA Summer Meeting, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was named NGA chair and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval vice chair. Gov. McAuliffe also announced his chair’s initiative, Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge.


July 15, 2016

Gov. Herbert Showcases State Solutions at NGA Summer Meeting

Today at the National Governors Association (NGA) Summer Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, NGA Chair Utah Gov. Gary Herbert showcased state innovation as part of his chair’s initiative, States: Finding Solutions, Improving Lives.


July 13, 2016

Governors Sign Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction

Today 46 governors signed on to the Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction, agreeing to redouble their efforts to fight the nation’s opioid epidemic.


July 13, 2016

A Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction

Governors have long been at the forefront of efforts to prevent and treat opioid addiction, working with health care providers, law enforcement and other stakeholders to mount a comprehensive response to the opioid crisis.