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August 16, 2016

States Focus On Comprehensive Approach To Reduce Tobacco Use

Tobacco use primarily starts in adolescence. A new paper from the National Governors Association outlines a multi-pronged approach states can adopt to prevent, control and reduce tobacco use, yielding savings in health care spending.

August 11, 2016

NGA Participates in Zika Press Event with NIAID Director

Public health experts from the federal, state and local levels gathered to give an update on how each are working to prepare for and control the spread of the Zika virus.

August 05, 2016

States Improve Health Care Data Flow

Three states will receive support to address policy issues that limit the flow of health care data among providers through a new NGA opportunity.

August 03, 2016

States Focus on Improving Child Welfare

The National Governors Association (NGA) announced that eight states will participate in a 18-month technical assistance effort focused on improving safety and preventing fatalities within the child welfare system.

August 03, 2016

NGA Releases Medicaid Toolkit at Press Event in Washington, D.C.

At an event in Washington, D.C., NGA experts unveiled and discussed a new toolkit, The Future of Medicaid Transformation: A Practical Guide for States, which helps states prepare for and reach agreement with the federal government on proposals to reform Medicaid programs.

August 02, 2016

States Respond To Increased Volatility Of Electricity Demand

States across the country are confronting a shift to a “peakier” pattern in the use of electricity—meaning the highest levels of daily demand are increasingly greater than the average level of daily demand—that is driving up overall power costs.

August 01, 2016

New Opportunity: Early Care and Education Workforce Investment

Seven states will receive grants and support to strengthen the quality of their early care and education professionals through workforce investment resources and strategies.

July 29, 2016

NGA Chair Gov. McAuliffe Sits Down With C-SPAN’s Newsmakers

C-SPAN interviewed Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia for the weekly program Newsmakers. Gov. McAuliffe spoke about his role as chair of the National Governors Association, including his chair’s initiative, Meet the Threat.

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 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).