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.
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.
Three states will receive support to address policy issues that limit the flow of health care data among providers through a new NGA opportunity.
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.
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.
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.
Seven states will receive grants and support to strengthen the quality of their early care and education professionals through workforce investment resources and strategies.
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.
Opioids, cybersecurity, agriculture and trade topped the agenda items at the 2016 National Governors Association (NGA) Summer Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa.
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).