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October 21, 2016

States Strengthen Energy Infrastructure

In two new papers from the National Governors Association, strategies to enhance energy planning and response, as well as storage, are explored.

October 21, 2016

States Improve Rural Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that three states will participate in an NGA learning lab to help combat the opioid epidemic. The project will focus on using teleconsultation to expand treatment for opioid use disorder in rural and other underserved communities. 

October 19, 2016

NGA Announces New Center For Best Practices Director

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced Dr. R. Kirk Jonas as the new director of its Center for Best Practices.  

October 17, 2016

NGA Chair Supports Vice President’s Cancer Initiative

“Governors understand that fighting cancer takes a holistic approach. NGA has worked to identify strategies states can adopt to improve their tobacco control programs in order to reduce costs and improve the overall health of their populations,” NGA Chair Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said.

October 12, 2016

States Drive Systems Change Through Two-Generation Strategies

The National Governors Association announced that five states have been selected to participate in an opportunity to create two-generation strategies for systems change.

October 12, 2016

Meet the Threat First Regional Summit: Complete Coverage

Cybersecurity summit garners press attention from media outlets such as Politico, WBUR Radio Boston and Bloomberg BNA.

October 05, 2016

Gov. McAuliffe: States Central to Thwarting Cyber Attacks

In a keynote address at the first regional summit for his chair’s initiative, Meet The Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge, NGA Chair Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said governors and states play a critical role in confronting cyber attacks.

October 04, 2016

NGA Helps Washington Secure Medicaid Waiver Approval

Under a new federal Medicaid waiver, Washington will receive up to $1.1 billion in new federal funds to support and incentivize regional community-based initiatives that will improve health outcomes while reducing health care costs.

September 29, 2016

Governors Comment on Congress’ Funding Resolution

The National Governors Association released a statement on Congress’ recent passage of a budget resolution that includes funding to combat the Zika virus.

September 22, 2016

NGA Participates in Governors Forum on Presidential Transition

NGA’s Anna Davis and Sue Gander discuss healthcare and infrastructure at the Governors Forum on Presidential Transition