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State of the State – 2023

State of the State – 2023

Governors of states, territories and commonwealths are outlining their priorities for 2023 in state of the state or commonwealth addresses, as well as inaugural addresses for new and re-elected Governors ...
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State Strategies to Support Marketplace Plan Enrollment as the Medicaid Continuous Coverage Requirement Winds Down

State Strategies to Support Marketplace Plan Enrollment as the Medicaid Continuous Coverage Requirement Winds Down

Just as states have customized their Medicaid programs and State-Based Marketplaces to meet the needs of their populations, they have been developing innovative approaches to prepare for the unwinding of ...
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Membership Monthly – January 2023

Membership Monthly – January 2023

Updates from the NGA Membership Team for January 2023. For more about the programs below and a list of upcoming events please email us at: membership@nga.org. Newly Elected Governors NGA ...
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How Governors Can Execute Their Vision for Workforce Development: Policy Levers Available Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

How Governors Can Execute Their Vision for Workforce Development: Policy Levers Available Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

This brief outlines the menu of policy options Governors have available to them when assessing how to optimize their public workforce system so that it responds to their state or ...
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STRENGTHENING YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH

The United States faces a nationwide youth mental health crisis. The roots of this crisis existed before COVID-19, but the pandemic has both exacerbated and highlighted the scope of the challenges in addressing this issue. The time is right and the need has never been more apparent to discuss proven and innovative solutions for states.

Governor Phil Murphy’s 2022-2023 Chair’s Initiative will focus on four key pillars to address youth mental health:

  • Addressing Prevention And Resilience Building
  • Increasing Awareness And Reducing Stigma
  • Insuring Access And Affordability Of Quality Treatment And Care
  • Training And Supporting Caregivers And Teachers

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State of the State – 2023

State of the State – 2023

Governors of states, territories and commonwealths are outlining their priorities for 2023 in state of the state or commonwealth addresses, ...
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Disability Employment

Disability Employment

Expanding access to education, training, and high-quality employment opportunities for people with disabilities is a bipartisan priority for Governors ...
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State Strategies to Support Marketplace Plan Enrollment as the Medicaid Continuous Coverage Requirement Winds Down

State Strategies to Support Marketplace Plan Enrollment as the Medicaid Continuous Coverage Requirement Winds Down

Just as states have customized their Medicaid programs and State-Based Marketplaces to meet the needs of their populations, they have ...
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How Governors Can Execute Their Vision for Workforce Development: Policy Levers Available Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

How Governors Can Execute Their Vision for Workforce Development: Policy Levers Available Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

This brief outlines the menu of policy options Governors have available to them when assessing how to optimize their public ...
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Broadband

Broadband

Access to fast, reliable broadband is critical to households, businesses, and communities in the modern economy. The ongoing COVID-19 public ...
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Supporting State Efforts to Address Healthcare Challenges

Supporting State Efforts to Address Healthcare Challenges

Reflections on the Governors' Health and Human Services Policy Advisors Institute 2022 By Elijah McCabe In the Fall of 2022 ...
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NGA Co-hosts Meeting with U.S. DOE on Nuclear Weapons Waste Cleanup

NGA Co-hosts Meeting with U.S. DOE on Nuclear Weapons Waste Cleanup

Domestic cleanup of legacy defense nuclear waste and contamination from activities during World War II and the Cold War comprises ...
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State Cybersecurity Workforce Roundtable

State Cybersecurity Workforce Roundtable

The National Governors Association (NGA), in partnership with the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), hosted a State ...
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Webinar: Zero Trust in Practice

Webinar: Zero Trust in Practice

Many cybersecurity professionals consider the Zero Trust framework the gold standard for implementing a strong information security practice. One of ...
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Twenty-First Annual Intergovernmental Meeting on Nuclear Weapons Waste Cleanup

Twenty-First Annual Intergovernmental Meeting on Nuclear Weapons Waste Cleanup

The National Governors Association, NGA, and five other groups hosted the 21st annual Intergovernmental Meeting with the U.S. Department of ...
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Webinar on Addressing Wages of the Direct Care Workforce through Medicaid Policies

Webinar on Addressing Wages of the Direct Care Workforce through Medicaid Policies

This webinar, held November 10, 2022, discusses the NGA publication “Addressing Wages of the Direct Care Workforce through Medicaid Policies” ...
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Memorandum on Actions of the Bipartisan Working Group on School and Community Safety

Memorandum on Actions of the Bipartisan Working Group on School and Community Safety

Following the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, former National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, and former ...
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