NGA CENTER FOR BEST PRACTICES

The NGA Center for Best Practices teams and divisions develop innovative solutions to today’s most pressing public policy challenges. The center is the only research and development firm that directly serves the nation’s governors.

COVID-19 Response

Governors have been on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus and our experts have been tracking state actions and identifying solutions to address both the public health and economic aspect of this crisis. For more please see our covid-19 response page.

Latest COVID-19 Resources

Phased Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccines: State and Territorial Approaches

Phased Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccines: State and Territorial Approaches

This table provides information on state and territorial plans for phased allocation of COVID-19 vaccines. As initial supply of COVID-19 vaccines is limited, Governors are focused on prioritizing certain high-risk ...
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COVID-19 Impacts on Justice-Involved Kids:  Lessons Learned from States

COVID-19 Impacts on Justice-Involved Kids: Lessons Learned from States

This issue brief highlights lessons learned and several overarching strategies from 2020 COVID-19 pandemic response efforts that Governor’s offices and state officials can utilize to address this pandemic within the ...
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State-Driven Initiatives to Support Moving to Value-Based Care in the Era of COVID-19

State-Driven Initiatives to Support Moving to Value-Based Care in the Era of COVID-19

This issue brief summarizes four key areas where state-driven strategies can standardize and streamline broader adoption of value-based payment models, supplemented by case examples and priority areas where additional federal ...
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Prioritizing Equity In COVID-19 Vaccinations

As vaccine availability increases and eligibility expands to meet the goal of vaccinating as many individuals as quickly as possible, prioritizing equity along with speed will be essential to ensuring access to and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines across all populations. In this brief, we highlight state-level strategies that aim to improve reporting of race and ethnicity data in vaccine distribution, use data to plan for allocation and distribution according to need, overcome systemic inequities that lead to differential access to COVID-19 vaccinations, and build trust in COVID-19 vaccines and COVID-19 vaccination processes.

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