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Summer 2022 Workforce Symposium: Engaging Stakeholders to Advance Digital Skills

Summer 2022 Workforce Symposium: Engaging Stakeholders to Advance Digital Skills

NGA Workforce Innovation Network state grantees partner with employers to bridge the digital divide and adapt to the digital transformation of work By Sophia Yager The COVID-19 pandemic prompted a ...
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Governors Leading on Improving College Completion

Governors Leading on Improving College Completion

Increasing college attainment has a clear impact on not only the lifetime earnings of an individual but also on the economic returns to the state. by Amanda Winters and Jack ...
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Wrap Up Meeting for the Policy Academy on State Strategies to Improve Care for Stimulant and Polysubstance Use

Wrap Up Meeting for the Policy Academy on State Strategies to Improve Care for Stimulant and Polysubstance Use

On September 19-20, 2022, the National Governors Association hosted the Wrap Up Meeting for the Policy Academy on State Strategies to Improve Care for Stimulant and Polysubstance Use in Los ...
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Workforce Update – 3 Oct 2022

Workforce Update – 3 Oct 2022

Updates from NGA's Workforce Development and Economic Policy Team - October 3, 2022. Questions, comments, or feedback? Want your work featured? Contact Jack Porter, Senior Policy Analyst, at jporter@nga.org. News ...
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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 Efforts to Address ACEs and Trauma and Build Resilience

State Efforts to Address ACEs and Trauma and Build Resilience

States are working to prevent and mitigate ACEs and trauma, and have an opportunity to advance trauma-informed care with the ...
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Behavioral Health Equity for All Communities: Policy Solutions to Advance Equity Across the Crisis Continuum

Behavioral Health Equity for All Communities: Policy Solutions to Advance Equity Across the Crisis Continuum

As a point of interception, equitable crisis response provides an opportunity to disrupt a cycle that has perpetuated longstanding challenges ...
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State Business Regulation

State Business Regulation

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices partnered with The Pew Charitable Trusts to support states in exploring ways ...
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Governors Meet with Dolly Parton at the NGA Summer Meeting

Governors Meet with Dolly Parton at the NGA Summer Meeting

Governors met with Dolly Parton for a discussion about early child literacy efforts, including Parton’s Imagination Library program that mails ...
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Governor Murphy Introduces Chair’s Initiative: Strengthening Youth Mental Health Care

Governor Murphy Introduces Chair’s Initiative: Strengthening Youth Mental Health Care

At the closing session of NGA’s Summer Meeting 2022, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy accepted the NGA Chair’s gavel from ...
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Governors Focus on the Recovery of Travel and Tourism at the NGA Summer Meeting

Governors Focus on the Recovery of Travel and Tourism at the NGA Summer Meeting

A look at the discussion Governors had with travel and tourism industry leaders regarding the industry’s impact on economic activity ...
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Improving Student, Family and School Staff Well-Being

Improving Student, Family and School Staff Well-Being

NGA worked with a bipartisan group of six Governors’ offices to address the well-being of students and school staff during ...
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K-12 Computer Science Education – NGA 2022 Summer Meeting

K-12 Computer Science Education – NGA 2022 Summer Meeting

Outgoing NGA Chairman Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson opened the NGA Summer Meeting with an overview of his 2021-2022 Chairman’s Initiative to ...
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Community Renewal Task Force Meeting on the Educator Workforce

Community Renewal Task Force Meeting on the Educator Workforce

Community Renewal Task Force Co-Chair Missouri Governor Mike Parson, hosted a virtual session focused on the state of the educator ...
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Leveraging the Digital Equity Act To Advance Digital Skills

Leveraging the Digital Equity Act To Advance Digital Skills

This guide offers three key strategies and guiding questions for employers to contribute to Digital Equity Act planning and implementation, ...
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State Policy Playbook To Advance Youth Apprenticeship

State Policy Playbook To Advance Youth Apprenticeship

By supporting and expending youth apprenticeship programs, states can create stronger connections across secondary and postsecondary educational institutions, workforce development ...
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Learning from State Regulatory Streamlining Efforts

Learning from State Regulatory Streamlining Efforts

A growing number of states are making significant headway towards creating better regulatory management systems and leaner regulations. This will ...
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