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.

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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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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 the reasons Zero Trust is held in such high regard ...
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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”. Recruiting and retaining direct care workers, including certified nursing assistants ...
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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 NGA Vice Chair and current Chair New Jersey Governor Phil ...
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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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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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One-Stop Portals Help Businesses Navigate State Regulations

One-Stop Portals Help Businesses Navigate State Regulations

One-stop portals and online hubs that provide a single point of entry for business transactions with state government are an ...
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State of the State: Criminal Justice and Public Safety Priorities

State of the State: Criminal Justice and Public Safety Priorities

Governors’ 2022 State of the State speeches highlighted various efforts to address a myriad of criminal justice and public safety ...
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2022 National Summit on State Cybersecurity

2022 National Summit on State Cybersecurity

On June 22 - 24, 2022 NGA hosted Governors and their advisors, chief information officers, chief information security officers, National ...
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Expanding Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment for Justice-Involved Populations Under Community Supervision: Best Practices from Four States

Expanding Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment for Justice-Involved Populations Under Community Supervision: Best Practices from Four States

States discovered a variety of policy and programmatic approaches to improve the MOUD landscape. States were able to pilot interagency ...
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Maximizing Impact: State Strategies to Manage and Prevent HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs and TB

Maximizing Impact: State Strategies to Manage and Prevent HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs and TB

By targeting prevention efforts in specific settings, Governors can develop an intersectional, equitable and holistic approach to addressing barriers to ...
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