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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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 undoubtedly save on administrative costs, eliminate redundancies and provide lessons ...
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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 effective way to help new and small businesses. (View/Download) Executive ...
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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 issues set to challenge the nation in the year ahead ...
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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 Guard leaders, state homeland security advisors and private sector partners ...
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2021-2022 CHAIRMAN’S INITIATIVE

COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION

Jobs that require computer science skills and knowledge will only continue to grow during the 21st century. Especially as more remote working opportunities arise, state leaders want to ensure that graduates have the skills they need to find high-paying jobs without leaving the state. Governors are leading the charge to identify best practices in expanding access to computer science education in K-12 schools across the country. Governor Hutchinson’s Initiative focuses on expanding access to computer science opportunities, including how to ensure equitable access to computer science education.

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Center for Best Practices Library

Preparing to Implement HITECH: A State Guide for Electronic Health Information Exchange

The HITECH Act, enacted as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, expands the role of states in ...
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State Employee Health Management Initiatives

With a workforce increasingly susceptible to chronic diseases, states are addressing the various conditions that account for more than 75 ...
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NGA Center Influenza Resources

Preparing for a Pandemic Influenza: A Primer for Governors and Senior State Officials Sustaining the State Workforce: Strategies for Effective ...
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Small Business Initiatives for Health Coverage and Disease Prevention

Small businesses create a majority of new jobs in the country and make significant contributions to the nation’s economic viability ...
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Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Update: States Increase Eligibility for Children’s Health in 2007

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Update: States Increase Eligibility for Children’s Health in 2007

Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) provide a critical source of health insurance coverage to low-income pregnant ...
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State Efforts to Expand Broadband Access

State Efforts to Expand Broadband Access

This Issue Brief reviews state efforts to expand broadband access by offering examples of implementation strategies. In addition, we highlight ...
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State Efforts to Promote Reading and Literary Activities in Communities

State Efforts to Promote Reading and Literary Activities in Communities

Policies and programs that support reading can help create a culture of reading and community action. By promoting literary reading, ...
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Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Update 2005: States Make Modest Expansions to Health Care Coverage

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Update 2005: States Make Modest Expansions to Health Care Coverage

Medicaid continues to be the nation’s largest health insurance program for low-income people. This report examines some of the policies ...
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MCH Update: States Protect Health Care Coverage During Recent Fiscal Downturn

MCH Update: States Protect Health Care Coverage During Recent Fiscal Downturn

Medicaid is the nation’s largest health insurance program for low-income persons. The data in this report show state efforts around ...
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MCH Update 2002: State Health Coverage for Low-Income Pregnant Women, Children, and Parents

MCH Update 2002: State Health Coverage for Low-Income Pregnant Women, Children, and Parents

Since 1990, the NGA Center has reported on the status of state Medicaid coverage of children and pregnant women and ...
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MCH Update 2001: Trends in State Health Insurance Coverage of Pregnant Women, Children, and Parents

MCH Update 2001: Trends in State Health Insurance Coverage of Pregnant Women, Children, and Parents

Since 1990, the NGA Center has reported on the status of state Medicaid coverage of children and pregnant women and ...
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Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Update: States Have Expanded Eligibility and Increased Access to Health Care for Pregnant Women and Children

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Update: States Have Expanded Eligibility and Increased Access to Health Care for Pregnant Women and Children

In January 2001, the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) announced that more than 3.3 million previously uninsured children now have ...
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