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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The Role of Physician Assistants in Health Care Delivery

Physician assistants (PAs) play a broad and expanding role in the health care system, working in a variety of practice ...
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Health Workforce Policy Academy Meeting Building a Transformed Health Care Workforce: Moving from Planning to Implementation

May 19-20, 2014| Washington, D.C. The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices hosted a meeting on May 19-20, 2014, ...
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Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse: Lessons Learned from an NGA Policy Academy

As part of the National Governors Association’s (NGA) ongoing effort to help states reduce prescription drug abuse, findings from the ...
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The Role of Dental Hygienists in Providing Access to Oral Health Care

Basic oral health is an important determinant of overall health, yet access remains a challenge for many Americans. Dental hygienists ...
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Governor’s Guide to Mass Evacuation

Click here to read the Governor's Guide to Mass Evacuation written by the Homeland Security and Public Safety Division of the NGA Center ...
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A Governor’s Guide to Early Literacy: Getting all Students Reading by Third Grade

Improving early literacy is essential to increasing high school graduation rates, success in postsecondary education and ensuring states have a ...
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2012 Maternal and Child Health Update: The Changing Environment of Medicaid/CHIP Coverage for Children and Improving Birth Outcomes

2012 Maternal and Child Health Update: The Changing Environment of Medicaid/CHIP Coverage for Children and Improving Birth Outcomes

The 2012 Maternal and Child Health (MCH) update presents data gathered by the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best ...
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Improving Birth Outcomes in Medicaid

Improving Birth Outcomes in Medicaid

Women who begin their pregnancies in poor health are more likely to have negative birth outcomes than healthy women, according ...
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Effect of Provider Payment Reforms on Maternal and Child Health Services

States are actively pursuing reforms to enhance the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care services provided to pregnant women and ...
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Building a Civilian Cyber Corps

Whenever a natural disaster strikes a community, dozens, if not hundreds, of volunteers flock to assist in any way they ...
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State Sector Strategies Coming of Age: Implications for State Workforce Policymakers

State Sector Strategies Coming of Age: Implications for State Workforce Policymakers

This paper offers a snapshot of sector strategies today, an overview of what makes them different from traditional workforce and ...
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The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Meeting Increasing Demand for Primary Care

One way states could increase access to primary care for their residents is to consider easing their scope of practice ...
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