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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Comprehensive Energy Planning 101

Comprehensive Energy Planning 101

The National Governors Association (NGA) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) are conducting a series of webinars on various aspects of the comprehensive state energy planning process ...
Disagree Better Speakers Share Tips for Constructive Disagreement

Disagree Better Speakers Share Tips for Constructive Disagreement

“Be curious before deciding to be furious.” Delivering a keynote address at the Nashville Disagree Better convening, Moral Courage Network’s Founder and CEO Irshad Manji summed up the message at ...
Membership Monthly – May 2024

Membership Monthly – May 2024

Updates from the NGA Membership Team for May 2024. For more about the programs below and a list of upcoming events please email us at: membership@nga.org. May Spotlight Nation’s Governors ...
Congressional Briefing on Building Readiness and Strengthening Resiliency to Combat Disasters and Emerging Threats

Congressional Briefing on Building Readiness and Strengthening Resiliency to Combat Disasters and Emerging Threats

On May 7, 2024, the NGA Public Health and Disaster Response Task Force held a congressional briefing on building readiness and resiliency to combat disasters and emerging threats including cyber, ...

Disagree Better

Americans need to disagree better. And by that we don’t mean that we need to be nicer to each other, although that’s helpful. We need to learn to disagree in a way that allows us to find solutions and solve problems instead of endlessly bickering.

The “exhausted majority” of Americans want this, and the science is clear about interventions that reduce polarization. As doers and builders, Governors are in a unique position to model what healthy conflict looks like.

Governor Spencer Cox’s Disagree Better NGA Chair’s initiative looks at the problems of polarization, elevates the solutions that groups around the country are already implementing, and features Governors showing what disagreeing better looks like. Through public debates, service projects, public service announcements and a variety of other tactics, Americans will see a more positive and optimistic way of working through our problems.

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Center for Best Practices Library

Chronic Absenteeism Webinar

The National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices Education, Health, and Homeland Security & Public Safety divisions held a ...
Executive Authority During Energy Emergencies: A Road Map for Governors

Executive Authority During Energy Emergencies: A Road Map for Governors

The NGA Center for Best Practices has released Executive Authority During Energy Emergencies: A Road Map for Governors. The road ...

State Public Safety and Autonomous Vehicle Technology: Recommended Actions for Governors

Summary The NGA Center for Best Practices released policy guidance on autonomous vehicles. The issue paper, entitled State Public Safety and ...

Meeting of the Federal Facilities Task Force: Summer Meeting 2018

June 26 – 28, 2018 | Idaho Falls, ID The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices’ (NGA Center) Federal ...
Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council

Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council

The NGA Center formed the Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC) to provide an organizational structure through which the homeland ...

Health Care Workforce Redesign

Scope of Practice Scope of practice defines the types of services that a particular health care worker can provide as ...

Health Care Workforce Planning

An accessible, well-trained and flexible health care workforce is vital to governors to improve the health of residents, control cost ...

Return on Investment and Prevention

With national attention on transforming health care systems, governors and other state leaders are focused on finding interventions that improve ...

State Options Under ACA Section 1332

Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gives states significant flexibility to change many elements of their individual and ...

State Insurance Marketplace Options

States have regulatory oversight authority over large portions of their private health insurance markets. The NGA Center for Best Practices ...

Data, Privacy and Interoperability

New and innovative health care delivery and the payment infrastructure to support those reforms must be built on the interoperable ...

Interagency Collaboration Toward Population Health

The current conversation about how to reform the nation’s health care system centers on the important task of finding ways ...

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