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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Council of Governors Holds 29th Plenary Meeting

Council of Governors Holds 29th Plenary Meeting

The 29th Plenary meeting of the Council of Governors was held yesterday, July 11, 2024, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Council serves as a forum for 10 presidentially appointed, ...
Federal Agency Representatives Join 2024 NGA Summer Meeting

Federal Agency Representatives Join 2024 NGA Summer Meeting

At the 2024 NGA Summer Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, representatives from multiple federal agencies held meetings with Governors’ staff members to focus on coordination between state and federal ...
Disagree Better – A More Perfect Union

Disagree Better – A More Perfect Union

The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution opens with a powerful declaration of purpose that is, perhaps, the most succinct definition of the American experiment. In the event that you didn’t ...

Let’s Get Ready

All Americans should have access to education that prepares them for success in life. As the world changes and technology evolves, ensuring all students graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary for success is increasingly critical for our nation’s economic competitiveness.

As Governors, we lead states facing economic opportunities but also challenges, shortages in workforce, skills mismatch, and widening opportunity gaps that limit true economic mobility for Americans. We must take these indicators as a call to action.

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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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