Healthcare Delivery

Governors know that improving the health of citizens is not only essential to ensuring they live productive lives, but also to controlling health care costs and balancing budgets; as a result, states are leading on a wide array of health reform initiatives.

Governors are focused on finding ways to pay for and deliver care that will lead to improved quality, better outcomes and lower costs in their states. To support these priorities, NGA provides information, research synthesis, policy analysis, technical assistance and resources to Governors and their staff on healthcare topics. NGA provides states with technical assistance in the following areas: delivery and payment system transformation, substance use disorder and addiction, adverse childhood experiences and trauma, health equity, improving outcomes and reducing cost of care for complex populations, system-level behavioral health and primary care integration, and capacity building in rural and underserved areas. NGA also provides special project opportunities such as policy academies, learning collaboratives, workshops, and roundtables on these topics.

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Healthcare Delivery Library

State Strategies to Support Marketplace Plan Enrollment as the Medicaid Continuous Coverage Requirement Winds Down

Just as states have customized their Medicaid programs and State-Based Marketplaces to meet the needs of their populations, they have been developing innovative approaches to prepare for the unwinding of ...
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State Strategies to Support Marketplace Plan Enrollment as the Medicaid Continuous Coverage Requirement Winds Down

Supporting State Efforts to Address Healthcare Challenges

Reflections on the Governors' Health and Human Services Policy Advisors Institute 2022 By Elijah McCabe In the Fall of 2022 the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) ...
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Supporting State Efforts to Address Healthcare Challenges

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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Webinar on Addressing Wages of the Direct Care Workforce through Medicaid Policies

Preparing the Next Generation of the Healthcare Workforce

The Next Generation of the Healthcare Workforce Fall Convening featured in-depth report outs on outcomes and accomplishments from NGA’s four Learning Collaborative States – California, Colorado, Missouri, and Wyoming. by ...
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Preparing the Next Generation of the Healthcare Workforce

Addressing Wages of The Direct Care Workforce Through Medicaid Policies

The direct care workforce represents a critical component of the United States employment market, yet pay remains low. States have taken a variety of actions through provider rate increases and ...
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Addressing Wages of The Direct Care Workforce Through Medicaid Policies

Supporting Workers with Disabilities by Addressing the Mental and Behavioral Health Workforce Shortage

A lack of psychiatrists, clinical social workers, therapists and other healthcare workers severely limits a state’s ability to serve workers experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions that ...
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Supporting Workers with Disabilities by Addressing the Mental and Behavioral Health Workforce Shortage

Governors’ Health and Humans Services Policy Advisors Institute 2022

The Governors’ Health and Human Services Policy Advisors Institute provided a valuable space for Governors’ advisors, subject matter experts, and partners to convene and learn from each other. by Myra ...
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Governors’ Health and Humans Services Policy Advisors Institute 2022

Wrap Up Meeting for the Policy Academy on State Strategies to Improve Care for Stimulant and Polysubstance Use

On September 19-20, 2022, the National Governors Association hosted the Wrap Up Meeting for the Policy Academy on State Strategies to Improve Care for Stimulant and Polysubstance Use in Los ...
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Wrap Up Meeting for the Policy Academy on State Strategies to Improve Care for Stimulant and Polysubstance Use

Modernizing the U.S. public health system

Public Health infrastructure is the system that supports the planning, delivery and evaluation of the 10 public health essential services. The COVID-19 pandemic emphasized the importance of a robust public ...
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Modernizing the U.S. public health system

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Healthcare Delivery Projects

Next Generation of the Healthcare Workforce Learning Collaborative

Next Generation of the Healthcare Workforce Learning Collaborative

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices is working with States in a new learning collaborative on strategies to grow and retain the next generation of the healthcare workforce ...
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Improving Care For Stimulant And Polysubstance Use

Improving Care For Stimulant And Polysubstance Use

NGA has hosted a series of learning calls with national experts, Governors’ office staff and senior officials, researchers, academics, and local organizations to better understand the current landscape and challenges ...
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Improving Outcomes for Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder on Community Supervision

Improving Outcomes for Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder on Community Supervision

A project for the development of innovative approaches to improving community supervision of individual with substance use disorder. While states have made progress in implementing and expanding access to treatment ...
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Expanding Access for Medication for Opioid Use Disorder for Justice Involved Individuals

Expanding Access for Medication for Opioid Use Disorder for Justice Involved Individuals

Since 2019, the National Governors Association, in partnership with the American Correctional Association, has supported at least 14 states to expand access to MOUD among justice involved individuals. NGA supported ...
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