Public Health

Governors play an important role in improving health outcomes for their residents. With an emphasis on finding equitable solutions to some of the most pressing public health issues, governors establish partnerships, utilize state resources, and work across multiple sectors and state agencies to develop and promote relationships to improve public health. The Public Health team supports Governors on various public health topics, including public health infrastructure, chronic and infectious diseases, population health, maternal and child health, and rural health. In addition to providing timely and individualized state-focused technical assistance to governors, their health advisors, and state agency leadership, our team is working to aid governors and public health leaders in statewide transformation efforts to build and improve public health through transformation efforts.

Our Focus Areas 

  • Disease Prevention and Management
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Medicaid
  • Population Health
  • Public Health Infrastructure
  • Social Drivers of Health

Meet the Team

  • Brittney Roy, Program Director
  • Asia Riviere, Policy Analyst
  • Chyenne Tran, Policy Analyst
  • Grace Burns, Policy Coordinator

Projects


NGA Public Health Library

Governors Welcome Signing of Bipartisan Opioids Bill

Governors Welcome Signing of Bipartisan Opioids Bill

WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) applauds the president’s signing of H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, which provides much-needed additional resources to states and communities as they ...
Governors Applaud Passage of Bipartisan Opioids Bill

Governors Applaud Passage of Bipartisan Opioids Bill

WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) applauds the passage of H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, which provides much-needed additional resources to states and communities as they continue ...
Using Emergency Declarations to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Using Emergency Declarations to Address the Opioid Epidemic

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) released a white paper, Using Emergency Declarations to Address the Opioid Epidemic: Lessons Learned from States. States have used emergency ...
Governors Applaud Bipartisan Cooperation on Opioids, Urge Further Action by Congress

Governors Applaud Bipartisan Cooperation on Opioids, Urge Further Action by Congress

WASHINGTON—Today the National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Governor Steve Bullock and Vice Chair Governor Larry Hogan sent a letter to Senate leadership urging continued bipartisan action to combat the opioid ...
Opioid Crisis Legislation

Opioid Crisis Legislation

Letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer regarding passage of legislation geared toward combatting the opioid epidemic. DOWNLOAD THE LETTER Full text August 16, ...
NGA Releases Strategies for States on Pharmaceuticals

NGA Releases Strategies for States on Pharmaceuticals

Addressing public health crises by improving access to pharmaceutical interventions while ensuring fiscal sustainability WASHINGTON — Today the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) released Public Health ...
Public Health Crises and Pharmaceutical Interventions: Improving Access While Ensuring Fiscal Sustainability

Public Health Crises and Pharmaceutical Interventions: Improving Access While Ensuring Fiscal Sustainability

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) released Public Health Crises and Pharmaceutical Interventions: Improving Access While Ensuring Fiscal Sustainability, which summarizes potential state strategies to address ...

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 to pay for and delivery high quality care that leads ...

Letter Urging Congressional Support on Combatting Opioids

Dear Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi:  On behalf of the nation’s governors, we write to thank you for your efforts to combat our country’s opioid crisis and urge continued ...