Center Divisions Archive

  • Countering Mis- and Disinformation Amid COVID-19

    (View/Download) Mis- and disinformation campaigns exploit the emotional nature of major events and societal issues and seek to influence public opinion or sow social discord. Misinformation refers to false information shared ...

  • COVID-19 Testing in Long-Term Care Facilities

    (View/Download) Introduction Many states are prioritizing and, in some cases, requiring COVID-19 testing of all residents and staff at long-term care (LTC) facilities. This brief provides considerations for developing a ...

  • Reimagining Workforce Policy in the Age of Disruption

    (View/Download) Preface When Future Workforce Now: Reimagining Workforce Policy in the Age of Disruption launched in 2018, emerging technologies were rapidly shifting expectations of workers. Meanwhile, many employers ...

  • Public Health Preparedness

    The COVID-19 pandemic along with the unexpected outbreaks of Ebola in 2014 and the Zika virus in 2015-16, are just the most recent examples of the need for states to prepare for all hazards, not just natural disasters and ...

  • Preventing Targeted Violence

    In August 2017, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office for Terrorism Prevention Partnerships awarded NGA a two-year grant to enable governors assist public and private entities and communities prevent acts of ...

  • Emergency Preparedness

    Governors are responsible for coordinating state and local resources to effectively prepare for and respond to major emergencies including accidents, terrorist incidents and natural disasters. The NGA Center provides ...

  • Homeland Security

    Governors play a critical role in homeland security. State and local law enforcement and health personnel provide the first line of defense in protecting critical infrastructure and public health and safety. When an incident ...

  • Public Health

    As the chief executive officers of their States, Governors oversee public health departments and initiatives across multiple agencies aimed at improving health at the population level. The NGA Center’s Health Division ...

  • Healthcare Cost and Coverage

    The U.S. health care system is currently undergoing significant change. Much of the change happening today is focused on finding ways to pay for and deliver care that will lead to improved quality, better outcomes and lower ...

  • Medicaid and Complex Care

    States continue to drive toward improving the health of their residents and, because health care costs are a large and growing component of state budgets, governors also are looking for long-term, transformational ways to ...