Health Division Archive

  • Protecting Consumers from Surprise Medical Bills

    Governors and state legislators are increasingly focused on the impact that surprise medical bills have on consumers. To support governors who are seeking new strategies to address this issue, on Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, 2018, ...

  • State Strategies for Averting Early Deaths

    Death by suicide is a complex individual, relational and public health problem. The incidence of such deaths over the past two decades has increased nearly 30%, with half of states showing even higher rates. The ...

  • Emerging Trends in the Evolving Opioid Epidemic

    While the opioid overdose epidemic justifiably dominates national and state-level headlines, a significant issue is re-emerging for governors and policymakers across the country: cocaine, methamphetamine (meth) and ...

  • Reference Guide for New Administrations

    Developed by the NGA Center through a survey and extensive consultation with senior state officials and other national experts, our new opioid "Reference Guide for New Administrations" highlights key questions, ...

  • Health Care Workforce Redesign

    Scope of Practice Scope of practice defines the types of services that a particular health care worker can provide as well as the circumstances under which such services can be provided, including supervision levels and ...

  • 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 and accelerate economic development within the state. An adequate workforce is critical to ...

  • 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 population health and health care quality while reducing health care spending. ...

  • 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 small group private health insurance markets. The ACA provided flexibility for states to ...