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NGA Center for Best Practices

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) develops innovative solutions to today's most pressing public policy challenges and is the only research and development firm that directly serves the nation's governors.

 

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NGA Hosts International Visit on Apprenticeships

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices will host a visit to Germany and Switzerland for a small group of U.S. governors to study apprenticeships.


Education


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Early Education Takes Center Stage At Governors’ Opening Session

Governors kicked off their 2017 NGA Winter Meeting with a session on early childhood education and its importance in building a strong foundation for economic success in the next generation of American leaders.


Health


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March 21, 2017

NGA Helps States Navigate Health Care Reform

To assist states in navigating the changing health care landscape, the National Governors Association has launched the Governors’ Bipartisan Health Reform Learning Network, which will include 14 states, with an even split of Democratic and Republican governors.


Using Data and Evaluation in Policy Development, Implementation and Monitoring: Building Successful Policies to Reduce Prescription Opioid Misuse

A new brief from the National Governors Association and the Urban Institute outlines a five-step process decision makers should apply to incorporate data and evaluation into the formation and implementation of policy: create a logic model, identify data sources, collect data, analyze data to identify and solve implementation challenges, and continue to incorporate data analysis as an ongoing part of the policy process.