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Health Issues

Complex Care Populations

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 improve the efficiency of their Medicaid programs.


Complex Care Programs for High-Need, High-Cost Enrollees

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 are looking for long-term, transformational ways to improve the efficiency of their Medicaid programs.


Data, Privacy and Interoperability

New and innovative health care delivery and the payment infrastructure to support those reforms must be built on the interoperable exchange of health data. Interoperable health data exchange requires that systems and devices be able to exchange data and interpret that shared data.


Data-Informed Policy

State leaders are in a unique position to use data to create policies that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the health 


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.


Health Care Workforce Redesign

The NGA Center is working with states to explore changes to scope-of-practice laws as a strategy to address potential provider shortages and changing workforce needs while assuring patient safety.


Housing

As state health officials and governors drive toward improved outcomes and reduced costs for their complex care populations, a common gap has quickly emerged: access to affordable housing.


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 to improved outcomes and reduced costs.


Maternal and Child Health

The NGA Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) has worked with states to help them improve health outcomes for pregnant women, mothers and children for decades.


Medicaid Transformation in States

Governors and state health officials continue to face budget pressure stemming from ongoing increases in health care costs.