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August 10, 2017

Rural Health Learning Collaborative: Improving Access to Behavioral Health Care in Rural Areas

The NGA Center Health Division hosted a multi-state convening as part of the Rural Health Learning Collaborative in Washington, D.C.


July 28, 2017

2017 Health Policy Advisor Institute

The NGA Center hosted its annual Health Policy Advisors Institute at the Snowbird Resort and Conference Center in Utah. The meeting provides a unique opportunity for Governors’ Health Policy Advisors and Health Secretaries from across the country to come together to learn from one another and to share cutting edge policies and programs.


December 08, 2016

Complex Care Programs Policy Academy: Developing State-Level Capacity to Improve Health and Reduce Cost of Populations with Complex Care Needs

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices Health Division hosted the closing meeting for its Complex Care Programs Policy Academy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Participating states focused on the sustainability of the programs developed during the policy academy.


November 18, 2016

Learning Lab on Telehealth Strategies for Expanding Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment

The NGA Center hosted a kick-off meeting for a learning lab on telehealth strategies for expanding access to opioid addiction treatment. Teams from three states traveled to the ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico to learn about how to implement a teleconsultation program to improve access to care in rural and underserved areas.


October 28, 2016

Housing as Health Care: Wrapping Tenancy Supports into Your Housing Strategy

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices hosted a webinar on October 28, 2016 to discuss the role of housing as a health care intervention.


February 09, 2016

Housing as Health Care Learning Lab

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices hosted a meeting for a subset of the Complex Care Policy Academy states who are interested in using permanent supportive housing to address their high need, high cost homeless Medicaid beneficiaries.


December 03, 2015

Leveraging Gubernatorial Executive Authorities to Maximize Scope of Practice for the Health Care Workforce during an Influenza Pandemic

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) convened an experts roundtable meeting to discuss how gubernatorial executive orders may be used as a tool to modify health workforce scope of practice laws in response to a pandemic event.


December 01, 2015

Medicaid Managed Care Experts Roundtable: A Discussion of the Proposed Rule

In December 2015, NGA Center for Best Practices convened a diverse group of experts to discuss the priority sections of the proposed managed care rules in an effort to identify areas of consensus around potential revisions to the proposed rules.


November 20, 2015

Learning Collaborative on Improving Quality and Access to Care in Maternal and Child Health Kickoff Meeting

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted a kickoff meeting for states participating in the Learning Collaborative on Improving Quality and Access to Care in Maternal and Child Health on November 19-20, 2015, in Washington, D.C.


October 29, 2015

Leveraging Medicaid for Statewide Health Care Transformation: Policy Academy Closing Meeting

This meeting provided the states an opportunity to learn from each other and other states with Medicaid Section 1115 Demonstration implementation experience, meet with expert consultants, and continue in-person negotiations around their transformation visions with senior Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) leadership and staff.