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May 08, 2018

Reducing Childhood Hunger: A Toolkit For Governors and First Spouses

Reducing Childhood Hunger: A Toolkit for Governors and First Spouses outlines actions governors and their spouses can take to connect children in need to nutrition programs.


February 06, 2018

State Strategies to Reduce Highway and Traffic Fatalities and Injuries: A Road Map for States

A new road map from the National Governors Association highlights steps that governors can take to improve coordination and strengthen existing efforts across state agencies and identifies recent state efforts to adopt strategies to reduce traffic fatalities.


February 05, 2018

Parents and Children Thriving Together: The Role of State Agencies in Crafting a Statewide Two-Generation Strategy

A new paper from the National Governors Association and the Center for Law and Social Policy provides an overview of ways in which states can use two-generation strategies to reform state systems for the benefit of low-income families.


January 30, 2018

Addressing Housing Instability Through Systems Alignment and Coordination

A new brief from the National Governors Association and CSH highlights examples from some of the many states that are implementing data-driven supportive housing models that embrace systems alignment, coordination and partnerships to address housing instability.


January 17, 2018

States Continue Advancing Strategies to Scale Work-Based Learning

A new paper from the National Governors Association outlines key strategies governors can take to lead the way on expanding high-quality work-based learning opportunities as part of a pathway to career advancement for youth and young adults.


December 04, 2017

Building Complex Care Programs: A Road Map for States

NGA has developed a road map to guide state leaders in establishing and advancing complex care programs.


November 20, 2017

Powering Up: State Trends for Advancing the Use of Energy Storage

A new issue brief from the National Governors Association outlines several ways in which state policymakers can advance energy storage and focuses on recent statewide procurement targets, financial incentives, and research and development efforts. This issue brief is an update to an October 2016 National Governors Association's report, State Strategies for Advancing the Use of Energy Storage.


November 14, 2017

2016 Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Update

The NGA Center for Best Practices’ Maternal and Child Health Update (MCH Update) has a longstanding history of collecting and sharing detailed state-level information on maternal and child health programs and outcomes.


November 07, 2017

Grid Smarts: State Considerations for Adopting Grid Modernization Technologies

A new white paper from the National Governors Association assists governors in examining the trade-offs of adopting various grid modernization technologies.


September 27, 2017

State Approaches to Implementing Community-Based Alternatives to Incarceration for Youth Involved in the Justice System

A new issue brief from the National Governors Association identifies recent state efforts to adopt alternatives to incarceration and discusses effective approaches that governors can take to implement reform strategies.


August 24, 2017

How Maryland Policymakers Are Working Together to Improve School Principal Quality

A new paper from the National Governors Association highlights the successful efforts of one state, Maryland, to strategically select and train its most promising future leaders in order to prepare them for the leadership responsibilities associated with leading schools that have increased expectations for all students.