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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.


June 05, 2017

Advancing the Energy-Water Nexus: How Governors Can Bridge Their Conservation Goals

A new white paper from the National Governors Association examines the resource conservation aspects of the energy-water nexus that can be improved through better state policy design.


May 12, 2017

Setting Site-Specific Priorities in the Federal Budget Process for Cleanup of Nuclear Weapons Waste

A new brief from the National Governors Association focuses on the opportunities for state engagement at each stage of the budget process and suggests how states can ensure that site budgets incorporate state input and priorities.


April 14, 2017

Improving Emergency Communications Through Governance

A new white paper from the National Governors Association outlines how collaboration and participation between the governor and relevant emergency response stakeholders are essential for a state to maintain, improve and ensure interoperable public safety communication capabilities.


March 31, 2017

Integrating Population Health into State-Wide System Transformation: A Roadmap for States

NGA has developed a roadmap to help state leaders integrate population health into the design and implementation of health system transformations.


March 17, 2017

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.