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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.


December 08, 2016

Getting the Right Information to the Right Health Care Providers at the Right Time: A Road Map for States to Improve Health Information Flow Between Providers

The road map was developed to activate governors and their senior state leaders to drive forward policies that support the seamless flow of clinical patient health care information between providers while protecting patient privacy, as a step toward nationwide interoperability.


October 03, 2016

Housing as Health Care: A Road Map for States

States need to leverage housing interventions that improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Through this step-by-step guide, governors can create greater access to housing solutions for high-need, high-cost Medicaid enrollees.


September 09, 2016

‘Governor’s Corner’ Column Spotlights State Energy Advancements

Each quarter, the NGA Center for Best Practices Environment, Energy and Transportation Division pens “Governor’s Corner,” a column in Public Utilities Fortnightly.


September 07, 2016

Medicaid High-Need, High-Cost Programs: Promising Practices for Evaluation Metrics

The majority of high-need, high-cost Medicaid enrollees’ poor outcomes are due to a health care system that is highly inefficient in measuring impact, health outcomes and cost savings. NGA, with the help from states, created core metrics to measure the success of high-need, high-cost programs.


August 16, 2016

Health Investments That Pay Off: A Comprehensive Approach to Tobacco Control

More than 60 percent of spending associated with tobacco use is incurred by state and federal government purchasers of health care.


August 03, 2016

The Future of Medicaid Transformation: A Practical Guide for States

The Future of Medicaid Transformation: A Practical Guide for States is the end product of an 18-month NGA policy academy and provides a framework for how states can design statewide transformation proposals that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is likely to approve.


July 07, 2016

Finding Solutions to the Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis: A Road Map for States

Developed by the NGA Center through extensive consultation with senior state officials and other national experts, the road map is a tool to help states respond to the growing opioid crisis.


January 11, 2016

Medicaid Health Care Purchasing Compendium

The Medicaid Health Care Purchasing Compendium is a reference guide for states facing the ongoing challenge of managing the costs of their Medicaid programs while ensuring beneficiaries have access to quality health care.


October 29, 2015

Health Investments that Pay Off: Strategies to Improve Oral Health

Governors who want to address oral health needs should consider interventions that show strong evidence of improving oral health outcomes.