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October 28, 2016

Opportunities for Energy Efficiency to Help States Reduce Costs and Achieve Co-Benefits Under the Clean Power Plan

A new paper from the National Governors Association highlights Clean Power Plan compliance strategies governors can consider during their planning efforts that incorporate low-cost efficiency options for their states.


October 21, 2016

State Strategies for Advancing the Use of Energy Storage

A new paper from the National Governors Association highlights actions states can take to implement wide-scale adoption of advanced energy storage technologies and determine the extent the technologies will play in each state’s energy future.


October 21, 2016

Improving State Coordination for Energy Assurance Planning and Response

A new paper from the National Governors Association highlights existing opportunities for governors to improve state coordination for responding to energy emergencies—natural or humanmade disasters—through enhancements to energy assurance planning and information collection.


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.


October 01, 2016

The Untapped Potential of an Early Childhood Assessment System

A new white paper from the National Governors Association outlines how state leaders can reduce or streamline the assessments being used in early learning programs and elementary schools, achieve economies of scale for educator training and leverage existing data systems to yield more powerful data to inform decision-making.


September 30, 2016

Improving State Efforts to Prepare and Respond to Public Health Emergencies

A new paper from the National Governors Association highlights steps states can take to improve preparedness when dealing with public health emergencies.


September 13, 2016

Improving Human Services Programs and Outcomes Through Shared Data

A new paper from the National Governors Association provides examples of effective approaches to sharing state data and offers lessons for governors and their senior staff interested in enhancing their capacity to protect and secure individuals’ private information.


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.