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NGA Center for Best Practices

NGA Center for Best Practices

The NGA Center develops innovative solutions to today’s most pressing public policy challenges.

Government Relations

Government Relations

The Office of Government Relations' mission is to ensure governors’ views are represented in the shaping of federal policy.


January 18, 2018

States Focus on Improving Health Care in Rural America

The National Governors Association has selected six states to participate in a project called Improving Health in Rural America: Addressing the Leading Causes of Death. Specifically, states will develop and implement specific strategies to address one of the five leading causes of death in rural areas.

December 22, 2017

Governors: Families Need A Five-Year CHIP Reauthorization This Week

The National Governors Association (NGA) today issued a statement in support of the House and Senate acting this week to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for five years.

December 07, 2017

NGA Holds Policy Event, Releases Complex Care Road Map for States

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) Health Division hosted an event at the National Press Club to discuss its new report, Building Complex Care Programs: A Road Map for States.


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.

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