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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.

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November 28, 2016

States Use Medicaid Dollars to Train Health Care Workforce

Two states will receive technical assistance to to re-envision how to use Medicaid funds to address state workforce needs in rural and other underserved communities.

October 21, 2016

States Improve Rural Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that three states will participate in an NGA learning lab to help combat the opioid epidemic. The project will focus on using teleconsultation to expand treatment for opioid use disorder in rural and other underserved communities. 

October 21, 2016

States Strengthen Energy Infrastructure

In two new papers from the National Governors Association, strategies to enhance energy planning and response, as well as storage, are explored.

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2016-2017 NGA Chair Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Initiative

Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge


2016 Gubernatorial Elections

Gubernatorial elections will be held in 12 states and two territories.

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Preparing States for Extreme Electrical Power Grid Outages

A new paper from the National Governors Association highlights actions governors can take to better prepare their state for a potential prolonged and widespread electrical power outage.

Opportunities for Governors to Align Electricity Markets with State Energy Goals

A new paper from the National Governors Association reviews the changes underway in the electricity industry and their implications for state policy and utility business models.

State Strategies to Scale Quality Work-Based Learning

A new paper from the National Governors Association highlights strategies governors can implement to increase opportunities for high-quality, demand-driven work-based learning and prepare their citizens for the modern workforce.

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Meet the Threat First Regional Summit: Complete Coverage

Cybersecurity summit garners press attention from media outlets such as Politico, WBUR Radio Boston and Bloomberg BNA.

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Homeland Security Podcast Series

A new series of podcast episodes from the National Governors Association and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness highlights the role of state homeland security advisors and the unique challenges they face.