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NGA Center for Best Practices

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) develops innovative solutions to today's most pressing public policy challenges and is the only research and development firm that directly serves the nation's governors.

 

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Governors Help Connect Veterans With Job Opportunities

A new paper from the National Governors Association highlights strategies governors can take to help streamline veterans’ employment opportunities.


Education


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Expanding Student Success: A Primer on Competency-Based Education from Kindergarten through Higher Education

The education system of the United States is not adequately preparing a large proportion of its students for college, career-training and, ultimately, jobs that provide enough income to support a middle class standard of living.


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.


Health


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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.


States Stem Opioid Overdose Through Information Sharing

Four states—Delaware, Minnesota, New Mexico and Rhode Island—will participate in a learning lab on improving data-collection efforts and information sharing between law enforcement and public health officials as a way to combat opioid overdoses.