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June 05, 2017

Advancing the Energy-Water Nexus: How Governors Can Bridge Their Conservation Goals

A new white paper from the National Governors examines the resource conservation aspects of the energy-water nexus that can be improved through better state policy design.


May 12, 2017

Setting Site-Specific Priorities in the Federal Budget Process for Cleanup of Nuclear Weapons Waste

A new brief from the National Governors focuses on the opportunities for state engagement at each stage of the budget process and suggests how states can ensure that site budgets incorporate state input and priorities.


April 14, 2017

Improving Emergency Communications Through Governance

A new white paper from the National Governors Association outlines how collaboration and participation between the governor and relevant emergency response stakeholders are essential for a state to maintain, improve and ensure interoperable public safety communication capabilities.


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.


March 17, 2017

Using Data and Evaluation in Policy Development, Implementation and Monitoring: Building Successful Policies to Reduce Prescription Opioid Misuse

A new brief from the National Governors Association and the Urban Institute outlines a five-step process decision makers should apply to incorporate data and evaluation into the formation and implementation of policy: create a logic model, identify data sources, collect data, analyze data to identify and solve implementation challenges, and continue to incorporate data analysis as an ongoing part of the policy process.


March 03, 2017

State Strategies to Reduce Childhood Hunger

A new paper from the National Governors Association summarizes actions governors can take to help reduce childhood hunger in their states by drawing attention to the issue and implementing policy and programmatic changes to increase children’s participation in child nutrition programs.


January 06, 2017

Promoting Place-Based Strategies to Address Poverty

A new paper from the National Governors Association addresses the potential for place-based strategies—strategies which include any effort to enhance the livability and quality of life in a given community—to address the needs of impoverished communities and identifies actions governors can take to foster these strategies.


December 14, 2016

Building a High-Performing State Workforce Board

A new report from the National Governors Association outlines key strategies governors can focus on to align state education and workforce programs to the needs of business, and connect individuals to jobs.


December 13, 2016

Promising Practices in Boosting School Leadership Capacity: Principal Academies

A new paper from the National Governors Association explores principal academies—a tool that governors can add to their policy toolkit to augment preparation and training for aspiring and sitting public school principals.


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.