NGA ISSUE LIBRARY

Our nation’s Governors are dedicated to leading bipartisan solutions that improve citizens’ lives. Through NGA, Governors identify priority issues and deal with matters of public policy and governance at the state, national and global levels. NGA teams work side-by-side with state leaders to identify challenges and develop solutions. View NGA products below, filterable by content type and topic.

Overview of Survey Results on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts

Overview of Survey Results on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts

To better understand the issues and needs of Governors, NGA conducted a survey in August 2020 on states’ and territories’ ...
Read More
Supporting A Trained Direct Care Workforce In Facility Settings During And After The Covid-19 Pandemic

Supporting A Trained Direct Care Workforce In Facility Settings During And After The Covid-19 Pandemic

The direct care workforce is a critical component of a well-functioning health system. These occupations are reliable entry points into ...
Read More
Rethinking Occupational Licensing After COVID-19: The Governor’s Role

Rethinking Occupational Licensing After COVID-19: The Governor’s Role

The Occupational Licensing Final Report: Assessing State Policies and Practices highlights lessons learned from the consortiums’ work with 16 states ...
Read More
Expanding Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Corrections and Community Settings

Expanding Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Corrections and Community Settings

During this webinar, NGA and ACA provided an overview of a step-by-step guide for governors and state officials to expand ...
Read More
Associations Release Roadmap on Strategies for Countering Opioid Misuse in Correctional Settings

Associations Release Roadmap on Strategies for Countering Opioid Misuse in Correctional Settings

As opioid overdoses continue to claim tens of thousands of American lives each year, the National Governors Association (NGA) and ...
Read More

Maternal and Child Health

NGA works with states to help them improve health outcomes for pregnant women, mothers and children for decades. We offer ...
Read More

Transportation

States are responsible for developing and implementing transportation strategies that encourage improved system performance, increased mobility, enhanced economic development and ...
Read More
Expanding Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Corrections and Community Settings

Expanding Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Corrections and Community Settings

This roadmap highlights existing state efforts and serves as a policy development tool for Governors and state officials seeking to ...
Read More
Unemployment Insurance During COVID-19

Unemployment Insurance During COVID-19

This memo describes: What current unemployment assistance flexibilities exist under the CARES Act and Continued Assistance Act; What presidential actions ...
Read More
How to Support the National Guard As It Supports the Needs of the Nation

How to Support the National Guard As It Supports the Needs of the Nation

Given all that the Guard has done and continues to do for this nation, the federal and state governments should ...
Read More
State COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

State COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Governors of states and territories, working in close collaboration with local partners, have responsibility for a wide array of activities ...
Read More
A Case Study Of The Michigan Coronavirus Task Force On Racial Disparities

A Case Study Of The Michigan Coronavirus Task Force On Racial Disparities

This case study draws its key findings from the Michigan Coronavirus Racial Disparities Interim Report and other sources to explore ...
Read More