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.

Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse: Lessons Learned from an NGA Policy Academy

As part of the National Governors Association’s (NGA) ongoing effort to help states reduce prescription drug abuse, findings from the ...
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The Role of Dental Hygienists in Providing Access to Oral Health Care

Basic oral health is an important determinant of overall health, yet access remains a challenge for many Americans. Dental hygienists ...
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Governor’s Guide to Mass Evacuation

Click here to read the Governor's Guide to Mass Evacuation written by the Homeland Security and Public Safety Division of the NGA Center ...
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A Governor’s Guide to Early Literacy: Getting all Students Reading by Third Grade

Improving early literacy is essential to increasing high school graduation rates, success in postsecondary education and ensuring states have a ...
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2012 Maternal and Child Health Update: The Changing Environment of Medicaid/CHIP Coverage for Children and Improving Birth Outcomes

2012 Maternal and Child Health Update: The Changing Environment of Medicaid/CHIP Coverage for Children and Improving Birth Outcomes

The 2012 Maternal and Child Health (MCH) update presents data gathered by the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best ...
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Improving Birth Outcomes in Medicaid

Improving Birth Outcomes in Medicaid

Women who begin their pregnancies in poor health are more likely to have negative birth outcomes than healthy women, according ...
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Effect of Provider Payment Reforms on Maternal and Child Health Services

States are actively pursuing reforms to enhance the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care services provided to pregnant women and ...
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Building a Civilian Cyber Corps

Whenever a natural disaster strikes a community, dozens, if not hundreds, of volunteers flock to assist in any way they ...
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State Sector Strategies Coming of Age: Implications for State Workforce Policymakers

State Sector Strategies Coming of Age: Implications for State Workforce Policymakers

This paper offers a snapshot of sector strategies today, an overview of what makes them different from traditional workforce and ...
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The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Meeting Increasing Demand for Primary Care

One way states could increase access to primary care for their residents is to consider easing their scope of practice ...
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Improving Preparedness Through Sharing Public Health and Homeland Security Information

Governors can play an active role in improving how state and local agencies work together to produce useful homeland security ...
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Strategies for Curbing Health Insurance Costs for State Employees: Benefit Design, Wellness Programs and Data Mining

With continued strains on state budgets, governors are finding innovative ways to do more with less across state government. Included ...
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