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.

Six Strategies for Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse

The abuse of prescription drugs is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States, and is the most common ...
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Strategies for States to Encourage and Fund Community Care Teams

Strategies for States to Encourage and Fund Community Care Teams outlines the role that community care teams can play in ...
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Long-Term Services and Supports: Challenges and Opportunities for States in Difficult Budget Times

An effective system of long-term services and supports (LTSS) is essential to enable older adults and persons with disabilities to ...
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State Perspectives on Insurance Exchanges: Implementing Health Reform in an Uncertain Environment

The three major components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) — insurance reform, Medicaid expansions, ...
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State Health Insurance Exchanges and Children’s Coverage: Issues for State Design Decisions

As states consider implementation options under the Affordable Care Act, they face a series of critical decisions that will affect ...
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Sustaining State Health Information Exchange: A State Toolkit

Many tools have been proposed to correct the ills of the health care system, but there is likely no single ...
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2010 Maternal and Child Health Update: States Make Progress Towards Improving Systems of Care

2010 Maternal and Child Health Update: States Make Progress Towards Improving Systems of Care

The 2010 Maternal and Child Health Update presents 2010 data gathered from U.S. states and territories in the annual maternal ...
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State Roles in Delivery System Reforms

With the cost of health care rising faster than the gross domestic product (GDP), it is vital for the United ...
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How States and Territories Fund Transportation: An Overview of Traditional and Nontraditional Strategies

How States and Territories Fund Transportation: An Overview of Traditional and Nontraditional Strategies

This report provides states with an overview of traditional funding mechanisms, profiles of new and innovative programs at work in ...
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Innovative State Transportation Funding and Financing

Innovative State Transportation Funding and Financing

This paper extends and updates earlier work by: (1) providing case studies of state and international experience with a full ...
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Maternal and Child Health Update 2008

Maternal and Child Health Update 2008

This issue brief highlights recent state trends in health care coverage for women and children through Medicaid and CHIP, gathered ...
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Policy Strategies for Advancing Interstate Health Information Exchange: A Report to the State Alliance for e-Health

Variations among states' laws, and differences between states' laws and federal law, are one of the most significant obstacles to ...
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