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.

State Energy Efficiency Policy in a New Era: A Toolkit for Governors

State Energy Efficiency Policy in a New Era: A Toolkit for Governors

Governors' leadership on energy offers cost savings, job creation, reduced energy consumption, pollution prevention, and strengthened grid security. (View/Download) 2020 ...
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State Strategies for Sector Growth and Retention of the Direct Care Health Workforce

State Strategies for Sector Growth and Retention of the Direct Care Health Workforce

This issue brief provides a series of multi-sector state and employer strategies to address recruitment and health sector retention of ...
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Strengthening Employer And Industry Engagement: A Self-Assessment Tool for Youth Apprenticeship Leaders

Strengthening Employer And Industry Engagement: A Self-Assessment Tool for Youth Apprenticeship Leaders

This self-assessment tool is designed to help youth apprenticeship program administrators and policymakers determine how effectively a program is engaging ...
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Building State Capacity to Facilitate Equitable Access to Testing and Treatment for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs and TB

Building State Capacity to Facilitate Equitable Access to Testing and Treatment for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs and TB

This paper includes considerations and approaches to promote equity and improve public health capacity to prevent, detect and respond to ...
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Lessons Learned in State Collaboration to Address Substance Use Disorder and Justice-Involved Individuals

Lessons Learned in State Collaboration to Address Substance Use Disorder and Justice-Involved Individuals

This policy brief highlights lessons learned from collaborative efforts in Hawai‘i, Pennsylvania and West Virginia between SAAs and SSAs to ...
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Putting Policy Into Practice: State Actions For The Postsecondary Success Of Student Parents

Putting Policy Into Practice: State Actions For The Postsecondary Success Of Student Parents

Long before COVID-19, student parents needed a unique set of support systems to aid their efforts in pursuing postsecondary education—issues ...
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Modernizing Immunization Information Systems

Modernizing Immunization Information Systems

This issue brief outlines key priorities and considerations for modernizing Immunization Information Systems, including leveraging federal funding available to support ...
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Advancing Equitable Access to and Success in Work-Based Learning

Advancing Equitable Access to and Success in Work-Based Learning

The economic and societal instability from COVID-19 revealed the inequities in our education and workforce systems and forced policymakers to ...
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Partnering With Tribal Nations For Covid-19 Vaccinations: A Case Study Of Alaska

Partnering With Tribal Nations For Covid-19 Vaccinations: A Case Study Of Alaska

Alaskan tribal communities and state leaders adapted existing vaccination infrastructure for co-leadership, communication, problem solving, and health care across a ...
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State Strategies to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Rural Communities

State Strategies to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Rural Communities

This papers pulls together considerations and examples of best and promising practices for Governors, including building vaccine confidence through consistent, ...
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Creating a More Equitable Workforce System: Opportunities for Governors and States

Creating a More Equitable Workforce System: Opportunities for Governors and States

This brief outlines eight strategies to promote equity throughout the reemployment and workforce service delivery process. (Download) The COVID-19 pandemic ...
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Promoting Employment for People With Disabilities Through Statewide Coordination

Promoting Employment for People With Disabilities Through Statewide Coordination

This guide describes how a collaborative planning process can improve support for workers with disabilities by better coordinating State services ...
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