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 Strategies for Averting Early Deaths

Death by suicide is a complex individual, relational and public health problem. The incidence of such deaths over the past ...
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Policy Update: State Policy Support for Nuclear Generation

This policy scan summarizes recent state policy actions to support nuclear generation, recognizing the ability of nuclearpower to reliably meet ...
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Governor's Guide to Homeland Security (An Update)

Governor’s Guide to Homeland Security (An Update)

The Homeland Security & Public Safety Division has assembled best practices for governors and their homeland security policy staff in ...
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Emerging Trends in the Evolving Opioid Epidemic

While the opioid overdose epidemic justifiably dominates national and state-level headlines, a significant issue is re-emerging for governors and policymakers ...
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Reference Guide for New Administrations

Developed by the NGA Center through a survey and extensive consultation with senior state officials and other national experts, our ...
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Improving the Health and Well-Being of the Nation’s Aging Population: Considerations for Governors

Improving the Health and Well-Being of the Nation’s Aging Population: Considerations for Governors provides considerations for governors and state leaders ...
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Rural Prosperity Through the Arts & Creative Sector

Rural Prosperity Through the Arts & Creative Sector

A partnership between NGA Solutions, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies ...
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Gubernatorial Education Policy Transition Memo

Gubernatorial Education Policy Transition Memo

Summary The gubernatorial education policy transition memo and executive summary entitled "Leveraging Transition: Ten Ways for New Governors to Advance ...
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NGA releases Expert Roundtable Report on Integrating and Advancing Prenatal to Age 3 Policies

NGA releases Expert Roundtable Report on Integrating and Advancing Prenatal to Age 3 Policies

The National Governors Association (NGA) released a report from the June 5, 2018 expert roundtable in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The roundtable ...
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Using Emergency Declarations to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Using Emergency Declarations to Address the Opioid Epidemic

The white paper is a result of a roundtable discussion that was held last fall with states that had declared ...
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States Expand Employment and Training Opportunities for People with Disabilities

This white paper was developed by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) as part of its ...
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Public Health Crises and Pharmaceutical Interventions: Improving Access While Ensuring Fiscal Sustainability

Public Health Crises and Pharmaceutical Interventions: Improving Access While Ensuring Fiscal Sustainability

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) released Public Health Crises and Pharmaceutical Interventions: Improving Access While ...
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