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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.

Public Health Emergency Playbook

Public Health Emergency Playbook

(Download) The Public Health Emergency Playbook is a guide designed for Governors and their staff, offering a comprehensive resource to ...
The Governor’s Guide to Public Health Preparedness

The Governor’s Guide to Public Health Preparedness

The Governor’s Guide to Public Health Preparedness serves as a primer on the fundamentals of public health preparedness for governors ...
Energy Cyber Workforce Policy Brief

Energy Cyber Workforce Policy Brief

Governors play a critical role in creating pathways for cybersecurity professionals, through workforce development programs, reskilling efforts, public outreach, and ...
Governors Continue Exploring Innovative Methods to Scale Youth Apprenticeship

Governors Continue Exploring Innovative Methods to Scale Youth Apprenticeship

With employers in virtually every economic sector in desperate need of talent, Governors are looking to youth apprenticeship programs to ...
The Emerging Field of Behavioral Health Paraprofessionals

The Emerging Field of Behavioral Health Paraprofessionals

State Regulatory Approaches for Peer Specialists, Community Health Workers and Behavioral Health Technicians/Aides (Download) Historically, the workforce supporting behavioral health ...
State Strategies To Address The Impact Of Covid-19 On Maternal And Child Populations: Sustaining Equitable Community Supports

State Strategies To Address The Impact Of Covid-19 On Maternal And Child Populations: Sustaining Equitable Community Supports

This publication explores strategies Governors and state leaders employed to address the long-standing issues associated with equity in MCH populations ...
State Strategies To Mitigate The Impact Of Housing Instability On Child Welfare Involvement

State Strategies To Mitigate The Impact Of Housing Instability On Child Welfare Involvement

Family housing instability can both lead to, and prolong, involvement with the child welfare system, a process that can be ...
State Strategies To Address The Impact Of Covid-19 On Maternal And Child Populations: Behavioral Health

State Strategies To Address The Impact Of Covid-19 On Maternal And Child Populations: Behavioral Health

This publication explores strategies Governors and state leaders employed to address the longstanding issues associated with behavioral health among the ...
State Strategies To Address The Impact Of COVID-19 On Maternal And Child Populations: Child Care and COVID-19

State Strategies To Address The Impact Of COVID-19 On Maternal And Child Populations: Child Care and COVID-19

As Governors continue to address the consequences of the pandemic, policymakers and state leaders can consider how to strengthen the ...
Sustaining Healthcare Workforce Planning and Development Through State and Territory Engagement

Sustaining Healthcare Workforce Planning and Development Through State and Territory Engagement

(Download) Governors continue to prioritize strengthening states’ and territories’ healthcare workforces. The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (the ...
State Strategies To Address The Impact Of COVID-19 On Maternal And Child Populations: Health And Human Services Workforce

State Strategies To Address The Impact Of COVID-19 On Maternal And Child Populations: Health And Human Services Workforce

This publication is focused on Governors' strategies to address workforce challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Download) This is the ...
State Strategies To Address The Impact Of COVID-19 On Maternal And Child Populations: COVID-19 Response And Recovery

State Strategies To Address The Impact Of COVID-19 On Maternal And Child Populations: COVID-19 Response And Recovery

This publication explores strategies Governors used in their COVID-19 response and ideas for improving future efforts and continued recovery plans ...