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  • Pharmaceuticals

    Governors have a vested interest in ensuring access to high quality health care to improve the health and wellbeing of their residents while also being responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars. Persistent growth in health ...

  • Private Health Insurance

    Most people in the United States receive health care through private health insurance, either through an employer or through the individual market. Because states have regulatory oversight authority over large portions of ...

  • Chronic Disease and Prevention

    The cost of chronic disease to this country is colossal and treatment of chronic disease constitutes a large proportion of public spending. Governors can help improve health outcomes, increase worker productivity and reduce ...

  • Justice Information Sharing

    The power of information technology is multiplied when information is shared between different parts of the justice system. The challenges that accompany information sharing, or “IT integration” are complex. ...

  • Criminal Justice, Corrections, and Sentencing Reform

    NGA’s Work with Governors  Many states have enacted and implemented some type of criminal justice reform, and justice system improvements. Each year, through NGA’s annual Institute for State Criminal Justice and Public ...

  • Juvenile Justice

    Governors and state leaders are committed to improving outcomes for youth, and states have adopted comprehensive juvenile justice reforms to improve outcomes for youth involved in the justice system. The focus of these ...

  • State Clean Energy Actions

    States across the country are working to increase energy efficiency, the use of renewable energy and explore other clean energy resources as part of a diverse approach to meeting the nation’s energy needs. Every state is ...

  • Carbon Capture & Sequestration

    The United States relies on coal to provide more than 50 percent of the country’s electricity needs, and this percentage is projected to increase by 2030. However, current and future environmental constraints make it ...

  • Two-Generation Approaches to Serving Low-Income Families

    Parent well-being and child well-being are inextricably linked. However, many policies and programs aimed at improving family economic security and child well-being often do not consider the needs of children and parents ...

  • Clean Energy & Economic Development

    Governors from across the country are looking at ways they can help foster a clean energy sector in their state economies. They see an opportunity to spur economic growth, make their companies more competitive, and lower ...

  • Innovation & Economic Growth

    Governors face the economic challenge of competing in a global economy in the midst of a national recession and state budgetary crisis. The key to surmounting this challenge is smart people and new discoveries—in other ...