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NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

Insulin Affordability: Where Do States Go From Here?

The rising cost of insulin has long been in the national spotlight, and Congress, state policymakers and manufacturers have acted in response to this trend. Although these policies delivered meaningful insulin affordability for millions of Americans, some people with diabetes still face barriers. This webinar will provide an overview of these initiatives, consider potential next steps for states and highlight state examples.

Strengthening 911 Systems: State Policy Options

An estimated 240 million calls are made annually to 911 call centers nationwide. States rely on a strong 911 communications infrastructure and steady workforce to respond promptly to such calls and set the emergency response process in motion. However, factors like limited resources and the ongoing demand to accommodate technological advancements can create barriers to effective emergency care. This webinar will explore the use of improved technology, funding and other tools available to policymakers to enhance their state’s existing 911 systems.

Understanding Medicaid’s Role in Graduate Medical Education

As physician shortages continue to grow across the country, states are exploring ways to increase the supply of doctors. While medical school enrollment has grown 33% since 2002, the number of residencies available for medical school graduates has not kept pace. Funding is often the primary barrier for expanding residency programs. Behind Medicare, Medicaid is the second-largest explicit source of funding for graduate medical education in the United States, and it gives states significant flexibility in designing funding programs. This NCSL webinar will cover Medicaid’s role in funding residency programs, with perspectives from national and state experts on recent state trends in addressing workforce shortages.

Ensuring Accuracy: Post-Election Audits

It’s always a good idea to double-check your work, and in the world of elections, audits do just that: ensuring accuracy and providing an added layer of assurance to election officials and the public alike that election results are verifiably correct. Tune in for the third installment of NCSL’s four-part webinar series, How U.S. Elections Are Run, to learn more about the different types of post-election tabulation audits that states use (traditional, tiered and risk-limiting) and the value of having such audit laws on the books with EAC Commissioner Christy McCormick. 

SNAP Employment and Training: Optimizing Partnerships to Boost Economic Security

Every state operates a SNAP Employment and Training Program with broad flexibility to provide supportive services like employability assessments, training, transportation and child care. SNAP E&T pairs nutrition support with developing the skills participants will need to achieve economic self-sufficiency and contribute to workforce demands. The innovative partnerships states have with community-based organizations, community colleges, employers and others are vital for the delivery of services to program participants. Dive into the opportunities state legislatures have to strengthen family and child well-being through workforce development and supportive services that meet the needs of today’s economy.