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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.

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.

You, Me, We: How to Create a Culture of Connection in a World of Disconnection

Leadership development coaches and authors Morag Barrett and Eric Spencer discuss how to be intentional about showing up in ALL your relationships, both personal and professional. You will also learn about the five qualities of an Ally Mindset that result in powerful workplace relationships and the three steps you can take to strengthen your leadership presence and impact. This presentation is based on the new book “You, Me, We: Why We All Need a Friend at Work (and How to Show Up as One!)” by Barrett, Spencer and Ruby Vesely.

State Innovations and Opportunities with SNAP and TANF to Build Family Economic Security and Mobility

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provide supportive services, meet workforce needs and help families build economic security and mobility. Recently, both programs have received increased attention. Both are federally directed programs; however, legislatures establish the policy landscape for how they are implemented in their states. Join Dana Thomson, a senior research scientist from Child Trends and other state policy leaders from health and human services to prepare for potential program changes to SNAP and TANF, learn about other states’ innovations and inform NCSL’s federal advocacy positions.