NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

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

Policy

Saving Moms: Strategies to Reduce Maternal Mortality in the U.S.

At least 700 women die every year from pregnancy-related causes, giving the U.S. the highest maternal mortality rate among similarly wealthy nations. Explore the current state of maternal mortality in the United States, potential strategies to decrease the disparities in maternal deaths, and examples of state legislative actions to reduce rates. Speakers include Dr. Elizabeth Howell, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Khanh H. Nguyen, NCSL; Representative Katie Dempsey (R-Ga.) and Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages (D-N.Y.).

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State Strategies to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse events that occur in childhood can lead to negative psychological, social and physical outcomes later in life–and can even affect future generations. Hear an overview of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including considerations during the pandemic, and examples of state action to prevent and reduce their harmful effects. Speakers include Dr. Melissa Merrick, Prevent Child Abuse America, Kate Bradford, NCSL, Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-N.Y.) and Representative Sherrie Conley (R-Okla.).

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The Impact of State and Federal Policies on Military Installation Resilience

Learn about the challenges military installations and the states in which they operate are facing due to changing environmental conditions. Speakers include Kristin Thomasgard, U.S. Department of Defense, Ann C. Phillips, rear admiral, U.S. Navy (ret.), special assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaptation and Protection, Commonwealth of Virginia, and Benjamin J. McFarlane, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission.

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How States Can Help Small Businesses Recover from the Pandemic

Learn more about the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its painful toll on small businesses nationwide.

Information as of December 2020.

Speakers include Kori Ann Edwards, Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, Ellen Harpel, Smart Incentives, and Alison Wakefield, The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Pharmacists’ Role in Public Health: Increasing Access to Care

Maximizing the use of pharmacists is among several state strategies to meet the unique health care needs of populations, especially those living in rural and underserved areas. Examine policy options to leverage pharmacists as part of the health care delivery system, including national trends in pharmacist scope of practice, including prescribing certain medications and administering vaccines, among others. Speakers include Emily Hawes, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Stefanie Ferreri, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education, Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (D-Ore.) and Senator Evan Vickers (R-Utah).

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