BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that The Council of State Governments hereby endorses Congressional efforts to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and to continue the important prevention and rehabilitation efforts it affords juveniles in the states.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, The Council of State Governments calls upon the federal education policymakers to work closely with state and local education officials during NCLB reauthorization to examine how NCLB is working in their communities and where improvements are needed, while maintaining a focus on accountability and standards. At the same time the federal government must live up to its commitment and provide the necessary financial resources to implement the mandates in NCLB by fully funding Title I programs to low-income school districts, Teacher Quality Grants, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers and other important programs under NCLB.
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the Council of State Governments support the Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home as a guideline for states to improve the health of its citizens, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of State Governments encourage states to implement and fund pilot programs to demonstrate the quality, safety, value, and effectiveness of the patient-centered medical home.
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that due to the potentially serious health impacts of climate change, The Council of State Governments urges state and local policymakers to consider policies and programs that support public health actions to prepare for and address health risks related to climate change.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments urges state and local policymakers to consider and adopt policies and programs that address the public health effects of climate change on vulnerable populations.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of State Governments encourages states and the federal government to support smoking cessation initiatives and the coverage of smoking cessation therapies to assist individuals in their efforts to quit smoking while reducing the cost burden of the complications from tobacco use on the Medicaid program and the economy;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of State Governments urges state legislatures and state health officials to include the coverage of smoking cessation programs and treatments in their prevention and wellness initiatives with the goal of decreasing total health costs while improving the productivity of employees.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of State Governments representing state, territorial and provincial policy leaders urge the USDA to provide back-payments to dairy producers who were financially hurt by USDA errors in nonfat dry milk price reports.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments representing state, territorial and provincial policy leaders urge the use of local, fresh milk in WIC and other federally funded hunger security programs.
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments supports and encourages state actions to preserve the pre-eminence of state insurance systems and seeks to educate state elected officials on the potential ramifications of a bifurcated scheme on consumers and state revenues.
RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments urges all members of Congress to join the bipartisan efforts to ensure that legislation is enacted to allow the interstate shipment of state inspected meats and poultry.