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The Right Time For The Right Conditions

February 27, 2018 | Comments Off on The Right Time For The Right Conditions

Part of our monthly “Progress Report” newsletter. To receive the latest email updates from Public Agenda, click here. Last week, friends, family, and colleagues came together in New York City to celebrate the life of Public Agenda’s co-founder, Dan Yankelovich. It was a fitting event to honor a man who touched so many,…

Looking Back To Forge Progress Ahead

February 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Looking Back To Forge Progress Ahead

Indeed, while racial divides are real and significant, we are learning that Americans see ways to move forward, like strengthening rehabilitation and addressing systemic factors in education and economic opportunity that they believe contribute to criminal behavior. February is Black History Month and we at Public Agenda took the opportunity…

Partisan Divide On New Tax Reform Bill Not So Black And White For Americans

January 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Partisan Divide On New Tax Reform Bill Not So Black And White For Americans

While the debate on who should pay more taxes and why continues on a national scale, one thing to keep in mind is that the solutions to complex issues are rarely black and white, and more often than not, will elicit a range of feelings that Americans, regardless of political…

Practical Agreements In Health Care

November 9, 2017 | Comments Off on Practical Agreements In Health Care

The Hidden Common Ground Among Partisan Solutions to Health Care Concerns It seems nowadays Americans can’t turn on the TV, go online or scroll through their social media sites without finding the same narrative: a dystopian portrait of a hopelessly-divided America. The media, pundits and other purveyors of daily happenings…

Student Success: A Mix Of Teacher Collaboration And Parent Engagement

November 3, 2017 | Comments Off on Student Success: A Mix Of Teacher Collaboration And Parent Engagement

When examining student success outcomes, it is necessary to look not only to teachers, but to everyone who is and should be involved in a child’s education. For years, policymakers, educators and researchers have examined ways to create stronger student success outcomes in K-12 education. Many research studies have found…

Any Progress Is Better Than None

October 3, 2017 | Comments Off on Any Progress Is Better Than None

In response to the tragedy in Las Vegas Once again, we sit bowed in tragic disbelief at the senseless slaughter that our fellow Americans regularly visit upon one another. Once again, against the hard wall of partisan dysfunction, we hurl soft platitudes and hope things will change. Yes, there are…

An Amazing Learning Environment For Students And A Great Workplace For Educators

September 21, 2017 | Comments Off on An Amazing Learning Environment For Students And A Great Workplace For Educators

Teachers, leaders and school districts can benefit from an environment that allows for greater collaboration, which is ultimately a win for students too. I was lucky enough to go to a private school for kindergarten through eighth grade, where the educational philosophy was grounded in community, cooperation and collaboration. When…

What Physician And Hospital Qualities Do Consumers Value?

August 8, 2017 | Comments Off on What Physician And Hospital Qualities Do Consumers Value?

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grantees examine how consumers are navigating the healthcare system, with a particular focus on their experiences, preferences, and values. This blog post originally appeared on Aug 1, 2017 and is reposted with permission from AcademyHealth. While the future of healthcare reform in the United States remains uncertain, everyday consumers…

When ‘Just Google It’ Isn’t Enough For Health Care Quality

July 28, 2017 | Comments Off on When ‘Just Google It’ Isn’t Enough For Health Care Quality

Information and tools are not necessarily enough to help people arrive at sensible health care decisions, much less produce better outcomes. In today’s information-intensive age, we often rely on search engines and websites to gather details with the hope of arriving at an informed decision. I myself do this when…

A Public Voice On Health Care Quality

July 14, 2017 | Comments Off on A Public Voice On Health Care Quality

What do people like you and I have to say about quality? What do people think make for high-quality doctors or hospitals? Do people know that doctors or that hospitals can vary in the quality of care they provide? If today’s ongoing health care debate on Capitol Hill has taught…

Vast Majority of Americans Say Democracy is in Crisis or Serious Trouble

August 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Vast Majority of Americans Say Democracy is in Crisis or Serious Trouble

But Most Also Believe Ordinary People Have a Lot of Influence “If Enough People Get Involved” New York City – Public Agenda – the nonpartisan research and public engagement organization – today released findings from a nationally representative survey of Americans showing that the vast majority across all political affiliations…

It’s About Trust: How Pediatricians Can Screen Children for Social Factors

June 24, 2019 | Comments Off on It’s About Trust: How Pediatricians Can Screen Children for Social Factors

Low-income parents are willing to discuss with pediatricians the social and economic concerns that impact their children’s health, but fear being reported to child welfare agencies. NEW YORK, NY – Pediatricians seeking to address the social and economic concerns that can affect the health of their young patients must first build…

New Report Highlights Motivations of Adults Thinking of Going to College and the Challenges They Face

May 31, 2019 | Comments Off on New Report Highlights Motivations of Adults Thinking of Going to College and the Challenges They Face

Findings from Public Agenda emphasize need for a variety of higher education resources and guidance for growing group of college students. New York City – People with a college degree earn substantially more than those with only a high school diploma. But millions of American adults have no education beyond…

NYC Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development and a Diverse Panel of Experts Tackle Housing Affordability During Brooklyn Policy Breakfast

May 15, 2019 | Comments Off on NYC Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development and a Diverse Panel of Experts Tackle Housing Affordability During Brooklyn Policy Breakfast

Alyssa Katz, Deputy Editor at The City; Alejandra Nasser Director of Leadership Development Programs at Flatbush Tenant Coalition, WNYC’s Kai Wright, Host and managing editor of The Stakes joined Deputy Mayor for Housing Vicki Been to discuss NYC’s housing challenges and practical solutions. BROOKLYN, NY — On May 14, Public…

A Day on the Beach: Creating Community Through Research

July 24, 2019 Comments Off on A Day on the Beach: Creating Community Through Research

Only 150 years ago, Jamaica Bay was a prime estuary, where freshwater and saltwater meet, making the lagoon a biodiverse location that provided an optimal environment for the organisms that live in and around the Bay. “There were a lot more wetlands and a really open and dynamic connection to…

Geo-Locating Protest: The Changing Role of Tech in Social Movements

April 16, 2019 Comments Off on Geo-Locating Protest: The Changing Role of Tech in Social Movements

A story from Rewiring Democracy New from Public Agenda, Rewiring Democracy: Subconscious Technologies, Conscious Engagement and the Future of Politics, explores how the latest technological trends may reshape our democracy, our politics, and our daily lives. In a series of blog posts, we are sharing some of the stories from the…

Can We Handle The Truth? Trying To Re-establish A Working Infrastructure For News (Part II)

April 3, 2019 Comments Off on Can We Handle The Truth? Trying To Re-establish A Working Infrastructure For News (Part II)

A story from Rewiring Democracy New from Public Agenda, Rewiring Democracy: Subconscious Technologies, Conscious Engagement and the Future of Politics , explores how the latest technological trends may reshape our democracy, our politics, and our daily lives. In a series of blog posts, we are sharing some of the stories from the…

Can We Handle The Truth? Trying To Re-Establish A Working Infrastructure For News (Part I)

March 20, 2019 Comments Off on Can We Handle The Truth? Trying To Re-Establish A Working Infrastructure For News (Part I)

In this first installment of the Rewiring Democracy series, we take a look at the challenges facing journalism, including decreasing trust in reporters as truth tellers, and the financial instability faced by media organizations.

AI, Blockchain, VR, And The Complicated Future Of Democracy

February 25, 2019 Comments Off on AI, Blockchain, VR, And The Complicated Future Of Democracy

All kinds of changes, many of them driven by technology, affect how we live, work, vote, interact, and get information. Too often, the people working to strengthen democracy have been caught flat-footed by the pace of new trends and innovations. All kinds of changes, many of them driven by technology,…

5 Tips For Handling Difficult Holiday Conversations

December 21, 2018 Comments Off on 5 Tips For Handling Difficult Holiday Conversations

The holiday season can be filled with lots of joy and laughter, but there are times when seeing some of your closest family and friends can be hard to handle — especially when there are differing opinions on touchy topics. The holiday season can be filled with lots of joy…

Cities Of Service Launches Second Annual Engaged Cities Award

November 26, 2018 Comments Off on Cities Of Service Launches Second Annual Engaged Cities Award

Apply for the Cities of Service Engaged Cities Award! Cities of Service, a nonprofit organization that helps mayors build stronger cities by changing the way local government and citizens work together, launched the application process for its second annual Engaged Cities Award. The international award program recognizes cities that have actively…

Reconciling Principle With Pragmatism

November 22, 2018 Comments Off on Reconciling Principle With Pragmatism

Balancing Priorities and Context in our Criminal Justice System Tune in to any news show and odds are you’ll hear about yet another intractable political issue. There may be a couple of angry quotes flashing across the screen, or perhaps, a conversation between politicians yelling for their side. The newscaster…

Time To Learn

November 9, 2018 Comments Off on Time To Learn

Making time for teachers to learn can lead to increased opportunities for kids My older son is a second-grade student at our neighborhood elementary school in Chicago. Next year, his younger brother will turn old enough to follow him through the doors of the same old, worn-out looking, brick building.…

What Rural America Can Teach US About Civil Society

October 23, 2018 Comments Off on What Rural America Can Teach US About Civil Society

Civil society is rooted in actions, not words. When one thinks about “community engagement” or “public participation” the image is often of a neighborhood meeting, or a public hearing. Implicitly, the background setting is a town or city. I’m glad to highlight analysis by Allen Smart and Betsey Russell about What…

 

 

Americans are ready for more meaningful democracy (Jefferson Center, Monday, August 26th, 2019)

The case for using polling data more regularly (The Grade, Wednesday, August 7th, 2019)

3 Provider Communication Strategies for Creating Patient Trust (Patient Engagement HIT, Tuesday, August 6th, 2019)

Patient Trust, Relationships Key in Pediatric SDOH Screenings (Patient Engagement HIT, Monday, August 5th, 2019)

Pediatric social determinants screening (Drivers of Health, Monday, August 5th, 2019)

Screening For Social Needs: What Do Parents Think? (Health Affairs, Tuesday, July 30th, 2019)

Residents Test Their Knowledge At Jamaica Bay Jeopardy (Canarsie Courier, Tuesday, July 30th, 2019)

Parents Talk About Social Needs Screening:Identify Trust as a Major Issue (Georgetown University Center for Children and Families , Wednesday, July 24th, 2019)

President Issues Executive Order Calling for Health Care Price Transparency (Society for Human Resource Management, Wednesday, June 26th, 2019)

Democrats' views on charters diverge by race as 2020 elections loom (Brookings, Tuesday, May 21st, 2019)

Quick Fix - Housing Affordability Panel (Politico, Tuesday, May 14th, 2019)

The Week Ahead in New York Politics, May 13 (Gotham Gazette, Monday, May 13th, 2019)

Price transparency is key to a functional health-care market (The Hill, Wednesday, April 17th, 2019)

New Visions: Subconscious tech vs conscious engagement; benefit apps that talk back; Zuck's conversion; and more. (Civic Hall, Thursday, March 7th, 2019)

A human rights approach to the health implications of food and nutrition insecurity (Thrive Global, Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019)

A human rights approach to the health implications of food and nutrition insecurity (Thrive Global, Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019)

Why are so many college students returning home? (GreatSchools.org, Wednesday, January 9th, 2019)

How providers, patients could benefit from CMS' newly instated price transparency rule (Fierce Healthcare, Friday, January 4th, 2019)

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