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Still Searching: How People Use Health Care Price Information in the United States

September 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Still Searching: How People Use Health Care Price Information in the United States

President Issues Executive Order Calling for Health Care Price Transparency (Society for Human Resource Management, Wednesday, June 26th, 2019) How providers, patients could benefit from CMS’ newly instated price transparency rule (Fierce Healthcare, Friday, January 4th, 2019) David Schleifer on what quality measures matter most to patients (Catalyst For Payment…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Exploring The Hidden Common Ground Among Americans

July 13, 2017 Comments Off on Exploring The Hidden Common Ground Among Americans

Part of our monthly “Progress Report” newsletter. To receive the latest email updates from Public Agenda, click here. This May, I told you about two intertwined themes that Public Agenda has been focusing on lately: Renewing Democracy and Reinventing Opportunity. We launched the Yankelovich Center for Public Judgment in 2015 with the former in mind. More…

Meaningful Community Engagement Is Like Exercise: Difficult, Emotional And Gratifying

July 6, 2017 Comments Off on Meaningful Community Engagement Is Like Exercise: Difficult, Emotional And Gratifying

Creating a space for productive interaction is part of developing connections that result in workable solutions. Last week while at a public meeting in a small town in northwestern Vermont, I witnessed a community sing-along break out. Parents, teachers, school board members, local elected officials and other community groups had…

Student Voices: Leaving College, Concerns About Going Back And What To Look For In The Future

June 1, 2017 Comments Off on Student Voices: Leaving College, Concerns About Going Back And What To Look For In The Future

We spoke with new traditional students to understand why they left college, what concerns they have about returning, and what they’re looking for in a school now.

Renewing Democracy And Reinventing Opportunity

May 23, 2017 Comments Off on Renewing Democracy And Reinventing Opportunity

Part of our monthly “Progress Report” newsletter. To receive the latest email updates from Public Agenda, click here. At Public Agenda, we are focusing a lot of our energy these days on two intertwined themes that we call Renewing Democracy and Reinventing Opportunity. The first focuses on creating the conditions for wiser…

Let’s Talk Numbers: Americans Want Price Transparency And Cost Conversations

May 17, 2017 Comments Off on Let’s Talk Numbers: Americans Want Price Transparency And Cost Conversations

Despite recent efforts to make prices more transparent, a gap remains between the information people need and what’s available. Originally published on health.oliverwyman.com (May 17, 2017)   When looking for a new apartment recently, I narrowed my choices to those that were in my current neighborhood and had a lot of windows.…

 

 

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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