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Americans Want More Constructive Politics, Believe Politicians And Social Media Benefit From Divisiveness While The Public Loses

December 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Americans Want More Constructive Politics, Believe Politicians And Social Media Benefit From Divisiveness While The Public Loses

New research from the inaugural Public Agenda/USA TODAY/Ipsos Hidden Common GroundTM survey reveals a significant number of Republicans and Democrats would consider crossing party lines for a more unifying candidate

5 Tips For Handling Difficult Holiday Conversations

November 27, 2019 | 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.

Survey Results on New Yorkers’ Views on Health Care Quality Information

November 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Survey Results on New Yorkers’ Views on Health Care Quality Information
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  By NYSHealth Achieving greater transparency in health care quality can ensure that New Yorkers have information that is public, accessible, and actionable. Better health care quality information can steer people toward higher-quality providers, improve health outcomes for patients, and reduce costs for consumers, providers, purchasers, and payers alike. Yet…

Major Research, Journalism and Public Engagement Initiative to Focus on Common Ground Solutions During Election Season

November 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Major Research, Journalism and Public Engagement Initiative to Focus on Common Ground Solutions During Election Season

First phase of Public Agenda/USA Today’s Election-Year Hidden Common Ground Initiative™ to explore America’s collaborative divide and how it can be bridged   New York City – A self-defeating narrative is taking hold in America of a people who are so profoundly divided that we cannot possibly understand each other, let…

New York State Residents Call for Government to Monitor Quality of Doctors and Hospitals

November 7, 2019 | Comments Off on New York State Residents Call for Government to Monitor Quality of Doctors and Hospitals

New report finds New York State residents worry about health care quality, and want state government to hold providers accountable New York City – New York State residents think the state government should monitor doctors’ and hospitals’ quality; provide information about the quality of doctors’ and hospitals’ care; and hold…

Sounder Public Judgment Initiative Brings Fresh Thinking to a Fundamental Challenge Facing Democracy

October 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Sounder Public Judgment Initiative Brings Fresh Thinking to a Fundamental Challenge Facing Democracy

A new series of Working Papers from Public Agenda offers insights into how to help the public come to terms with tough issues in today’s world New York, NY — Public Agenda, the nonpartisan research and public engagement organization, is releasing a series of papers on the challenge of fostering…

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 Water: Creating Community Through Research

July 24, 2019 | Comments Off on A Day on the Water: 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…

Americans Want More Constructive Politics, Believe Politicians And Social Media Benefit From Divisiveness While The Public Loses

December 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Americans Want More Constructive Politics, Believe Politicians And Social Media Benefit From Divisiveness While The Public Loses

New research from the inaugural Public Agenda/USA TODAY/Ipsos Hidden Common GroundTM survey reveals a significant number of Republicans and Democrats would consider crossing party lines for a more unifying candidate

Major Research, Journalism and Public Engagement Initiative to Focus on Common Ground Solutions During Election Season

November 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Major Research, Journalism and Public Engagement Initiative to Focus on Common Ground Solutions During Election Season

First phase of Public Agenda/USA Today’s Election-Year Hidden Common Ground Initiative™ to explore America’s collaborative divide and how it can be bridged   New York City – A self-defeating narrative is taking hold in America of a people who are so profoundly divided that we cannot possibly understand each other, let…

New York State Residents Call for Government to Monitor Quality of Doctors and Hospitals

November 7, 2019 | Comments Off on New York State Residents Call for Government to Monitor Quality of Doctors and Hospitals

New report finds New York State residents worry about health care quality, and want state government to hold providers accountable New York City – New York State residents think the state government should monitor doctors’ and hospitals’ quality; provide information about the quality of doctors’ and hospitals’ care; and hold…

Sounder Public Judgment Initiative Brings Fresh Thinking to a Fundamental Challenge Facing Democracy

October 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Sounder Public Judgment Initiative Brings Fresh Thinking to a Fundamental Challenge Facing Democracy

A new series of Working Papers from Public Agenda offers insights into how to help the public come to terms with tough issues in today’s world New York, NY — Public Agenda, the nonpartisan research and public engagement organization, is releasing a series of papers on the challenge of fostering…

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…

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…

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

May 31, 2018 | 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…

Community Partnerships For Community College Student Success

March 1, 2017 Comments Off on Community Partnerships For Community College Student Success

Leaders realize that without deep, durable community partnerships, their colleges are unlikely to meet their student success goals. When thinking of those who can make a difference for community college students striving to gain the knowledge and credentials they seek, the usual suspects come to mind — faculty, staff and…

What Discussing Polarizing Topics Like Inequality Exposes

February 23, 2017 Comments Off on What Discussing Polarizing Topics Like Inequality Exposes

Polarization is about more than simply holding differing or even opposing views. These days, it is also associated with how people with a certain view are, by choice or circumstance, increasingly isolated from those who think differently. After a divisive election season we continue to see stark evidence of polarization…

Good Governance Through Better Engagement Strategy

February 15, 2017 Comments Off on Good Governance Through Better Engagement Strategy

“We’re in a time when government and citizens need to engage each other in new ways to produce solutions to the issues we face,” said one participant, Cheryl Graeve. Traditional forms of public engagement need an overhaul. We’ve seen how the deficits of town hall meetings and poor modes of…

In Divisive Times, Americans See Eye To Eye On Inequality And Opportunity

February 9, 2017 Comments Off on In Divisive Times, Americans See Eye To Eye On Inequality And Opportunity

In a series of focus groups, Public Agenda spent the past year talking with folks about the economy, their opportunities, how they view inequality and the changes they think the nation needs to help themselves and others achieve the American Dream. In these contentious political and social times, there is…

Deliberative + Direct = Better Democracy?

February 7, 2017 Comments Off on Deliberative + Direct = Better Democracy?

Could a combination of direct and deliberative democracy better meet the (rightful) demand of the people to have a greater say in the decisions that affect them? Following the Brexit vote in mid-2016, many U.K. voters who elected to exit the European Union expressed remorse at their decision. Immediately following…

Setting Equity Goals For Digital Tools In New York City

January 31, 2017 Comments Off on Setting Equity Goals For Digital Tools In New York City

There is a spirit of innovation inherent to PB. New York City is home to some of the longest-running participatory budgeting (PB) sites. It’s expanded to 31 council districts in 2015-16 from four in 2011-12. Experimentation with digital tools like online project idea submission, project mapping and a remote voting…

Understanding Immigration

January 26, 2017 Comments Off on Understanding Immigration

Whether you view yesterday’s executive orders as positive or negative, the fact remains that immigration is complicated. In a series of executive orders, President Donald Trump yesterday initiated sweeping changes to the country’s immigration policy. Immigration experts and legislators on both sides of the aisle have long argued our immigration laws…

What Online Ballots Did For Inclusion In Participatory Budgeting: San Francisco

January 24, 2017 Comments Off on What Online Ballots Did For Inclusion In Participatory Budgeting: San Francisco

In District 7, online voting is indispensable for achieving PB goals. Nearly every voter in San Francisco’s District 7 participatory budgeting (PB) process cast their vote online last year. In fact, in-person voting was limited to just 45 of 1,504 ballots. Online voting is becoming more and more common in…

Finding Common Ground Across The “Two Americas”

January 19, 2017 Comments Off on Finding Common Ground Across The “Two Americas”

Part of our monthly “Progress Report” newsletter. To receive the latest email updates from Public Agenda, click here. Post-election, we’ve heard a lot about the economic woes and anxieties of rural Americans, often in a manner that contrasts these viewpoints with urban residents. Based on our latest research, such framing creates an…

Six Lessons For The New Administration About Higher Education

January 19, 2017 Comments Off on Six Lessons For The New Administration About Higher Education

Awareness about issues facing our higher education system is high, sparking an active public dialogue about the role and responsibility of higher ed in society. The new Secretary of Education will start their job at a dynamic moment for higher education. The “traditional college experience” is disappearing as more and…

Op-Ed: A Challenge to College Presidents (NJ Spotlight, Tuesday, November 19th, 2019)

Ethical College Admissions: Counseling vs. Coaching (Inside Higher Ed, Monday, November 11th, 2019)

USA TODAY NETWORK and Public Agenda to Explore the ‘Hidden Common Ground’ Among Citizens Leading to the 2020 Election (Yahoo!, Monday, November 11th, 2019)

Solving Higher Education’s Crisis Of Governance Means Changing How We Choose Governors (Forbes, Friday, November 15th, 2019)

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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