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Not Just Fun and Games: Sustainably Engaging Communities and Building Resilience

December 22, 2020 Comments Off on Not Just Fun and Games: Sustainably Engaging Communities and Building Resilience

“A game that engages residents around environmental resilience, infrastructure projects and the ecology of Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn.”  “What is Jamaica Bay Jeopardy, Alex?”  Public Agenda and the Science and…

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New Trust Research Featured on ABIM Foundation Blog

December 8, 2020 Comments Off on New Trust Research Featured on ABIM Foundation Blog

Director of Research David Schleifer and Senior Research Associate Rebecca Silliman shared findings from our recent report on building trust between people with Medicaid and primary care doctors on the…

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Building Blocks to Support Youth Leadership in Nevada

December 7, 2020 Comments Off on Building Blocks to Support Youth Leadership in Nevada

In addition to being the leaders of tomorrow, young people can be catalytic leaders for today. This capacity has become increasingly evident in the past few years, as youth leaders…

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Op-Ed in The Fulcrum Shows Ways to Rebuild Democracy

December 3, 2020 Comments Off on Op-Ed in The Fulcrum Shows Ways to Rebuild Democracy

Public Agenda’s Vice President of Public Engagement Matt Leighninger and Associate Director for National Engagement Programs Quixada Moore-Vissing wrote an op-ed in The Fulcrum, discussing the key ways to emerge…

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Claiming One’s Seat: 65 Years After Rosa Parks

December 1, 2020 Comments Off on Claiming One’s Seat: 65 Years After Rosa Parks

As I reflect on this tumultuous year, I am focused on the diverse coalition that participated in a resistance movement led by Black young adults in response to the police…

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Activating the network to fight COVID-19 in Pennsylvania

November 23, 2020 Comments Off on Activating the network to fight COVID-19 in Pennsylvania

The coronavirus pandemic has posed huge challenges for many organizations, including nonprofits, grassroots groups, community organizing initiatives, and government agencies. When the crisis hit earlier this year, organizations that relied on face-to-face relationships to engage their constituents, or even to work together within the office, suddenly had to adapt.

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New “Healthier Democracies” initiative will bring learning about democratic innovation to the U.S.

November 19, 2020 Comments Off on New “Healthier Democracies” initiative will bring learning about democratic innovation to the U.S.

Public Agenda, a non-partisan research and public engagement organization based in New York City, has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for “Healthier Democracies,” an initiative that…

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Hidden Common Ground featured on the Democracy Works podcast

November 16, 2020 Comments Off on Hidden Common Ground featured on the Democracy Works podcast

Will Friedman, president of Public Agenda, was interviewed by the podcast about our Hidden Common Ground initiative in an episode released November 16.

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Transition at Public Agenda

November 10, 2020 Comments Off on Transition at Public Agenda

This January marks my tenth year as president of Public Agenda, an organization I’ve had the privilege of serving and growing with for a quarter of a century. Along that journey, Public Agenda has offered me countless opportunities, and I’m deeply grateful for them all. 

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Can Health Councils Plan for a Culture of Health in New Mexico?

November 4, 2020 Comments Off on Can Health Councils Plan for a Culture of Health in New Mexico?

As COVID-19 swept across the country, one of the hardest hit areas were the lands of the Navajo Nation and nearby Native American communities in Northwestern New Mexico. Throughout the…

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