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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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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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Can 2020 Teach Us How to Make Democracy Work Better?

November 2, 2020 Comments Off on Can 2020 Teach Us How to Make Democracy Work Better?

Beneath the endless and alarming headlines about divisive politics, racial injustice, surges of COVID-19, and a faltering economy, the crises and conflicts of 2020 have a deeper meaning. They illustrate…

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“Some of Us Have Never Been Silent”: Race, health and engagement in Southwest Georgia

October 21, 2020 Comments Off on “Some of Us Have Never Been Silent”: Race, health and engagement in Southwest Georgia

Bambie Hayes-Brown has always known three Georgias. “There was “Atlanta,” “Most of Georgia,” and then there was “Southwest Georgia,” she writes in the blog for her organization, Georgia ACT, a…

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Policing, Public Safety and Equity: Evidence and Insight for Better Policymaking

October 20, 2020 Comments Off on Policing, Public Safety and Equity: Evidence and Insight for Better Policymaking

In early October, Public Agenda partnered with the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues (EPI Center) and the International City/County Management Association…

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Strengthening our systems for engagement—and health—in Indiana

October 6, 2020 Comments Off on Strengthening our systems for engagement—and health—in Indiana

Our systems for engagement are failing to support effective decision-making and problem-solving, and trust between citizens and government is at an all-time low. This is partly because the legal framework…

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Trust + Research: The experience of BeHeard Mile High in amplifying the voices of African Americans in Colorado

September 22, 2020 Comments Off on Trust + Research: The experience of BeHeard Mile High in amplifying the voices of African Americans in Colorado

“You have to have the right people asking the questions,” said Eric Moore of the Center for African American Health (CAA Health). This is one of the central tenets of…

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Measuring the State of Engagement

August 27, 2020 Comments Off on Measuring the State of Engagement

Engagement matters. Strong, consistent connections between residents, robust relationships between people and public institutions, and positive attachments between citizens and the places they live are highly correlated with a range…

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Engagement in Challenging Times

July 22, 2020 Comments Off on Engagement in Challenging Times

In early June, Public Agenda began offering a series of digital engagement webinars to city agencies, non-profits, and partners working in public engagement in the time of COVID-19. Our goal…

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Text, Talk, Engage to Fight COVID-19

May 19, 2020 Comments Off on Text, Talk, Engage to Fight COVID-19

To meet the engagement challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, Public Agenda teamed up with Polis to build a two-pronged digital engagement strategy.

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