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Coping With the Cost of Health Care: How Do We Pay for What We Need? (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, Coping With the Cost of Health Care: How Do We Pay for What We Need? outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold […] (continue)

Examining Health Care: What’s the Public’s Prescription? (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, Examining Health Care: What’s the Public’s Prescription? outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. The U.S. spends more than any […] (continue)

The New Science of Food: Facing Up to Our Biotechnology Choices (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, The New Science of Food: Facing Up to Our Biotechnology Choices outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. The use […] (continue)

Alcohol: Controlling the Toxic Spill (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, Alcohol: Controlling the Toxic Spill outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. Excessive drinking creates countless personal disasters, including job […] (continue)

At Death’s Door: What Are the Choices? (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, At Death’s Door: What Are the Choices? outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. Medical technology has greatly extended American […] (continue)

Intentional Peer Support, an Alternative Approach

Intentional Peer Support was developed as a grassroots, dialogue-based approach to mental health/illness. It emerged out of a desire to create community-based alternatives to the mental health system, where peers encourage and support one another to make new meaning out of their experiences via the vehicle of healthy, mutual relationships. This approach has begun to inform not only grassroots groups of peers, but also many providers, community groups and schools; it’s really about building healthy communities. (continue)

Life and Death Decisions: Who Decides? (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, Life and Death Decisions: Who Decides? outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. Medical technology has greatly extended American lives. […] (continue)

The Health Care Crisis: Containing Costs, Expanding Coverage (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, The Health Care Crisis: Containing Costs, Expanding Coverage outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. Health care reform is one […] (continue)

The Battle Over Abortion: Seeking Common Ground in a Divided Nation (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, The Battle Over Abortion: Seeking Common Ground in a Divided Nation outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. In one […] (continue)

Addressing Mental Health Care: A Handbook for Discussion & Deliberation

This issue guide was created in 2007 by Kansas State University’s Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy (ICDD) in association with the National Association of Mental Illness (Kansas).  David Proctor, ICDD director, has made this issue guide available for anyone who is interested in using it to deliberate about mental illness and public policy. The 16-page guide, titled Addressing Mental Health Care: a handbook for discussion & deliberation, presents three possible approaches for deliberation: Approach One – Consumers Come First Supporters of this approach believe that privacy is paramount and that individuals should have […] (continue)

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