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Public Thinking about Coping with the Cost of Health Care (NIF Report)

This 42-page Public Agenda Report, written by John Doble, Jared Bosk, and Samantha DuPont, and prepared for the Kettering Foundation, presents outcomes of the 2008 National Issues Forums (NIF) where participants used the issue book titled Coping with the Cost of Health Care: How Do We Pay for What We Need? in deliberative public forums around the country.  Find more details & order info on the NIF website. (continue)

Public Thinking about Economic Security: How Should We Take Charge of Our Future? (NIF Report)

This report analyzes the results of a series of citizen discussions about economic security that took place between September 2010 and April 2011 in 33 states and Washington, DC. Over 1,000 individuals from a wide range of backgrounds participated in these discussions sponsored by the National Issues Forums (NIF). The discussions were framed by an NIF issue guide entitled, Economic Security: How Should We Take Charge of Our Future? Forum participants explored three options for addressing the issue of economic security.  Find more details and […] (continue)

Americans Deliberate on Alcohol Abuse (NIF Report)

This 2001 report assembled by Paul Werth Associates is based on an analysis of what happened at nearly 62 of the many thousands of National Issues Forums that took place amongst diverse groups of people who came together and deliberated about issues related to alcohol abuse. Find more details & order info on the NIF website. More about National Issues Forums and their Reports on the Issues… The National Issues Forums (NIF) network includes civic, educational, and other organizations, and individuals, whose common interest is to promote public deliberation in America. NIF […] (continue)

Nebraskans Weigh in on Essential Educational Opportunities for All Students

This 2004 case study by the Public Agenda examines the organization’s work with the Nebraska State Board of Education and the Nebraska Department of Education, where it helped to design and implement a public engagement process to address the issue of how to define the “essential education” for all students. Public Agenda conducted focus groups and helped selected districts facilitate discussion forums with more than 370 parents, students, educators (teachers, principals and superintendents) and members of the general public. Resource Link: www.publicagenda.org/pages/nebraskans-weigh-in (continue)

Public Engagement Pilot Project on Pandemic Influenza (PEPPPI)

In one of the most exemplary recent US government efforts to engage the public around an urgent issue, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) convened a series of public consultations on pandemic flu in the last quarter of 2005. The purpose of the Public Engagement Pilot Project on Pandemic Influenza (PEPPPI) was to inform decision-makers about the public's priorities for the use of pandemic influenza vaccine during a period of anticipated shortage. This information is intended to lead to a sounder, more supportable decision and to demonstrate that citizens can be productively engaged in informing vaccine related policy decisions thereby leading to more public engagement in the future. (continue)