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By the People

By the People: America in the World, an initiative of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, aims to energize and enhance the national conversation on America's role in the world through a series of national and local broadcasts and events that demonstrate the relevance of foreign policy issues to local concerns. The project includes three national PBS specials, two cycles of local programming to be produced by PBS stations in cooperation with community organizations, national and local forums for civic dialogue, and an interactive web site. (continue)

R. Darling & Associates

Robert Darling is a graphic facilitator working throughout the country, especially the East Coast, Mid-Atlantic, and Florida. Robert works in many industries and disciplines: Arts, Entertainment, Community Development, Education, Financial Services, Government, Health Care, and more, and clients include the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Great Books Foundation, US Chamber of Commerce, Electronic Arts, MGTaylor Corporation, National Academy of Sciences, Air Force, Navy, and NASA. (continue)

Citizen Participation Partnership Project (CiPPP) Technical Report

Citizen participation is considered a key building block of primary care within our health care system. Community Health Centres (CHCs) are community-based health organizations which provide a range of health and social services through professional teams. CHCs are known for their emphasis on community care and citizen participation in decision making. Currently, regional health authorities (RHAs) across Canada are developing CHCs to address the health reform objectives of government. This study compared citizen participation in CHCs in eight Canadian provinces in relation to the characteristics of the communities served and the characteristics of the CHCs. (continue)

Community At Work

The authors of "Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making" offer a variety of courses on group facilitation skills, effective teams and consulting skills. Community At Work is also a consulting firm, specializing in group decision-making. (continue)

Citizens Health Care Working Group

Established by the US Congress in 2003, the Citizens Health Care Working Group is mandated to create a nationwide public debate about improving the health care system to provide every American with the ability to obtain quality, affordable health care coverage. Congress is expected to vote on the recommendations that result from the debate. The group is holding a series of small and large-scale public meetings throughout 2006 aimed at engaging the American public in establishing the values and priorities that must drive health care reform in 2008 and beyond. (continue)

Case Foundation

The Case Foundation's mission is to achieve sustainable solutions to complex social problems by investing in collaboration, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Today, the foundation is pursuing a number of initiatives, and is particularly focused on three strategies: Encouraging collaboration; Supporting successful leaders; and Fostering entrepreneurship in the nonprofit sector. The foundation is applying these strategies to meet the needs of underserved children and families; create thriving and sustainable economic development for communities; bridge cultural and religious divides; expand civic engagement and volunteerism; and accelerate innovative approaches to health care. (continue)

Day of Dialogue: A community conversation about alcohol

This dialogue guide introduces a model for discussing issues related to alcohol and alcohol-free housing. (continue)

Forums Institute Policy Forums

Over the past 10 years, the Forums Institute for Public Policy has developed Informed Contemplative Dialogue, a successful method of engaging stakeholders in not only talking about an issue, but also learning new perspectives and sharing information with others beyond the forum itself. Unlike most group gatherings whose goal is to support cohesive group effort, the goal of a Policy Forum using Informed Contemplative Dialogue is to provide participants what they need to think about an issue and to take action within their own sphere of influence. (continue)

Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration

Renegotiating Health Care presents pragmatic and effective tools for understanding conflict, negotiating differences, and creating a workable balance among those who deliver, receive, administer, and oversee health care. The authors present practical methods and techniques giving all the players the knowledge and skills they need to put their work in perspective and create workable solutions. (continue)

Jefferson Center

Since 1974, the Jefferson Center has conducted Citizen Juries at the local, state and national levels. In a Citizens Jury, a randomly selected, demographically representative panel of citizens, which serve as a microcosm of the public, meet to carefully examine an issue of public significance. At the end of their moderated hearings, the members present their recommendations to the public. The Citizens Jury process is a comprehensive tool that allows decision makers to hear thoughtful citizen input. Juries have addressed topics including national health care reform, budget priorities, environmental issues and local school district facility needs. (continue)