You are invited to help your group, organization, or community join a national deliberation project about possible directions in healthcare costs. This is a special opportunity to help forum participants be heard in a national report that will be prepared by the Kettering Foundation and Public Agenda, and presented to policymakers in May 2016.
For a limited time, the issue guide titled Health Care: How Can We Reduce Costs and Still Get the Care We Need? is available as a FREE download to use at your forums. Companion materials include: a moderator's guide (free download), a post-forum questionnaire (free download), a preview of a video overview of the issue (watch online for free), and a full length DVD video overview of the issue (order for $6.00 plus shipping).
Please join this national effort by planning to hold at least one forum; posting your forum information in the Events section of the National Issues Forums (NIF) website; and having each forum participant complete a post-forum questionnaire and then return all questionnaires to the address provided.
Public Agenda is encouraging conveners and moderators to audiotape or videotape their forums (a cell phone recording would be fine) if possible, and to send the recordings to Public Agenda. A transcript will be made and a copy returned to the forum conveners. No participants or exact locations will be named in information derived from recordings. Conveners are encouraged to hold forums prior to March 2016, and to return questionnaires (free to download here) by May 2016. For questions about this project, or about recording or reporting on forums, contact Chloe Rinehart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-686-6610, extension 143.
Thank you for your interest in helping people deliberate about this important issue.