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Community Conversation on Health, 2014

Almost 300 uninsured and underserved citizens helped the Health Care Foundation and United Way set goals for the next decade.

MacNeil/Lehrer Productions “By the People,” 2004-2007

Four nationwide day-of-deliberation events of about 100 persons each, co-sponsored locally with KCPT Public Television.

Original discussion guides

Consensus has developed guides for clients such as the Johnson County Library, Mid-Continent Public Library and Science Inc. Examples: A Living Wage: Making the Economy...

Washington County Cooperative Library Services, 2008

The 14-library cooperative considered new models for delivering services. Public meetings showed what tradeoffs local residents would accept.

Libraries Together in Scott County, Iowa, 2005

The ten-month study included public forums on changes in library services that local residents would and wouldn’t support.

Creating Community Solutions – KC

Is part of a national effort to bring mental illness out of the shadows and develop innovative, community-based solutions.