The Citizenism Project
A citizen journey to make a more perfect union for all Americans
Many Americans are feeling alienated from the political system.
The Citizenism Project's goal is to empower citizens to make democracy function better.
We envision an active, well-informed citizenry engaged in a thriving American democracy that facilitates an opportunity for all Americans to flourish.
We actively engage fellow citizens of all ages, in multiple settings in a non-partisan equitable manner through the introduction of a framework for deliberation, live as well as digital events, a citizen toolbox, civic resources and crowdsourcing activity by individuals and groups to promote the best in democratic life locally and nationally.
Here are 3 ways to take action right now
Founder & Framer
Become an active participant in setting the journey. Be part of choosing and organizing events.
The Pillars of The Citizen Project
The Citizenism Project contains a number of interconnected programs and areas of focus that will be made public over the next few years.
Take Part in The Citizenism Project to Re-Claim the Role of the Citizen in the Political Ecosystem
Upcoming Online Events to Introduce The Citizenism Project
The Institute for Salutogensis
The Institute for Salutogenesis is dedicated to offering a new approach to health that emphasizes flourishing and well-being. Our salutogenic model views health on a spectrum, and we encourage individuals and communities to focus on their inherent capacity to achieve optimal health. Our programs are designed to cultivate resilience and help individuals reach their full potential. We believe in a comprehensive approach to health that addresses the body, mind, and soul.
Our work is informed by a belief in the democratic ideal that all citizens should have the opportunity to participate fully in public life. We are pioneering a new approach called The First 1000 Days of Life, which is focused on supporting individuals from pregnancy to early childhood. Our goal is to test the idea that interventions designed in partnership with citizens can lead to better outcomes for individuals and communities.
Introduction to The Opioid Epidemic Case Presentation
The Opioid Epidemic Case Presentation provides a framework for an action-oriented collaborative process that addresses the complexity of the challenges associated with the opioid epidemic
Join Us at the Health of the Nation Event To Be Scheduled
Health of the Nation is an event that examines and celebrates the improvement of the Health of the Nation. We develop "salutogenic" indicators, ways to measure health, thriving, and flourishing of the individual, the community, and the nation.
Webinars: Featured Deliberation Formats
The Citizen Brief
A citizen-focused document, the Citizen Brief presents relevant social and political information to support social and political engagement. A complete Citizen Brief provides a vision for an issue, reframes the problem, provides data, and discusses the various issues and proposals available.
The Case Presentation
The Medical Case presentation process encourages citizens to engage in a healthy action-oriented collaborative process that addresses the complexity of the social and political challenges confronting our nation.
The Citizen Commission
The Citizen Commission offers a dynamic, interactive, collaborative process that engages our fellow citizens to address the cultural, social, political challenges confronting us as individuals, members of our community and citizens of the nation and the world. It provides a structure for citizens to collaborate, identify, analyze, develop, implement and monitor a solution-based “treatment plan” for our challenges.
The Citizen Brief (Blog)
Psychological insight about our politics
George Washington’s Farewell Message to the American People