The Future of Community Coalition Building
- Thomas Wolff
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The future holds great promise for community coalitions as powerful interventions for community change. Community change is envisioned as: working with whole communities; increasing grassroots and civic engagement; promoting diversity, collaboration and, advocacy; increasing roles for professional technical assistance and evaluation; future changes in the role of government; and the building of healthy communities. Examples of these dimensions follow, as contributed by activists from a wide range of fields.
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- Kurland, J., & Zeder, J. (2001). Coalition building: The promise of government. American Journal of Community Psychology, 29(2), 285–292.
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- The Boston Foundation. (1994). New social contract: To make our city whole. Boston Persistent Poverty Project, The Boston Foundation.
- The Future of Community Coalition Building
American Journal of Community Psychology
Volume 29, Issue 2 , pp 263-268
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- Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
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- coalition building
- healthy communities
- grassroots engagement
- technical assistance
- Thomas Wolff (1)
- Author Affiliations
- 1. AHEC/Community Partners, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Amherst, Massachusetts