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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- 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)
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- 1. AHEC/Community Partners, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Amherst, Massachusetts