American Journal of Community Psychology

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 263-268

First online:

The Future of Community Coalition Building

  • Thomas WolffAffiliated withAHEC/Community Partners, University of Massachusetts Medical School

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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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