American Journal of Community Psychology

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 263–268

The Future of Community Coalition Building

  • Thomas Wolff

DOI: 10.1023/A:1010330730421

Cite this article as:
Wolff, T. Am J Community Psychol (2001) 29: 263. doi:10.1023/A:1010330730421


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.

coalition building healthy communities grassroots engagement collaboration advocacy technical assistance 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Wolff
    • 1
  1. 1.AHEC/Community PartnersUniversity of Massachusetts Medical SchoolAmherst

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