American Journal of Community Psychology

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 263–268 | Cite as

The Future of Community Coalition Building

  • Thomas Wolff
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Abstract

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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