Coalition Building


Coalition Building

Coalitions are alliances built to address certain issues or pursue tangible goals. Community Psychologists study the ways in which community-based coalitions are formed as well as characteristics of successful coalitions that can be replicated.

Making Higher Education More Accessible in Rural Hawai’i

Posted in: Coalition Building, Education, Rural Communities | Tags:
Education Centers in rural communities can serve a vital role as “access points” to higher education.

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The Southeast Equine Research and Education Partnership

Posted in: Coalition Building, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Rural Communities, Sense of Community | Tags:
The Southeast Equine Research and Education Partnership (SEREP) is an interdisciplinary, interinstitutional, community-university collaborative. The long-term goal is to build on the organically grown local equine ecosystem to bring community, economic, and workforce development to a rural region in the southeastern United States.

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Put a Positive Spin on Your Social Media

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Social media represents a growing portion of social movements, with the possibility to quickly and easily reach large groups of people on a global scale. Understanding how to engage and activate one’s online audience holds substantial implications for those looking to advocate for social justice.

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Building Skills with the Community Tool Box

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People – locally and globally – can change and improve conditions that affect their lives. How? We can become more effective by learning and applying community-building skills. The Community Tool Box ™ is a website that provides practical guidance, tips, tools, and how-to-do-it information on a wide variety of community skills. It is intended to […]

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 What’s New with the Community Tool Box?

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Many readers are by now familiar with the  Community Tool Box ™, a website that provides practical guidance and how-to-do-it information on a wide variety of community-building topics.  With over 300 self-contained instructional sections and over 7000 pages of text, the Tool Box is presently the largest single source of information on community health and […]

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Sustaining Evidence-Based Prevention Interventions and Community Coalitions

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What is left after the funding ends, staff leave, and programming decreases?  Can we build coalitions that survive and even thrive after the research study?  The answer is a resounding “yes!” We provide some key elements of sustainable coalition building.

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Competencies for Community Psychology Practice

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After the 2011 Biennial, the Community Psychology Practice Council and the Council of Education Programs appointed a task group focused on defining practice competencies for the field. These competencies were developed with the intent to communicate the nature and contributions of community psychology practice to prospective students and psychological colleagues, and to articulate for prospective employers the […]

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The Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) - Community Psychology, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association - serves many different disciplines that focus on community research and action. Our members are committed to promoting health and empowerment and to preventing problems in communities, groups, and individuals. Visit us at