Strength in Numbers: A Guide to Building Community Coalitions

Community Catalyst


Community Catalyst is a national advocacy organization that builds consumer and community participation in the shaping of our health system to ensure quality, affordable health care for all. This guide was written to assist anyone interested in building community coalitions, including topics such as how to establish a strong and stable coalition foundation, how to enhance the coalition by developing a broad and diverse membership, and how to increase the effectiveness and lifespan of the coalition.


Vital Village is a network of residents and organizations committed to maximizing child, family, and community well-being. Vital Village is based at Boston Medical Center.  

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