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Great New Resource on Health Equity April 25, 2011

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Health equity is the hot new topic of interest – it is one of the four top goals of HHS’ Healthy People 2020. However many groups approach this critical topic with limited vision. Not so the article entitled “Building a Regional Health Equity Movement: The grantmaking model of a local health department” (click for full article HERE).

This fascinating article describes the work of the Boston Public Health Commission’s Office of Health Equity and Social Justice. They take a broad social determinants approach to reduce racial and ethnic inequities that is based on overtly addressing racism, building local coalitions, community engagement for those most affected by the issues, moving from social services to social change  and focusing on policy change.

Seeing is believing – read the article and let me know what you think by clicking on Add a Comment above. Thanks

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Look at what’s in this month’s APA Monitor April 12, 2011

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I was very pleased to see that the April 2011 issue of the American Psychological Association Monitor (their trade news magazine that goes to all ….. members) featured  an article entitled “Bringing Communities Together”  which looks at my coalition and community building work. Often when you talk to reporters you are not too sure what will emerge. In this case Kirsten Weir did a great job in taking a long rambling interview and consolidating it into a brief engaging story. Take a look and let me know what you think….


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The Reviews Are Starting to Come In April 4, 2011

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When you have a book published like The Power of Collaborative Solutions it is so hard to know what people actually think of it . So it is fun when the reviews finally start to come in.  I am pleased to be able to share with you some of the new reviews of my book that have been emerging in recent issues of professional journals:

Bill Berkowitz in the January 2011 issue of The National Civic Review

“Tom Wolff’s The Power of Collaborative Solutions does in fact give us something different and new, in two major respects; one in its practical teaching, the other in its specific content. Both are distinctive, making this book well worth the attention of any community or civic affairs leader”

For full review:HERE

Adrienne Paine Andrews in the January 2010 issue of the Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice  www.gjcpp.org

“Tom Wolff provides a passionate and convincing case for using collaborative approaches to address our most intractable community problems. He offers personal reflection, case studies and tools based on his extensive experience to help us move toward more effective, sustainable, and collaborative solutions.”

Full review HERE

Brad Olsen in the April 2011 Issue of The Community Psychologist

“The book is filled with tips, theoretical orientations, and practical tools. One regularly encounters sections of the text and says, “Yes, I’ll have to try that in my next dialogue with X organization. That could be useful.

Full Review HERE


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