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Books & Articles

Christakis, N., Fowler, J. (2009). Connected.  New York: Little, Brown, and Company.  

Diener, E., Seligman, M. (2009). Beyond money.  In Diener, E. (Ed.), The science of well-being:  The collected works of Ed Diener.  New York: Springer.

Doherty, W. J., & Mendenhall, T. J. (2006). Citizen health care: A model for engaging patients, families, and communities as coproducers of health. Families, Systems, & Health, 24(3), 251.

Fifer, S. Sloan Fifer, S. (1994). 50 ways to help your community. New York: Doubleday.

Hancock, T. (1993). Health, human development and the community ecosystem: three ecological models. Health Promotion International, 8(1), 41-47

Haworth, J. T., Hart, G., (Eds).  (2007). Well-being. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Helliwell, J., Putnam, R. (2005).  The social context of well-being.  In Huppert, F., Baylis, N., Keverne, B.  (Eds.), The science of well-being.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Marmot, M. (2004). The status syndrome: How social standing affects our health and longevity. New York: Times Books.

Miller, W. D. (2011). Healthy homes and communities: Putting the pieces together. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 40(1), S48. 

Nelson, G., & Prilleltensky, I. (2005). Community psychology: In pursuit of liberation and well-being. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

O'Brien, M.S. (2002). Social capital and sense of community: The relationship of individual perceptions of community social dynamics and fear of crime. Dissertation Abstracts International.B.the Sciences and Engineering, 63(4-B), 2109.

Peat, F.D. (2005). Gentle action: Bringing creative change to a turbulent world. Pari, Italy: Pari Publishing.

Prilleltensky, I., & Prilleltensky, O. (2006). Promoting well-being: Linking personal, organizational, and community change. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Putnam, R. D. (2001). Bowling alone: The collapse and revival of American community. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Putnam, R. D., & Feldstein, L. (2004). Better together: Restoring the American community. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Rath, T., Harter, J. (2010). Wellbeing: The five essential elements. New York: Gallup Press.

Neighborhoods Task Force (SNTF) of Toronto.  (2004). Role of Community Infrastructure in Building Strong Neighborhoods.   Accessed April 14, 2013 at

Wiseman, J., Brasher, K. (2008). Community wellbeing in an unwell world: Trends, challenges, and possibilitiesJournal of Public Health Policy, 29, 353-366.

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