The Families and Democracy and Citizen Health Care Project.

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This article describes and updates the work of the Families and Democracy and Citizen Health Care Project, which engages with community concerns in order to effect change on many system levels. The project draws on family therapy's tradition of interest in larger social issues and adds democratic public theory and community organizing strategies. Since 1999 we have developed 14 citizen initiatives with a wide range of groups on a diverse set of problem areas. We describe the overall project and several of its initiatives, we address research and evaluation issues, and we outline opportunities for marriage and family therapists to learn how to do this work in their own communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-402
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of marital and family therapy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2010


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