Community health advocates are people or groups of people who band together in order to take a position on a specific area of healthcare and then they try to influence public and or private beliefs on that area the advocates are centrally located or have common belief about specific areas of healthcare. Advocacy efforts in legislatures administrative agencies court and the media this valuable text will be of interest to public and urban health workers social workers community organizers and legislators who represent communities in need. Community health advocacy is a reflection on the role of different issues in relation with an empowering view of public health to conceptualise the subject the authors define terms as community needs action grassroots or empowerment they try to explain the actions of all social agents that are or can be involved in health advocacy. We encourage community wide participation in heart disease prevention education detection and lifestyle changes that can improve the cardiovascular health status of all communitiesthis includes those with a majority of african americans residents who remain at higher risk for heart disease and stroke when compared to white americans. J epidemiol community health 2006 jun 606 458 463 doi 101136 jech2004023044 pmcid pmc2563937
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