Welcome to the Health Advocacy Database at Miami University, which is a collection of electronic materials made by professionals who advocate for human health and well being. Our Public Service Announcements seek to improve the personal, social, and ecological determinants of health and life quality through communication and advocacy.
Health advocacy advances the promotion of health through an empowerment model. Empowerment is a process of gaining mastery and power over oneself and one’s community to produce change (Lord & Hutchison, 1993), including the potential to communicate that change through oral language, written language, and body language (Ubbes, 2014) in national and international contexts. Please click on the National or International tabs at the top of this page to view our materials based on Healthy People 2020 in the United States or the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations, respectively.