Topic Pediatrics A well-written advocacy letter is a powerful tool that should focus attention on a health issue that you are passionate about. Your letter can focus attention on a health concern in your community, support/oppose the legislation, highlight a program in need of funding, etc., that directly affects the vulnerable population you have selected. Advocacy letters are written to political leaders, elected officials, heads of corporations, newspapers, funding sources; grassroots organizations, academic heads, etc.The letter must be written clearly and state what action you propose and why.In a succinct manner, provide background information to assist the reader to understand your position. The reader will be looking for both the facts and the humanity of what is at stake and why you are advocating for this group and topic.Who do you plan to send this advocacy letter to (person, people, agency select one receiver and describe why you selected this person/people/agency, etc.Statement of issues and data to support advocacy position you have taken. The issue is relevant, timely and urgent (how do you define urgency?) as supported by the data you have chosen to share.Data presented support advocacy need in your opinion (subjective) -The proposed action to be taken is clearly stated. -The steps (including necessary funding) are outlined so one may gauge feasibility of proposed action.Benefits to society (community, individuals, etc.) of your proposed plan of action (how will this move in the direction of improvement).How do the Mercy and Jesuit traditions (minimum of 4 addressed) align with your proposed action?