What is an advocacy letter and what is its purpose in public health policy? Your role as a health educator requires that you advocate for positive health. In that capacity, you might face challenges in communicating effectively for promoting changes that enforce positive health. Advocacy letters are an effective tool that health educators may use to influence public health policy. Advocacy letters provide important information or ask policy makers to support a piece of legislation. As a written form of communication, advocacy letters may even suggest that policy makers, legislators, or community leaders earmark funding for public health and health education programs.
For this Assignment, review the Advocacy Written Letter Template, Guidelines for Writing Advocacy Letters, and Example Advocacy Letters and Resources in this week’s resources. Reflect on the health topic that you selected for your health communication campaign. Consider how you might develop an advocacy letter to address your health topic and to whom you should send your advocacy letter.
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