Essay on Advocacy Letter
January 14, 2012
Dear Dr. Thomas A. Farley, Commissioner, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,
My name is Mei Chew and I am a Nursing student at LaGuardia Community College. I am currently taking Community Health course whereby we have an assignment to look into the health issues in our neighborhood. In examining the Community Health Profiles, Second Edition-2006, from New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, I noticed one major concern in my neighborhood that I would like to offer suggestions on.
As we know, New York City is made up of 42 different neighborhoods. Since I reside in Flushing, Queens, the community I belong to is North Queens. According …show more content…
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