This issue must relate in some way to gender and health or LGBTQA health. Using this topic, you will formulate a clear and concise discussion of the issue, data, and recommendations. Issue briefs are useful documents in policy and in programming to communicate issues with policymakers or with specific stakeholders. Keep that audience in mind as you write to be the most effective. The more visually interesting your issue brief is, the more effective it will be, so feel free to get creative! Writing an Issue Brief The issue brief is a short, written document that: States the issue for consideration Indicates a recommendation for action Provides supporting information relevant to the issue and recommendation Lists references for the supporting information and other resources as necessary Provides your contact information To be effective, the length of an issue brief should be no more than two pages (front and back of one sheet of paper). That is why they are sometimes referred to as one-pagers. If the issue brief is to be used among members of an organization, the information presented in the issue brief should be consistent with and reflect any organizational policy or agenda. The information presented in an issue brief can be assembled by using the information used in the development of an organizations advocacy agenda. The Framework of an Issue Brief Issue State the issue for consideration. Briefly state what is important to you in the context of a current public policy issue and the relevance of the issue to your intended audience (it may help to decide who your audience specifically might be before you write this assignment). Recommendation State the action you seek in connection with the stated issue. The recommendation may indicate the continuation, elimination, or amending of the issue. Current Laws, Policies or Best Practices List any current law or regulatory frameworks or best practices relevant to the issue Background Provide supporting information relevant to the issue and recommendation: List any organizational policy that supports or is relevant to the issue. List the actions you employ or activities in which you engage that demonstrate the importance of that issue to you. List the current evidence base that supports your actions or activities or suggests that these actions or activities lead to a given outcome. List the evidence base used to establish the laws or regulatory framework listed above.