Mission leaders are uniquely positioned to hear the voices of those in vulnerable populations and then passionately advocate on their behalf. They engage community and system leaders in dialogue to ensure strategy, decisions, policies and budgets demonstrate a tangible commitment to justice, solidarity and right relationship. They also are intricately involved in setting advocacy priorities and collaborating with stakeholders to meet the demonstrated needs of the community. This advocacy encompasses the needs of patients, residents, families and associates, as well as the wider community. Mission leaders encourage all associates and community leaders to follow the Gospel values demonstrated in the example of Jesus Christ, with a preferential option for those who are marginalized and affected by poverty, and a special focus on ending systemic racism and injustice that lead to health disparities and inequities.