Our Mission

Reverse and end the systemic root causes of health inequities for individuals and communities through cross-sector partnerships.

What is health equity?

Health equity is health justice. Everyone deserves a fair and equal opportunity to live a long, healthy life. In America, the single most important factor in our overall health is our zip code. The decisive impact of the environments in which we live, work, learn and grow represents both an opportunity and a challenge for the health care community. The Root Cause Coalition believes that where we live should have no bearing on our eligibility to be healthy. We will achieve health equity only when we resolve the root causes of avoidable, chronic health conditions.

About us

Established in 2015, the Root Cause Coalition is a non-profit, member-driven organization comprised of 50 leading health systems, hospital associations, foundations, businesses, national and community nonprofits, health insurers, academic institutions and policy centers. The Coalition works to achieve health equity through cross-sector collaboration in advocacy, education and research. In support of this mission, the Coalition seeks to uphold its four core values: Focusing on Community Change, Advancing Authentic Collaboration, Scaling Innovative Solutions, and Engaging and Learning from Communities.

Founding Partners

Inaugural Partners

Partners

    Upcoming Events

  • How To: Implement and Sustain a Transition of Care Program

    July 11, 2018

    Join experts from Shade Tree Clinic, a free clinic run by Vanderbilt medical students serving high-risk and uninsured patients in the metro Nashville area, as they share successful transitions process from identification to follow-up, historical and contemporary barriers to implementation, and cross-disciplinary partnerships they have formed to address their patients’ multifaceted challenges.

  • National Summit on the Social Determinants of Heath

    October 08, 2018 - October 09, 2018

    The Root Cause Coalition is proud to host the Third Annual Summit on the Social Determinants of Health on October 8-9 in New Orleans. Our robust two-day agenda will bring together representatives from healthcare, the non-profit sector, the faith community, researchers, clinicians, government leaders, educators and businesses to share best practices, connect with local communities and engage in a crucial discussion of how to best address the social determinants of health. Register today.