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

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Established in 2015, the Root Cause Coalition is a non-profit, member-driven organization comprised of 55 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.

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  • New Research Collaboration Yields Insights into Food Insecurity among Medicaid Beneficiaries

    October 09, 2018

    WASHINGTON, DC —While Medicaid recipients express similar desires for their health as non-recipients, they are having a more difficult time achieving those outcomes, reporting far higher food insecurity, more health problems and greater stress about their food decisions than the general population. For the first time in the 13-year history of the International Food InformationRead More > >

  • Presenter Spotlight: 2018 National Summit

    September 14, 2018

    Andrea Chen Executive Director, Propeller Our Presenter Spotlight Series highlights the dozens of leaders in the movement to build health equity who will present their ideas at the 2018 National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health in New Orleans, LA. Register now to reserve your place at the Summit! Andrea Chen is the Co-Founder and ExecutiveRead More > >

  • Presenter Spotlight: 2018 National Summit

    September 07, 2018

    Heidi Margulis Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Humana Our Presenter Spotlight Series highlights the dozens of leaders in the movement to build health equity who will present their ideas at the 2018 National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health in New Orleans, LA. Register now to reserve your place at the Summit! Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Heidi Margulis leadsRead More > >

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