What: The Root Cause Coalition’s First Annual Summit on the Social Determinants of Health
When: December 5-6, 2016 (a limited number of discounted pre-registration tickets are available)
Where: The Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL
Who: Healthcare leaders, clinicians, community groups, faith-based organizations, and anyone interested in engaging with thought leaders on dynamic approaches to addressing the social determinants of health.
There are clear associations between social determinants – like a lack of safe and affordable housing, food insecurity, quality education, transportation, economic opportunity, and isolation – and poor health status among children, adults, and seniors. The core goal of this first summit – and of The Root Cause Coalition more broadly – is to more fully engage the healthcare industry in the discussion of social determinants of health, and ultimately, in the development and implementation of data-driven, community-centered solutions to prevent long-term chronic health conditions in the populations that we serve.
Our robust two-day agenda will bring together representatives from healthcare, the faith community, researchers, clinicians, the non-profit sector, and government programs to share best practices, offer community connections and resources, and engage in the crucial discussion of addressing the social determinants of health.