National Summit

What: Third Annual National Summit on the Social Determinants of Heath

When: October 7-9, 2018

Where: Sheraton, New Orleans, Louisiana

Register for the 2018 National Summit Here

It is increasingly critical to understand the clear associations between social determinants and poor health outcomes. Factors such as food insecurity, lack of safe and affordable housing, inadequate education, lack of access to transportation, and social isolation have a significant impact on individual health and the collective health of our nation. The cost to the health care sector, businesses and communities is in the billions. The human toll is incalculable.

The Root Cause Coalition, a non-profit, member-driven organization established to achieve health equity through cross-sector collaboration, is proud to host the Third Annual Summit on the Social Determinants of Health on October 7-9, 2018 in New Orleans. Our robust, three-day agenda will bring together representatives from health care, 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.

National Summit Student Scholarship Program

The Root Cause Coalition is proud to announce that it will help further the education of up to 30 current students by providing full scholarships to attend the 2018 National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health. The scholarship program will be open to current medical residents, as well as graduate or undergraduate students pursuing a degree, coursework or career in a field related to health equity or the social determinants of health. Priority will be given to students in the fields of Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Public Health and Health Policy. These future health care leaders will bring a student’s unique perspective to the wide range of viewpoints represented at our Summit. Each scholarship will cover all registration fees for the National Summit, three nights of lodging at the Sheraton New Orleans, and reimbursement of transportation costs up to $500. Submit your application today!

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