National Summit

What: 3rd Annual National Summit on the Social Determinants of Heath

When: October 8-9th, 2018

Where: Sheraton, New Orleans, Louisiana 

Increasingly, it is critical to understand the clear associations between social determinants and poor health status among children, adults and seniors. Factors such as food insecurity, lack of safe and affordable housing, quality education, transportation, and isolation have a significant impact on individual health and the collective health of our nation. The cost to healthcare, businesses and communities is in the billions. The human toll is incalculable.

The Root Cause Coalition, a non-profit member organization established to better and collectively address the social determinants of health is proud to be hosting the Third Annual Summit on the Social Determinants of Health on October 8-9, 2018 in New Orleans. The 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, offer community connections and resources and engage in the crucial discussion of how to best address the social determinants of health.

Learn More and Register for the 3rd Annual National Summit Here

Interested in presenting at the National Summit? 

The Root Cause Coalition is seeking proposals for presentations at our Third Annual National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health on October 8-9, 2018 in New OrleansLouisiana. We invite you to consider submitting a presentation for this Summit that address the “how” versus the “why”, relative to addressing a broad range of health inequities and social determinants. Past participants have expressed a keen interest and desire to learn more directly how others are addressing social determinants, successful initiatives, how challenges have been identified and overcome, best practices, necessary partnerships and more. We encourage any organizations, partnerships or individuals doing work in this space to submit a proposal, and have a strong interest in receiving proposals from physicians, advanced practice providers and researchers.

Applications can be downloaded HERE Please send completed applications to on or before February 15, 2018.


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