National Summit

Please mark your calendar to attend The Root Cause Coalition’s Second Annual National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health on October 9-10th, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville, Kentucky. 


The Root Cause Coalition’s Second Annual Summit on the Social Determinants of Health
When: October 9-10, 2017
Where: The Hyatt Regency, Louisville, KY

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 Second Annual Summit on the Social Determinants of Health this October 9 & 10 in Louisville.  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.

FAQs – we have included answers to many of our most frequently asked questions below, and will continue to keep this section updated with additional event information as it becomes available. If you have a question that is not addressed below, please feel free to contact  The Root Cause Coalition’s Manager of Operations, Monique Brigham, at

Who should attend this summit?

Anyone interested in learning more about collaborative, data-driven solutions for addressing the long-term health effects caused by various social determinants of health.

What is a social determinant of health?

Social determinants of health have been defined as conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Social determinants include things like food security, housing, transportation, education, crime, pollution, and discrimination.

Where can I learn more about The Root Cause Coalition, social determinants, and the importance of healthcare and community engagement in collaborative solutions?

What does my registration fee include?

Registration fees include all conference materials, access to conference sessions and breakout discussions, attendance at our October 9th networking reception, and continental breakfast and lunch on October 9th and 10th.

What important registration dates should I keep in mind?

Early Bird Summit Registration ($149/person) Ends: May 1, 2017 ( or when event capacity is reached)

Regular Summit Registration ($199/person): Ends: September 18, 2017 (or when event capacity is reached)

Late Registration Availability ($249/person): Beginning September 19, 2017 or sooner if event capacity has been reached, we will open a standby list for those who have not yet purchased a ticket. We will offer late-registration tickets if/when space becomes available.

Cancellation, Refund, and Transfer Policy

Should you need to cancel your registration for any reason – the deadline to do so is 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 22, 2017. If cancellations are not received by this time, you will be held financially responsible for any and all existing conference fees. Written notifications are accepted via email and fax. Cancellation requests via voicemail are not accepted.

Cancellations made by the deadline of 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 22, 2017: If payment has been submitted, you will receive a refund for the amount paid; however, please note that a $50.00 processing fee will be deducted.

Cancellations made after the deadline will not be issued a refund. You may request a conference refund by writing to The Root Cause Coalition at or via fax at (202)266-2629.

Please include the following information:

  • Email subject line/fax reference line: 2017 National Summit Registration Cancellation Request
  • Full name and contact information of the registrant(phone number and email address)
  • Reason for cancellation (Please indicate if you are a presenter or representative of a Coalition Partner)

Registration Transfers:  Should you not be able to attend the event, we will allow you to transfer your registration to a different individual, prior to the cancellation deadline of 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 22, 2017. Transfer requests will only be accepted in written form via email or fax. Transfer requests via voicemail are not accepted. Please include the following information in the transfer request:

  • Email subject line/ fax reference line:  2017 National Summit Registration Transfer Request
  • Full Contact Information of the registrant ( Name, phone number, and email address)
  • Name, Title, Organization, Phone, and email address of the person you wish to transfer registration

What if I need additional accommodations to attend and participate in this summit?

The Root Cause Coalition welcomes all participants. Please contact our Manager of Operations, Monique Brigham, at or 202-266-2635 to discuss specific disability accommodations needed to participate fully in this event.

When does the summit begin?

The program will begin around 8:00am on Monday, October 9, 2017. Registration will be open on  the evening of Sunday,  October 8, 2017 for people who arrive to the Summit early.

When does the summit end?

The summit will conclude around 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Still have a question? Please contact The Root Cause Coalition at 202-266-2615 or

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