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The Root Cause Coalition newsletter is published monthly to provide updates on our work in addressing the social determinants of health with specific emphasis on hunger as a public health issue, and our work on improving the health status of individuals and communities. You can access our past newsletters below and click here to join our mailing list.

  • Coalition Targets Root Causes of Health Disparities

    February 16, 2017

    MiraMed Blog, February 15, 2017, Neda Ryan

  • What Makes a Healthy Life? A wrap-up of the First National Summit on Social Determinants of Health

    February 09, 2017

    Hospitals and Health Networks, February 9, 2017, Laurie Larson

  • ‘No One Should Go Hungry’: How the Root Cause Coalition is Working to Change Healthcare’s Priorities

    December 21, 2016

    Becker’s Hospital Review, December 19, 2016, Brian Zimmerman

  • AHA CEO Rick Pollack: How to Redefine the Hospital for the Future

    December 19, 2016

    Becker’s Hospital Review, December 16, 2016, Emily Rappleye

  • Surgeon General: Entire Community Needs to Tackle Social Factors of Health

    December 15, 2016

    Modern Healthcare, December 6, 2016, Steven Ross Johnson

  • Urban League CEO Morial: Social, Economic Equity are ‘Inextricably Linked’ to Health

    December 15, 2016

    Hospitals and Health Networks, December 14, 2016, Laurie Larson

  • Addressing Social Determinants of Health: 3 Considerations from US Surgeon General

    December 15, 2016

    Becker’s Hospital Review, December 08, 2016, Tamara Rosin

  • 4 Essential Considerations When Addressing Social Determinants of Health

    December 15, 2016

    Becker’s Hospital Review, December 07, 2016, Tamara Rosin

  • Surgeon General Pledges Support to Root Cause Coalition

    December 09, 2016

    Hospitals and Health Networks December 9, 2016, Laurie Larson

  • AHA President: Hospitals Anchor the Changing World of Health Care

    December 09, 2016

    Hospitals and Health Networks December 8, 2016, Laurie Larson

  • Digging Into the Roots of Health Disparities

    December 09, 2016

    Hospitals and Health Networks December 7, 2016, Laurie Larson  

  • Fall 2016 E-Newsletter

    November 11, 2016

    It’s been a full year since The Root Cause Coalition was established, and in the last 12 months we’ve made incredible strides in advancing our mission to address the social determinants of health and more broadly engage the healthcare industry in helping individuals meet their most basic needs. Hunger, housing, transportation, isolation, education, and soRead More > >

  • September 2016 Newsletter

    September 30, 2016

    As we feel the snap of autumn in the air, we know that the sting of winter is not far behind. The change of seasons brings to mind the challenges so many in our communities will face as they struggle to heat their homes as days grow cold, keep lights on as daylight fades andRead More > >

  • August 2016 Newsletter

    September 06, 2016

    The Root Cause Coalition’s Inaugural Summit is just a few months away, and if the fall progresses as quickly as the summer, December will be upon us in a blink. Don’t let the opportunity to participate in this event slip away! Scheduled for December 5 & 6 in Chicago, with an agenda that brings togetherRead More > >

  • July 2016 Newsletter

    July 27, 2016

    In the last speech of his life, John Gardner, former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare for the Johnson Administration wrote: “I keep running into highly capable people all over this country who literally never give a thought to the well-being of their community. And I keep wondering, who gave them permission to standRead More > >

  • June 2016 Newsletter

    June 29, 2016

    With summer in full swing, I know that most aren’t thinking about December. But at The Root Cause Coalition, December – actually December 5th & 6th to be exact – marks the date of our Inaugural Summit on the Social Determinants of Health at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. With an agenda rich withRead More > >

  • MAY 2016 Newsletter

    May 31, 2016

    As we begin the summer months it is my hope that this message finds you well and able to enjoy time in the coming days and weeks to relax, and spend time with friends and family. We all need a break, and even long weekends or a quiet afternoon can provide the recharge necessary. ButRead More > >

  • April 2016 Newsletter

    April 28, 2016

    In keeping with the Root Cause Coalition’s mission to address social determinants of health through research, education and advocacy, I am pleased to annouce that we are planning a National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health in Chicago, Illinois, December 5 and 6, 2016. We’ve heard from our members and industry colleagues that theyRead More > >

  • March 2016 Newsletter

    March 23, 2016

    In the five months since its establishment, the Root Cause Coalition has made tremendous progress in bringing the healthcare industry into discussions and action as to how we, as a nation, can best address the social determinants of health.   Since October of 2015, The Coalition has experienced steady growth in membership and is already widelyRead More > >

  • February 2016 Newsletter

    February 06, 2016

    If not us, who? If not now, when? These words have echoed through the ages and have been applied to issues ranging from working to achieve world peace, to establishing national policy and countless others between. Individuals and businesses alike use the words to personally and collectively inspire, motivate and achieve goals and better outcomes.Read More > >

  • January 2016 Newsletter

    January 16, 2016

    At The Root Cause Coalition, we’re committed to bringing awareness to the issue of hunger and food insecurity and how hunger is a health issue that we can eliminate. While the human toll from hunger remains incalculable. One estimate puts related healthcare costs nationwide at a staggering $130.5 billion this year. As an organization thatRead More > >

  • December 2015 Newsletter

    December 06, 2015

    I hope this message finds you well and that you’re able to pace yourself through this busy season that brings demands on both personal and professional time. It has certainly been a busy two months since The Root Cause Coalition launched in mid-October; but we are extremely grateful for the wide and sincere interest fromRead More > >

  • November 2015 Newsletter

    November 06, 2015

    Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to The Root Cause Coalition’s first monthly e-newsletter! As a colleague who shares a mutual interest and passion about addressing the most basic needs of all individuals, I am happy to announce the recent establishment of The Root Cause Coalition; an organization whose focus is to address hunger as a healthRead More > >