Recent Events

At The Root Cause Coalition, we strive to provide our Members, and the broader healthcare community, with access to information and opportunities to engage with like-minded organizations in our collective efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities that we serve. Below are a few of our recent events – including access to presentations and other useful documents. Stay informed about our most recent events and the latest research by joining our mailing list.

  • The Root Cause Coalition 2017 Webinar Series- February

    February 23, 2017

    Senior Isolation and Loneliness Webinar- February 2017 #TRCCWebSeries!

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    Social isolation and loneliness, especially among seniors, can have a significant impact on an individual's health. By creating and cultivating social support networks, we can improve the health and quality of life for older adults. Join The Root Cause Coalition for the 2nd installment of our 2017 Webinar Series as we discuss the effects of isolation and loneliness on seniors, and the actions we can take to address these social determinants of health. #TRCCWebSeries

    • Date: February 23, 2017
    • Time: 1pm – 2pm EST
    • Speakers: E.A Casey, Program Manager, AARP Foundation Isolation Impact Area. Additional speakers will be announced soon.
    • Focus: Senior Isolation and Loneliness 

  • The Root Cause Coalition 2017 Webinar Series- January

    January 30, 2017

    Advocacy Webinar- January 2017 #TRCCWebSeries!

    With a new Administration and a new Congress, we expect to see big policy changes around healthcare and federal assistance programs. For our first webinar in the 2017 series, join the Root Cause Coalition as we talk about what is ahead and how we can come together to make the most impact.

    • Date: January 30, 2017
    • Time: 1pm-2pm EST
    • Speakers: Rachelle Wenger, Director of Public Policy and Community Advocacy, Dignity Health and Advocacy Subcommittee Chair, The Root Cause Coalition and Jason Gromley, Vice President of Operations, The Root Cause Coalition
    • Focus: 2017 Advocacy Priorities

    Click here to view the slide deck.

     

  • The Root Cause Coalition’s First Annual National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health

    December 05, 2016 - December 06, 2016

    The Root Cause Coalition's First Annual National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health 



    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.

  • Western Regional Summit “Diagnosis: Hunger” in partnership with The Alliance to End Hunger

    September 14, 2016

    The Root Cause Coalition thanks our partners The Alliance to End Hunger and Loma Linda University Health, all of our speakers, and those who joined us at West Coast Diagnosis: Hunger summit on September 14, 2016 in Loma Linda, CA.

    There are clear associations between food insecurity and poor health status among children, adults and seniors, and our goal is to ensure this topic is better understood and made a priority across the healthcare industry. While the human toll from hunger remains incalculable, one estimate puts related healthcare costs nationwide at a staggering $130.5 billion per year.

    Representatives from healthcare organizations, faith-based groups, the education community, and government institutes gathered to share best practices, offer community connections and resources, and advocate for food insecure individuals and families in the region and across the nation.

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    For questions, please contact Monique Brigham, The Root Cause Coalition at 202-266-2615 or at mbrigham@rootcausecoalition.org

  • Webinar: “Collaboration Is Key: Addressing Hunger as a Health Issue” – In partnership with the Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) and the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

    April 20, 2016

    On April 20, our Executive Director and Director of Operations, Barb Petee and Jason Gromley, joined with representatives from the Food and Nutrition Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture to present a webinar entitled, “Collaboration Is Key: Addressing Hunger as a Health Issue.” In the hour long session, presenters addressed the need for collaborative approaches to hunger in communities across the country, programs available to those most in need and operational solutions being implemented in the clinical setting—from screening for food insecurity to food pharmacies—to address the most basic nutritional needs of patients.

    Download the presentation slides.

  • Northeast Regional Hunger Summit in partnership with The Alliance to End Hunger

    April 04, 2016

    Nearly 150 individuals representing healthcare organizations, faith-based groups, the education community, and government institutes met in New York City on April 4 to discuss hunger as a health issue. Keynote speakers Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-2); Administrator Audrey Rowe, USDA; and Ken Anderson, DO, MS, CPE, American Hospital Association; Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President of AARP Foundation, and Randy Oostra, President and CEO, ProMedica, joined others to share best practices, connect with other leaders and advocate for food insecure individuals and families in the region and across the nation.

    View the agenda and download the presentations from our speakers.

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  • Executive Director Barbara Petee Gives Testimony On Healthy Food Incentives To House Agriculture Subcommittee On Nutrition

    February 03, 2016

    On Feb. 3, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition held a hearing to review incentive programs aimed at increasing low-income families’ purchasing power for fruits and vegetables. Members heard from a variety of witnesses, including Executive Director of The Root Cause Coalition Barbara Petee, on how incentive programs are increasing the consumption of healthier foods, along with the challenges and opportunities for these programs moving forward. Barbara’s testimony focused on the importance of framing hunger as a public health issue and urged the committee to address this growing problem. You can read Barbara’s full written testimony here and view the entire hearing below.