Our Mission

Reverse and end the systemic root causes of health inequities for individuals and communities through cross-sector partnerships.

What is health equity?

Health equity is health justice. Everyone deserves a fair and equal opportunity to live a long, healthy life. In America, the single most important factor in our overall health is our zip code. The decisive impact of the environments in which we live, work, learn and grow represents both an opportunity and a challenge for the health care community. The Root Cause Coalition believes that where we live should have no bearing on our eligibility to be healthy. We will achieve health equity only when we resolve the root causes of avoidable, chronic health conditions.

About us

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Established in 2015, the Root Cause Coalition is a non-profit, member-driven organization comprised of 74 leading health systems, hospital associations, foundations, businesses, national and community nonprofits, health insurers, academic institutions and policy centers. The Coalition works to achieve health equity through cross-sector collaboration in advocacy, education and research. In support of this mission, the Coalition seeks to uphold its four core values: Focusing on Community Change, Advancing Authentic Collaboration, Scaling Innovative Solutions, and Engaging and Learning from Communities.

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  • Presenter Spotlight: 2019 National Summit

    October 11, 2019

    Vincent Wong, Director of Community Services, City of Gastonia Our Presenter Spotlight Series highlights the dozens of leaders dedicated to achieving health equity who will present their ideas at the 2019 National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health in San Diego, Calif. on Oct. 20-22nd. In order to learn more about careers in theRead More > >

  • STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP SPOTLIGHT: 2019 NATIONAL SUMMIT

    October 07, 2019

    Katrina Dorse,  Community Outreach and Marketing Intern, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and Founder and Executive Director, Big Heart Fund In our mission to invest in the next generation of health equity leaders, this year we awarded 25 scholarships to students and working professionals so that they may attend the 2019 National Summit on the SocialRead More > >

  • PRESENTER SPOTLIGHT: 2019 NATIONAL SUMMIT

    October 03, 2019

    Esther Liew, Food for Change Health Partnerships Coordinator, Houston Food Bank Our Presenter Spotlight Series highlights the dozens of leaders dedicated to achieving health equity who will present their ideas at the 2019 National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health in San Diego, Calif. on Oct. 20-22nd. In order to learn more about careers inRead More > >

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