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

    September 18, 2019

    Kelly Bruno, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Health Foundation Our Presenter Spotlight Series highlights the dozens of leaders in the movement to build health equity who will present their ideas at the 2019 National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health in San Diego, Calif. Register now to reserve your place at the Summit. AddressingRead More > >

  • Turning Theory Into Action: Service to End Senior Hunger

    September 16, 2019

    The AARP Foundation Meal Pack Challenge is a day of service where local volunteers come together to pack 1 million nutritious meals for seniors experiencing hunger. For the last 5 years, over 3,000 members of the Washington, D.C. community have gathered on the National Mall to join in the foundation’s mission to help end seniorRead More > >

  • Presenter Spotlight: 2019 National Summit

    September 13, 2019

    Danielle Price,  Director,  Community Health Engagement, University Hospitals Our Presenter Spotlight Series highlights the dozens of leaders in the movement to build health equity who will present their ideas at the 2019 National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health in San Diego, Calif. Register now to reserve your place at the Summit! Ohio is one ofRead More > >

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