Ruth Ann Norton Speaks on “Addressing Climate Change with Energy-Efficient and Resilient Housing.”
The Coalition champions the development and implementation of policies that address the social determinants of health, lower healthcare costs and improve health outcomes
Check out our new Equity Legislation Monitor by clicking here!
Lifting our voice in common cause.
The Root Cause Coalition brings a unique voice when engaging with leaders and lawmakers. Unlike the countless competing viewpoints fighting to be heard by elected officials, TRCC’s strength lies in a diverse membership that serves communities and individuals across several points along the care continuum. No one interest comes before our common goal of reconstructing a healthcare system that addresses the social determinants of health to achieve health equity.
To achieve this goal, TRCC as outlined an 8-Point Call to Action to Achieve by 2025. Our advocacy committee is deeply involved in developing TRCC’s policy agenda and selecting existing efforts for formal support.
Come to the Table Regional Summits
Come to the Table: Ending Hunger in America by 2030, held at The Carter Center on January 19, 2023 and hosted by The Root Cause Coalition and ProMedica in partnership with the USDA, was the first in a series of regional summits designed to bring together critically important local perspectives and elevate the voices of the community in discussing hunger as a health issue. Those who came to the table in Atlanta included individuals, organziations, and policy makers – all with deep roots in the Southeastern United States. These conversations, to be held throughout 2023 and early 2024 and in locations across the country, build on the momentum generated during and from the historic White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in Washington, DC in September 2022. For a recap of this event, click here.
TRCC Launches Equity Legislation Monitor
The Coalition is excited to announce our new Equity Legislation Monitor (ELM), a tool developed by the Coalition's Board, Advocacy Committee and Staff to identify priority issues affecting health disparities, and relevant legislation that address them. TRCC will use the ELM to continuously provide relevant information on key equity and SDoH issues throughout the year. This tool will be updated with research, news and legislation, released in real-time, providing resources and information on seven priority areas: digital equity; diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; environment and climate change; housing; maternal health; nutrition and food security; and payment models. Click here to explore the ELM now!