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Committee Information

Membership Benefit: Committee Representation

Every organization in The Root Cause Coalition holds a seat on each TRCC committee: advocacy, education and research. Organizations may have as many representatives on committees as they would like, but each organization receives one vote.

At the partner level, organizations also hold a seat on TRCC’s advisory council that develops strategic planning, and council members have the opportunity to serve on the TRCC board.

All organizations receive admissions to the annual National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health.

Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee focuses on congressional and executive brand engagement. Examples include:

  • Letters to the White House and other government agencies
  • Letters of support for legislation
  • Meetings with congressional staff and agency officials

Additional activities and events include:

  • Equity Legislation Monitor (ELM)
  • Discussion groups on relevant topics, including gun violence prevention, climate resilience, Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS), etc.
  • "Come to the Table" Regional Events
  • White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health
  • Advocacy Day

Advisory Council

On the Advisory Council, members advise and provide feedback to the Board of Directors on the Coalition's strategy and goals. One seat is given per organization and the member is invited to join an in-person board meeting at the National Summit dedicated to strategic planning.

The Advisory Council meets virtually every quarter.

Education Committee

The Education Committee focuses on learning opportunities for our members. Examples include:

  • National Summit, giving members an opportunity to share about your organization's work, achievements, and lessons learned
  • Webinar series, including TRCC year-long research project, climate pulse survey, and maternal health.
  • Roundtable discussions

Research Committee

The Research Committee focuses on the following year-long activities:

  • Health equity research using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods, exploring gaps and best practices in the continuum of care
  • Ongoing bi-monthly consumer insights on a multitude of SDOH topics and deep-dives into specific issues
  • Food is Medicine integration opportunities
  • Member research showcase opportunities in newsletters
  • Member-driven research topics and data
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