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Membership Benefits

The Root Cause Coalition (TRCC) is a non-profit, member-driven organization comprised of leading health systems, hospital associations, foundations, businesses, national and community non-profits, health insurers, academic institutions, local governments, faith-based organizations, and policy centers. Our common goal is to realize health equity as the birthright of every American.

Members of The Root Cause Coalition work alongside national leaders in the effort to address the social drivers of health, and engage in the ongoing development of relevant, effective strategies to reduce health inequity and diminish their harmful effects in communities across the nation. They have access to ongoing networking opportunities and participate in research studies that identify best practices, as well as education sessions, webinars, and local and national conferences that add context to current research on the social drivers of health.

We also provide opportunities to advocate for policies that support community benefit and the prevention of poor health outcomes associated with the social drivers of health.

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Membership Levels

The Root Cause Coalition offers membership levels dependent on the type and size of organization, as well as an individual membership option. All members have access to an online member community, member directory and discussion forums to foster cross-sector collaboration and sharing of best practices.

Organizational Membership

Every organization in The Root Cause Coalition holds a seat on TRCC’s Advisory Council that develops strategic planning, and council members have the opportunity to serve on the TRCC Board. In addition, every TRCC member holds at least one 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.

All organizations receive at least one complimentary admission to the annual National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health.

Individual Membership

The Root Cause Coalition also offers individual memberships. Individual members may also hold one seat on each TRCC committee: advocacy, education and research. They may sit on as many committees as they would like and receive one vote per committee.

Individual members receive discounted registration to the annual National Summit on the Social Drivers of Health.​

Engagement Opportunities

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There are many benefits to becoming a member of The Root Cause Coalition, as either an organization or individual member. Engagement opportunities include:

  • Complimentary registration to the National Summit, including an opportunity to submit a proposal to present a breakout session or poster demonstration
  • Join the TRCC Speakers Bureau and participate in leadership and issue roundtable discussions
  • Be a guest on The Root of the Issue podcast; a weekly podcast lifting up the work of individuals and their organizations, and explores their inspiration to dedicate their time and champion health equity.
  • Share one of your programs or products on an education webinar
  • Hill meetings for members on specific social determinants of health (SDOH) issues/legislation.
  • Access to our Equity Legislation Monitor (ELM)
  • Sign-on letters on specific health equity issues, legislation and activities open to members and outside organizations.
    Interface with the White House on current administration health equity priorities.
  • Member Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill
  • "Come to the Table" Summits held in conjunction with the USDA.
  • Weekly newsletter providing timely information on SDOH issues, Coalition activity, member updates and advocacy updates.
  • Participation in committees on Advocacy, Education and Research for members to hear updates on Coalition activities, bring ideas forward for discussion and action, and share their work.
  • Advisory Council for Partner level members that interfaces with the Board of Trustees annually on strategic planning and meets quarterly on key issues.
  • Consumer and field research on myriad topics relevant to key areas of priority used in a variety of ways with members, public, community organizations, Congress and the administration.
  • Trends, Attitudes and Perspectives Report and annual summary of research activity.
  • Webinars with members of Congress on relevant SDOH issues.
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