National Summit

National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health

The Root Cause Coalition is proud to be hosting the Fifth National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health held virtually on October 5-7, 2020. The robust agenda of this event will bring together representatives from healthcare, community and faith based organizations, researchers, government leaders, educators and businesses to share best practices, offer community connections and resources and engage in the crucial discussion of how to best address the social determinants of health. Please click here to register!

At last year’s Summit we were joined by more than 650 attendees representing a wide variety of professionals, all of whom are committed to learning and sharing real world interventions to address social determinants of health and health inequities. The Summit is an unrivaled opportunity to share best practices, engage in professional networking and learn about proven interventions that address the social factors that weigh so heavily on health outcomes.

Our RFP process for the 2020 National Summit is closed and all submission decisions were sent out on Monday, April 13th. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

COVID 19 Update

June 29, 2020 — 2020 has been nothing like what any of us could have predicted or expected. The COVID-19 global pandemic has created much uncertainty for travel and events, and is likely to continue to do so in the coming months. With developing information and further predictions from public health professionals, it became clear that an in-person National Summit would not be the best option for the health and safety of all participants. With this in mind, and after careful consideration of all available options, the Coalition’s 2020 National Summit will be moving to a fully virtual format, which will be held October 5-7, 2020 between 1-4:30pm EDT each day.

Although we will miss seeing everyone in Kansas City, we are excited to embrace a virtual format to continue to bring together representatives from healthcare, community and faith-based organizations, researchers, government leaders, educators and businesses to share best practices, offer community connections and resources and engage in crucial discussions around the social determinants of health. The importance of addressing the social determinants of health and working toward health equity in our country has emerged even more clearly than ever during the COVID-19 crisis.  We hope you will join us and look forward to this virtual event.

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