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Advocacy and SDOH: A Conversation on Health Disparities 1/26 11 am


The Community Engaged Care Program invites students, faculty, and staff at all UTHSC campuses to join us on Tuesday, January 26 at 11 am for a discussion about SDOH and advocacy with Thomas Dorney, Director of The Root Cause Coalition and leader of the Washington office’s advocacy efforts. Established in 2015, The Root Cause Coalition is a nonprofit, member-driven organization comprised of more than 75 leading health systems, hospital associations, foundations, businesses, national and community nonprofits, health insurers, academic institutions (including UTHSC), and policy centers. The Coalition works to achieve health equity through cross-sector collaboration in advocacy, education, and research. In his prior role, Tom served as Senior Policy Advisor to Congressman John Lewis. He advised on all health matters in Rep. Lewis’ work as Chairman of the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, and developed legislation and initiatives focused on HIV/AIDS providers, kidney and cardiac health, and the Medicare Shared Savings Program. In this session, he will discuss how healthcare providers can become involved in advocacy efforts to achieve health equity.

This virtual event hosted via Zoom will count toward the Social Determinants of Health Certificate (visit https://www.uthsc.edu/sace/qep/sdoh-certificate.php for more information). RSVP via Engage for Zoom information: https://uthsc.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6645282.