TRCC 2024 Health Justice Award – Nomination Form

The Root Cause Coalition (TRCC) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2024 Health Justice Award that recognizes and honors organizations that have successfully implemented a program or intervention to reduce health disparities within the past three years. Courtesy of the gracious sponsorship of Aetna, a CVS Health company, the winner of the award will receive $25,000 and will be formally recognized at TRCC’s Annual National Summit on the Social Drivers of Health which will take place October 6-8, 2024 in Baltimore, MD.  The award will be presented on Monday, October 7.  

Four organizations will be selected as finalists, and one of those four will be selected as the Award recipient.

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

  • Organization’s work aligns with TRCC’s mission of collaborating across sectors to improve and achieve health equity for all.

  • Organization engaged members of the community as part of developing or implementing their work.

  • Organization’s work demonstrates success to change systems that negatively impact health outcomes relating to one or more social drivers of health.

  • Organization’s work specifically focuses on challenges/needs of groups most affected by health and disparities.

  • Organization has successfully implemented a program or intervention to reduce health disparities within the past three years.

  • The organization’s work must be primarily based in the United States.

Please be thorough in your responses to the questions and include all information that you believe is relevant for review of this nomination.  Self-nominations by organizations are encouraged!


The application for the award opens Monday, April 15, 2024.

To be considered for the award, applicants must complete the following form and submit it by 11:59 pm PT, Friday, May 31, 2024.

The winner will be contacted by TRCC on or before June 26, 2024 to ensure that they can make plans to attend the award ceremony at the National Summit on October 7, 2024.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Lori Bennett at

Thank you to Aetna, a CVS Health company, for sponsoring the 

2024 Health Justice Award!


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Health Justice Program Questions

Please select all social drivers of health that your program seeks to address.

Chronic Disease
Climate or Environmental
Community Development and Engagement
Criminal Justice or Incarceration
Digital Equity
Employment & Workforce Development
Family Support
Gender/Gender Identity
Healthy Aging
Infant and Maternal Health
Language and Literacy
Nutrition and Food Security
Population Health
Racial Disparities/Race
Rural Health
Payment Models
Socioeconomic Disparities (Income Inequality)
Women's Health
Other/not listed

Please select all that apply.

Indigenous/Tribal Areas

Please select all that apply.

Newborn - 2 years of age
2-5 years of age
5-18 years of age
18-35 years of age
35-55 years of age
55+ years of age

What program or intervention has your organization implemented to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities in your community? Please include information on all related social drivers of health and targeted populations.

What prompted or motivated your organization to implement this program or intervention and what were the goals of this effort?

What steps did your organization take to engage the community it intended to serve?

How did your program or intervention incorporate feedback, particularly from those most affected by health disparities?

What impact has your program or intervention had on targeted populations to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities? Please include all relevant research, data or evidence that illustrates this impact.

Letters of Recommendation

Please collect three letters of recommendation from outside your organization to support this nomination and compile them into one PDF file to upload here. PLEASE NOTE: The title of the document uploaded should include the first and last name of the individual submitting the application. E.g. 'John Smith - TRCC Letters of Rec.'

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