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  • Writer's pictureHayley Studer

achi Becomes Newest Member of The Root Cause Coalition

Toledo, OH – Holistic care management company, achi, LLC (achi), drives positive change in people’s lives and reduces overall costs by addressing social determinants of health. Through various community partnerships, achi works with businesses to equip them to educate the people they serve and connect them with resources in the community to improve their lives from the ground up, while positively impacting a business’s bottom-line.

“The Root Cause Coalition is pleased to welcome achi into our membership”, said Barbara Petee, Executive Director of The Root Cause Coalition. “Without alignment and commitment from all sectors, including the private business sector, it will be impossible to achieve health equity. We applaud the efforts of achi to help organizations across the country address social determinants of health, and we look forward to working with achi to advance our shared goals.”

“One of the keys to addressing social determinants of health is cross-sector collaboration,” says Hayley Studer, Founder and CEO of achi. “The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the social and health inequities across our communities. The Root Cause Coalition does an incredible job of bringing together diverse entities to creatively work toward common solutions to address social determinants of health issues. Being able to share best practices and learn from what other organizations have done in their communities is invaluable to the membership. As a private-sector business, it also allows us to share a slightly different perspective with the rest of the members and key stakeholders.”

According to Studer, “Only through creative solutions and partnerships can achi’s mission of ‘changing lives, transforming healthcare’ be reached. Membership in The Root Cause Coalition and its resulting resources allows achi to better educate health systems, educational institutions and corporations to invest in their people and drive successful, sustainable outcomes, while ultimately reducing costs. The advocacy arm of The Root Cause Coalition also gives members a platform to share data and advocate for true payment policy and other healthcare reforms, which is ultimately needed for a sustainable healthcare system in the future.”


About achi

achi is a holistic care management company that lowers overall expenses by actively engaging people and connecting them to organizations to address the social determinants of health. Through innovative partnerships, cross-sector collaboration, and creative solutions, we equip organizations across multiple industries to educate the people they serve and connect them with resources to improve their lives from the ground up. By partnering with health systems, educational institutions and corporations, achi empowers lasting transformation in individual lives— resulting in an overall healthier population and data to transform our healthcare payment models. To learn more about achi and its mission, visit

About The Root Cause Coalition

Established in 2015, The Root Cause Coalition is a national non-profit, member-driven organization comprised of more than 70 leading health systems, hospital associations, foundations, businesses, national and community nonprofits, health insurers, academic institutions and policy centers. The Coalition works to achieve health equity through cross-sector collaboration in advocacy, education and research. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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