The PAN Foundation joins Root Cause Coalition to advance health equity

The PAN Foundation announced today its membership in the Root Cause Coalition, a national group of more than 90 organizations focused on health equity for every American.  

One of PAN’s key policy priorities in 2022 is to advocate for legislation that makes healthcare affordable and accessible to all, without discrimination.     

We are thrilled to join the Root Cause Coalition and support their mission to collaborate across sectors to achieve health equity.

PAN President and CEO Kevin L. Hagan.

“We see the challenges that patients face every day to access medical care and know that disparities persist because of systemic racism in the United States. The PAN Foundation is committed to doing our part to working toward a more equitable and affordable future.”

Members of the Root Cause Coalition work in partnership with national leaders in the effort to address social determinants of health and engage in the ongoing development of relevant, effective strategies to reduce health inequity. The coalition’s work includes advocacy on topics related to health equity, research studies that identify best practices, and education for leaders and policymakers on a national and regional level. 

About the PAN Foundation 
The PAN Foundation is an independent, national 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications.   

Since 2004, we have provided more than 1 million underinsured patients with $4 billion in financial assistance. Partnering with generous donors, healthcare providers, and pharmacies, we provide the underinsured population access to the healthcare treatments they need to best manage their conditions and focus on improving their quality of life. Learn more at  

About the Root Cause Coalition 
The Root Cause Coalition is a nonprofit, member-driven organization comprised of more than 90 leading health systems, hospital associations, foundations, businesses, national and community nonprofits, health insurers, academic institutions and policy centers. Our common goal is to achieve health equity for every American.