Attacking Root Causes

Solving problems by addressing the underlying factors. By digging deep and attacking the root causes of a problem, changemakers are able to treat the disease rather than just the symptoms. These solutions offer help to those in need, employ a comprehensive approach to problem-solving, and address the determinants that keep individuals and communities from succeeding.

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Addressing underlying issues

Treating underlying poverty-related conditions that cause health or education problems. For example, instead of just treating asthma, helping the child get housing that doesn't make the disease worse.

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Help rather than punishment

Thinking of behaviors such as addiction as diseases that require treatment.

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Using a comprehensive approach

Providing people with services that address multiple challenges at once.

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