COVID-19 Update


MARCH 20, 2020

We are pleased to announce The RISE National Summit on Social Determinants of Health will now take place June 28-30 at the Omni Nashville Hotel as well as virtually as planned.

Due to the uncertainties that lie ahead, we have relaxed our standard cancellation policy to ensure our attendees feel supported and comforted during this evolving pandemic. Click here to view the options available to all registered attendees. Frequently asked questions related to the postponed event can be found here.

RISE is committed to a safe and healthy conference experience and will therefore be monitoring and abiding by any new guidance from the CDC between now and throughout the conference. In the event the CDC advises that gatherings of this magnitude should be avoided, and we are unable to run The RISE National Summit on Social Determinants of Health on June 28-30, any transferred registrations can expect a full refund of your registration fees.

The RISE community is here for you during this very uncertain time. Be healthy. We look forward to your participation in June.


MARCH 7, 2020

We appreciate your patience as our leadership team and global risk assessment committee have continued to monitor the developments related to COVID-19 over the past few weeks and particularly as states of medical emergency have been declared in several states in the US in the past few days. We continue to hold the safety, health, and well-being of our attendees, speakers, staff, and exhibitors as top priority.

As a result, we have made the difficult but important decision to postpone The RISE National Summit on Social Determinants of Health until late June.

Our decision was made after consulting with our advisory board, chairpersons, and risk management team, as well as reviewing feedback from attendees and sponsors regarding company travel bans, concerns for employee safety, and newly confirmed diagnosed cases in the US.

Postponing The RISE Summit on Social Determinants of Health allows us to ensure our conference proceeds at a later date, without compromise, and we will continue to work hard behind the scenes to update our agenda and speaker lineup with exciting new topics, speakers and other additions. We feel it best to run the event when everyone feels safe and comfortable traveling and participating in a learning environment.

While we've made this decision as expeditiously as we were able, we'll be in contact with all attendees, speakers, and exhibitors within the next 14 days as we confirm the venue, date and logistics for the postponed event. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact We look forward to seeing you later this year. 

MARCH 6, 2020

The RISE National Summit on Social Determinants of Health is proceeding as planned. We are continuing to evaluate hundreds of data points hourly to inform our risk management committee on the evolving situation related to COVID-19, the Novel Coronavirus. Continue reading below for the important safety measures we will be taking at the Omni Nashville Hotel, and please familiarize yourself with the CDC recommendations for every day prevention practices so that together we can create a healthy conference experience. We look forward to seeing you in Nashville! 

FEBRUARY 28, 2020

The safety of our attendees, speakers, and exhibitors is top priority at The RISE National Summit on Social Determinants of Health. As we continue to monitor new developments related to COVID-19, the Novel Coronavirus originating in China, we have outlined important safety measures put in place to help attendees have a healthy conference experience. 

Physical measures implemented at The RISE National Summit on Social Determinants of Health:

The Omni Nashville Hotel is expanding its normal flu season cleanliness protocol to include:

  • The use of disinfecting electrostatic sprayers in high-traffic areas

  • More frequent wipe downs of all common touch areas, including doorknobs, lecterns, microphones, light switches, escalator rails, trash receptacles, elevator buttons, water stations, and bathroom areas.

  • A significant increase in hand sanitizer stations throughout the Omni Nashville Hotel.

  • Daily carpet sanitization in the conference areas.

  • A large number of other incremental cleanliness steps, including daily Omni Nashville employee pre-shift safety meetings to reinforce messaging.

In addition, The RISE National Summit on Social Determinants of Health is:

  • Specifically following the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • Adhering to the travel restrictions and guidance of the U.S. Department of State.

  • Working with area hotels where The RISE National Summit on Social Determinants of Health attendees will be staying to ensure they are also increasing their cleanliness & hygiene regimes appropriately.

  • Asking The RISE National Summit on Social Determinants of Health exhibitors to regularly disinfect & otherwise clean booth activities that are used by multiple attendees.

  • Encouraging attendees and exhibitors to follow regular CDC guidance for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses of any kind:

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

    • Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

    • Stay in your hotel or at home when you are sick.

    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.