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Gary Cohen

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President and Founder, Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth



Gary Cohen has been a pioneer in the environmental health movement for thirty years. He is Co-Founder and President of Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth. He was also instrumental in bringing together the NGOs and hospital systems that formed the Healthier Hospitals Initiative. All three were created to transform the health care sector to be environmentally sustainable and serve as anchor institutions to support environmental health in their communities.

Cohen is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Sambhavna Clinic in Bhopal, India. He is also on the Boards of the American Sustainable Business Council, Health Leads and Coming Clean.

Cohen has received the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded Cohen an Environmental Merit Award. In 2013, he was awarded the Champion of Change Award for Climate Change and Public Health by the White House.

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