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  • Watch Out 2016! Are You Ready for Healthy Food in Health Care?

    January 22nd, 2016 - 11:26 am

    By Stacia Clinton

    Over this past year, the Healthy Food in Health Care network of leadership hospitals, clinician champions, and fierce food service directors charged forward, leading the food system towards resiliency and our nation's communities towards health. Transitions were ubiquitous as hospitals...

  • Start the Year by Registering for CleanMed

    January 13th, 2016 - 5:12 pm

    By Sherry MacDonald, Director of Marketing and Communications

    With the start of 2016, Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm are already planning CleanMed 2016. We have many new features this year that will help you leverage current resources, do more with less, and keep you connected to thought leaders who can share their success strategies in environmentally friendly practices. Our exhibition will also...

  • The Transformative Power of Engaged Leadership—Leading from Any Chair

    January 5th, 2016 - 10:41 am

    Blair L. Sadler, JD, Past President & CEO, Rady Children’s Hospital; Senior Fellow, IHI; Board Member, Health Care Without Harm

    What a year 2015 turned out to be in terms of the environmental health! Historians may view this year as a landmark—the year when most of the world woke up to the fact that climate change was and is the most serious public health threat in the 21st century. From the Pope’s...

  • Climate and Health: 2016 is THE Year

    November 29th, 2015 - 10:11 pm

    By Lauren Kleinman, Outreach and Engagement Specialist

    It’s been a good year for climate in 2015—the Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change, the Pope’s encyclical on climate change, the Clean Power Plan, the White House Summit on Climate and Health, and of course as this blog is releasing- the upcoming Paris talks. 2015 was also the year we saw health systems making firmer commitments to climate:

  • Feed People - Not Landfills

    November 2nd, 2015 - 9:55 am

    By Janet Howard, Director, Member Engagement and Healthier Hospitals

    “Let’s feed people, not landfills. By reducing wasted food in landfills, we cut harmful methane emissions that fuel climate change, conserve our natural resources, and protect our planet for future generations" said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

    According to the EPA, the United States spends about one billion dollars a year just to dispose...

  • How are health care quality improvement and environmental sustainability connected?

    October 29th, 2015 - 11:42 am

    By Hermine Levey Weston, RN MBA, Member Engagement Manager, Practice Greenhealth

    Part two of a two-part blog series begun last week.


  • Tip of the Hat to Practice Greenhealth’s Quality Management Professionals!

    October 21st, 2015 - 12:54 pm

    By Hermine Levey Weston, RN MBA, Member Engagement Manager, Practice Greenhealth

    Practice Greenhealth celebrates National Healthcare Quality Week October 18-24, 2015 by recognizing our members who exemplify the work in improving population health in their communities.

    Health Care Sustainability is a fun Quality Improvement Project with Serious Benefits

    As a director of...

  • Sustainable foodservice starts with you

    October 1st, 2015 - 11:46 am

    Practice Greenhealth launches new resources this month

    Breathing in through my nose, I turned to my father and said “I love the smell of freshly turned soil.” I was only 7. At a young age, I took to my father’s side and helped in every way I could by assembling...

  • Earn Trust

    August 28th, 2015 - 9:52 am

    Janet Howard, Director, Member Engagement

    “Call me if you find a needle on the floor.” 

    These were words that I said to environmental services workers back in 1991 when I was hired as a waste manager in a New York City hospital. At first, they didn’t call me. But I kept saying it. Then I got a call and went up on the floors to look into it.  Over time the...

  • Top three Myths About Using Social Media

    August 21st, 2015 - 4:34 pm

    In many ways, the potential of social media as a communication tool is misunderstood, if not underestimated. While professionals tend to use LinkedIn as their digital networking platform of choice, social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook can also be used to build networks, share information, be a part of trending conversations, and connect in an increasingly technological world. While often considered to be geared toward more...

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