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  • Dignity Health to Limit Investments in Thermal Coal Energy

    December 3rd, 2015 - 9:38 am
    In the News

    Dignity Health will participate in meetings concurrent with the COP21 Paris Climate Conference

    December 03, 2015 03:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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  • Market Transformation Group builds on Healthier Hospitals momentum

    November 30th, 2015 - 8:08 am

    Last month in Boston, Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) and Practice Greenhealth convened a meeting as part of an exciting joint initiative called the Market Transformation Group (MTG). The goal of the MTG is to leverage the aggregate buying power of participating health systems in order to accelerate the transformation of the healthcare supply chain towards more sustainable...

  • A Path to Safer Chemicals: Purchasing Integrated Pest Management Services

    November 29th, 2015 - 10:50 pm

    An important step in reducing the use of and potential exposure to hazardous chemicals within health care facilities is through an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach within buildings and in landscaping. IPM is a strategy focusing on long-term prevention and suppression of pest problems through a combination of practices such as structural, cultural, mechanical, physical, and biological controls, with a least hazardous...

  • Safer Chemicals Challenge Refreshed!

    November 29th, 2015 - 10:32 pm

    Each month through January 2016, Healthier Hospitals is releasing refreshed measures, informed by enrollee feedback and data analysis over the three-year initiative. December brings us the Safer Chemicals measure, and there are no big changes to this challenge beyond the refreshed guidance materials. The goals and data submission details are the same, with...

  • Climate and Health: 2016 is THE Year

    November 29th, 2015 - 9:11 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:

  • Cohen guides health care industry in environmental sustainability practices

    November 25th, 2015 - 3:27 pm
    In the News
  • EPA Seeks Input on Drug Flushing Ban

    November 18th, 2015 - 7:45 pm
    In the News

    All health care facilities would be banned from flushing drugs among other changes in a proposed rule.

    November 18, 2015

    Paul Barr

    Stop flushing pills down the toilet.

    That’s the message behind a proposed...

  • Conversations on Health Care

    November 18th, 2015 - 2:45 pm
    In the News

    Gary Cohen, Founder and President of Health Care Without Harm

    Hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Gary Cohen, 2015 MacArthur Fellow and Founder and President of Health Care Without Harm. His work is focused on motivating the health care industry to "do no harm" by reducing the...

  • Prescribing a climate remedy: Healthcare leaders aim to affect international climate change negotiations

    November 17th, 2015 - 1:05 pm
    Press Releases

    For an industry that loves to promote the “triple aim” buzz phrase, the U.S. healthcare system often leaves out one important element.

    By Bob Herman  | November 14, 2015


  • Feed People - Not Landfills

    November 2nd, 2015 - 8:55 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...

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