Awards tools and resources


Practice Greenhealth provides a range of tools and resources to support the awards application process. The following resources are available to Practice Greenhealth members.

Awards levels

In 2021, Practice Greenhealth is suspending the tiered awards structure, including Top 25 and Circles of Excellence, in favor of a single, broad recognition category for environmental achievement in health care facilities. We will also be recognizing Making Medicine Mercury-Free for individual facilities and System for Change recognition for health systems.

Awards scoring resource

This resource offers an overview of the way Practice Greenhealth scores award applications within the Environmental Excellence Awards system.

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Awards metrics list 2021 

This resource provides a list of the different metrics scored on the award applications.

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What’s new on the 2021 award applications? 

This resource is an at-a-glance snapshot of improvements or new questions on the 2021 award applications. The changes reflected in this document are to help applicants identify changes to the application as compared to previous years.

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Webinar recording 

Award application questions

Practice Greenhealth offers PDFs of the 2021 award applications, available here.

Practice Greenhealth also offers an Excel workbook available with all the questions on the application, which can be used for internal data gathering.

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Frequently asked questions 

This resource addresses frequently asked questions about starting and completing an award application.

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Data integrity webinar series

A quality data set is key to a strong Practice Greenhealth Award application. Listen to archived calls reviewing data submission for key content areas.

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Please contact awards technical assistance or call 888-378-2259 with questions about the Environmental Excellence Awards. You can also contact your member engagement liaison. VA facilities should first connect with their VISN mentor or email
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