Children's hospitals

Virtual cohort group


As the pediatric population is particularly vulnerable to certain environmental risks, children’s hospitals from across the U.S. meet quarterly to network and advance programming that protects children from environmental health hazards while promoting healthier environments. Children’s hospitals from across the U.S. meet quarterly to network and advance programming that protects children from environmental health hazards while promoting healthier environments.

Target audience: sustainability leads and other personnel that understand the unique challenges and opportunities to protect children and their environment
Level: Beginner to intermediate


Kate Gottlieb
Kate Gottlieb

“I feel it’s a great opportunity to really get great ideas from what other cohort participants are implementing and how we can all learn and adopt them.” 

– Children's hospital participant

There are more than twenty children's hospitals participating in this cohort from around the country. Below are some of the facilities represented in the cohort:

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center and Hope Children's Hospital
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital
  • Children's Health Dallas
  • Children's Hospital & Medical Center of Omaha
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • The Children's Hospital At Providence
  • UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • UCLA Health
  • UCSF Medical Center/UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
  • Hackensack Meridian Health - Hackensack University Medical Center
  • HCA Healthcare
  • Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • Children's National Health System
  • Primary Children’s Hospital/Intermountain 
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Stanford Children's Health - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
  • Stony Brook University Medical Center
  • Sutter Health, Children's Center 
  • UW Health


2022 Schedule

March 10, 2022 2:00 PM EST

Topic: Emerging trends and new priorities 

Discussion questions:

  1. What are your top priorities for sustainability? What are current initiatives are you leading? What trends or issues do you need help with?
  2. What are the differences between having a children's hospital within a larger hospital, than being solely a children's hospital?
  3. What ancillary programs might the children's hospitals have in place that could support internal hospital or leadership engagement?
May 26, 2022 2:00 PM EST 

Topic: Leadership and governance priorities  

Discussion questions:

  1. Who are your executive sponsors? How can you get deeper engagement?
  2. What does your sustainability governance structure look like?
  3. Do you have a commitment statement? What is your plan to communicate it?
September 7, 2022 2:00 PM EST 

Topic: The importance of healthy food   

Discussion questions:

  1. How does healthy food play a role in children's health? How does a resilient food system contribute to that?
  2. How is your facility/system taking action to promote healthy, resilient food systems?
  3. What is being done to promote healthy food once the patient leaves the facility?
December 7, 2022 2:00 PM EST

Topic: Connecting the dots between environmental health and community benefit

Discussion questions:

  1. What are you currently doing to educate your families on creating a healthy environment?
  2. What are your current community benefit projects and/or priorities?
  3. What education is sent home with families to address respiratory issues?

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Sessions take place on a recurring basis using Zoom as the meeting platform. To join this cohort or any of the other cohorts, please click the button below. If you have discussion topic ideas or want to invite a peer, please contact the cohort facilitator.

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