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Climate and Health Innovation Award

The Climate and Health Innovation Award recognizes a hospital or health system for innovative work addressing the health impacts of climate change. The work can be a project, program, or process related to 1) reducing the hospital or supply chain carbon footprint, 2) improving infrastructure or community resilience, or 3) a communications, advocacy, or education initiative.

The winner of the Climate and Health Innovation Award will be recognized at CleanMed and will be considered for membership in the Health Care Climate Council.


  • Must be a Practice Greenhealth member.
  • Must have completed the climate section of the 2018 Environmental Excellence Awards application.
  • The activity must have been initiated in the prior two years.

The award winner will be chosen by a subcommittee of the Health Care Climate Council. Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of innovation and benefit of activity.
  • Measurable results or actions (e.g. reduction in GHG emissions, number of employees doing activity)
  • Ability to be replicated by others, including commitment by the hospital to share lessons learned.

2018 application closed

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