Pharmaceuticals & Vaccines
Instruments, Products, and Lab Chemicals Used in Hospitals That May Contain Mercury, Fact Sheet
Preventing Damage from Pharmaceuticals, Fact Sheet
Purchaser Fact Sheet on Thimersol in Vaccines
As a Practice Greenhealth member, your organization is striving for healthier environments, healthier people, and a healthier bottom line. In times of trying to do more with less, while also. As a Practice Greenhealth member, your organization is striving for healthier environments, healthier people, and a healthier bottom line. In times of trying to do more with less, while also.As a Practice Greenhealth member, your organization is striving for healthier environments, healthier people, and a healthier bottom line. In times of trying to do more with less, while also.
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The support of health care administrators is needed to link the healing mission of hospitals to the purchasing and serving of sustainably produced food that is healthy for patients, staff, and guests. These purchasing patterns will help to transform the food system at large into a system that supports human health, environmental stewardship, and social justice for farm workers
The current food system in the United States contributes to common and costly diet-related diseases including heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Without action by the health care sector, the prevalence of these… Read More
The Circle of Excellence Awards celebrate hospitals who have not only earned an award for all-around sustainability achievement, but who have also been identified as the top scoring programs for each category of sustainability.
It all starts with leadership. The Leadership Circle represents the high-performing hospitals that have a strong infrastructure supporting a long term commitment to healthier environments through leadersship vision, committee structure, reporting, data tracking, communication and education.
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(Safer hand hygiene toolkit) Triclosan and triclocarban in hand soaps are no more effective in preventing the transmission of microorganisms than other products, including alternative antimicrobial hand soaps and regular soaps; may increase the risk of more generalized antibiotic resistance; kill a narrower spectrum of organisms; are widespread in the environment; and can have adverse health effects in several animal species, including mammals.
These goals will help your facility eliminate hand hygiene products that contain tricolosan and triclocarbon.
(Transportation toolkit) Hospitals and health systems are in a position to reduce the environmental and community health impacts of hospital-related transportation. Building an infrastructure of EV charging stations at employer workplaces can serve to reduce the amount of petroleum used for transportation and support and improve community health.
Among strategies to reduce the public health impacts of current transportation, practices are the installation of public, employee, and fleet vehicle EV charging stations.
(Transportation toolkit) Funding for transportation programs can come from several sources: eliminating free parking (proceeds can cover the majority of program costs) as well as establishing a green revolving fund using mobile combustion fuel savings. Outside the organization, funding sources may include local, state and federal subsidies, grants, tax credits, as well as regional and municipal programs and non-profit organizations.