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Delivering community benefit: Climate and health toolkit

  • Climate and Health
  • Community Benefit
This climate and health toolkit is designed to help environmental leads introduce a new framing of climate and health to their community benefit colleagues. It introduces tools and resources to help community benefit staff identify climate-related health risks in their communities, current projects that have climate co-benefits, and how to integrate climate and health into the community health…

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Market Transformation Group fact sheet

  • Guide
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Membership
The Market Transformation Group (MTG) is a working group convened by Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) and Practice Greenhealth with the primary goal of leveraging the aggregate buying power of participating health systems in order to accelerate the transformation of the health care supply chain towards more sustainable products, technologies and services.  This fact sheet provides an overview of…

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Engaged leadership toolkit

  • Engaged Leadership
  • Toolkit
Actively engaged leadership is essential in achieving success in implementing sustainability in an organization.  Organizations that achieve long-term, measurable results have the active and effective support of their medical, management and board leadership. Some organizations begin at the top by explicitly including sustainability objectives in their overall strategic plans. Others start with…

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Do no harm film

  • Health Care Without Harm
  • Video
Climate change is a medical emergency.  The health care sector has a moral mandate to respond and the power to be a tipping point towards a better future. Watch and share this Sundance-supported animated short film.

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Model integrated pest management contract

  • Chemicals
  • Integrated pest management
  • Tool
  • Exemplary Document
Your facility uses integrated pest management to alleviate pest problems with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment. IPM emphasizes nonchemical strategies such as sanitation and exclusion to achieve long-term solutions. This model integrated pest management contract from the Beyond Pesticides and Maryland Pesticide Network may be useful as you facilitate your own…

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Model integrated pest management landscape policy

  • Chemicals
  • Tool
  • Integrated pest management
  • Exemplary Document
Your facility uses integrated pest management to alleviate pest problems with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment. IPM emphasizes nonchemical strategies such as sanitation and exclusion to achieve long-term solutions. This model integrated pest management landscape and turf policy from the Beyond Pesticides and Maryland Pesticide Network may be useful as you…

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Model integrated pest management plan

  • Chemicals
  • Integrated pest management
  • Tool
  • Exemplary Document
Your facility uses integrated pest management to alleviate pest problems with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment. IPM emphasizes nonchemical strategies such as sanitation and exclusion to achieve long-term solutions. This model integrated pest management plan from the Beyond Pesticides and Maryland Pesticide Network may be useful as you facilitate your own program.

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Model integrated pest management policy

  • Chemicals
  • Integrated pest management
  • Tool
  • Exemplary Document
Your facility uses integrated pest management to alleviate pest problems with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment. IPM emphasizes nonchemical strategies such as sanitation and exclusion to achieve long-term solutions. This model integrated pest management policy from the Beyond Pesticides and Maryland Pesticide Network may be useful as you facilitate your own program…

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Taking toxics out of Maryland’s health care sector

  • Chemicals
  • Integrated pest management
  • Report
Taking Toxics Out of Maryland’s Health Care Sector reports on a shift in Maryland’s health care sector away from the use of toxic pesticides in the management of health care facilities. Major health care institutions in the state are now embracing pest management strategies for their facilities that give priority to non-chemical pest control methods and only use defined least-toxic chemical…

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Integrated pest management webinar: Partnerships and tools to implement a program

  • Chemicals
  • Webinar
  • Integrated pest management
Integrated pest management (IPM) programs have the benefit of protecting staff, patients, and visitors from exposure to pesticides that are linked to adverse health impacts, including respiratory impacts, cancers, neurological disorders, and reproductive problems. A defined IPM program is a pest management strategy focusing on long-term, non-chemical strategies for prevention and suppression of…

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