Tools and resources

Washington Hospital and Healthcare: Sustainable food policy

  • Food
  • Environmental Nutrition
  • Food Service
  • Exemplary Document
  • Washington Hospital
This is a sustainable food policy from Washington Hospital and Healthcare. In accordance with Washington Hospital Healthcare System’s Statement of Environmental Goals, we will strive to be an environmental leader in a manner that protects environmental and human health. In establishing a healthy and sustainable food policy, Washington Hospital recognizes its responsibility to carry out its…

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Purchasing fresh, canned, and frozen produce

  • Food
  • Purchasing
  • Local and sustainable purchasing
  • Local Food
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Guide
Questions to ask suppliers and to take into consideration when making purchasing decisions about fresh, canned, and frozen produce. 

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University of Washington Medical Center: Sustainable food services policy

  • Food
  • Environmental Nutrition
  • Food Service
  • Exemplary Document
  • University of Washington Medical Center
This is a sustainable food services policy from the University of Washington Medical Center. Implicit in the University of Washington Medical Center’s (UWMC) mission statement is its “commitment to the ongoing health of the people of the region.” This is a commitment to the wellbeing of UWMC patients, staff, visitors, students, the City of Seattle and the broader Northwest community it serves.…

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Food Purchasing Tools: Infant Formula

  • Food
  • Purchasing
  • Guide
Use these suggested environmental considerations in your RFP’s or RFI’s as a way to evaluate supplier responses or guide decisions in the purchasing process.  

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Seattle Children's 2016

  • Engaged Leadership
  • Exemplary Document
  • Employee engagement
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Guide
  • Food
Open this resource to view examples of Seattle Children's Hospital's internal web pages on sustainability.

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Purchasing non-dairy beverages

  • Food
  • Purchasing
Questions to ask suppliers and to take into consideration when making purchasing decisions about non-dairy beverages.  

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MedStar Montgomery: Community health needs assessment report

  • Food
  • Engaged Leadership
  • Exemplary Document
  • MedStar
  • Community Benefit
In 2012 MedStar Montgomery Medical Center (MedStar Montgomery) conducted a community health needs assessment (CHNA) in accordance with the guidelines established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Internal Revenue Service. This exemplary document describes findings of the CHNA, the 3-year implementation plan, and how MedStar addressed heart disease through community…

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NorthShore University Health System: Community benefit report

  • Food
  • Engaged Leadership
  • Exemplary Document
  • Community Benefit
  • NorthShore University Health System
This exemplary document describes findings of the community health needs assessment, the implementation plan, and how NorthShore University HealthSystem addressed community needs through community benefit programming, projects, and partnerships.  At NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), we believe in serving and investing in the health and well-being of people who live in our…

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University of Vermont Medical Center: Community benefit report

  • Food
  • Engaged Leadership
  • Exemplary Document
  • Community Benefit
  • UVM Medical Center
  • University of Vermont Medical Center
This exemplary document describes findings of the community health needs assessment, the implementation plan, and how the University of Vermont Medical Center addressed community needs through community benefit programming, projects, and partnerships. 

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Virginia Mason: Community benefit report

  • Food
  • Engaged Leadership
  • Exemplary Document
  • Virginia Mason
  • Community Benefit
This exemplary document describes findings of the community health needs assessment, the implementation plan, and how Virginia Mason addressed community needs through community benefit programming, projects, and partnerships. 

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