Tools and resources

Sample employee commute survey

  • Transportation
  • Employees
  • Toolkit
(Transportation toolkit) Employee commute surveys and data collection may also be administered by state, regional, and municipal transit authorities, non-profit organizations, and business partners. These are acceptable sources for reporting and tracking employee single-occupancy vehicles and vehicle-miles-traveled rates.

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Transportation Infographic PDF

  • Transportation
  • Poster
  • Presentation
  • Greenhouse Gas
Transportation is the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and is right behind energy production in terms of its impact. The health care sector contributes 8% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States each year. Hospitals must make transportation more sustainable in order to reduce their carbon footprint.

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MediDock: The ambulance anti-idling solution

  • Transportation
  • Case Study
  • Transportation Case Study
  • Fleet Vehicles
  • Toolkit
(Transportation toolkit) MediDock provides an alternative to idling an ambulance, supplying power for key vehicle needs at a cheaper energy cost than gasoline and without the emissions or noise of a running engine.

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Seattle Children’s Hospital: Employee commuting

  • Transportation
  • Case Study
  • Transportation Case Study
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Toolkit
  • Employee transportation
(Transportation toolkit) Seattle Children’s Hospital has commitments with the city, the state, and its neighbors to reduce the percentage of single-occupancy-vehicle (SOV) commute trips made by its workforce. The organization has implemented a comprehensive transportation program which includes charging for daily parking at market rate, subsidizing all other modes of commuting, and offering…

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Spring Hope food drive

  • Transportation
  • Case Study
  • Transportation Case Study
  • Toolkit
  • Suppliers and Deliveries
(Transportation toolkit) Routific’s route optimization solution saved time in both planning and execution of driver routes, thus reducing costs as well as the total number of vehicles needed for the Spring Hope food drive in Vancouver, Canada.  

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Breathe easy: Workplace electric vehicle charging

  • Transportation
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Poster
  • Toolkit
  • Employee transportation
(Transportation toolkit) Gasoline-powered vehicles are major sources of greenhouse gases (GHGs), smog-forming compounds, particulate matter, and other air pollutants. Widespread use of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles, including plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) can reduce the emissions that impact our air quality and public health. Employers are well-positioned to install non-residential…

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Seattle Children's Transportation Benefits

  • Transportation
  • Exemplary Document
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Poster
  • Employee Benefit
Seattle Children's Hospitals offers employees a range of transportation assistance and commuting options as an employee benefit.

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Transportation get started guide

  • Transportation
  • Get Started Guide
  • Guide
  • Toolkit
(Transportation toolkit) The Practice Greenhealth Transportation get started guide provides guidance and resources for hospitals to create a transportation baseline, identify goals, and identify strategies to reduce the environmental and human health impacts of transportation in the health care sector.

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Transportation Get Started guide

HealthPartners EV Philosophy

  • Exemplary Document
  • HealthPartners
  • Transportation
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Policy
HealthPartners is committed to supporting sustainable transportation, including accommodating electric vehicles on our campuses. As an enterprise, we intend to offer EV charging at facilities where this is reasonably possible and where the need has been identified.

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HealthPartners Supply Chain Services Policies 2016

  • HealthPartners
  • Exemplary Document
  • Policy
  • Supply Chain
  • Transportation
  • Fleet Vehicles
HealthPartner's policy on vehicle fleet management. This guidance includes steps to ensure a consistent purchasing process that takes advantage of volume discounts, best pricing, and promotes standardization as well as communication about options for maintenance and repairs to fleet vehicles and the re-use and proper disposal of vehicles.

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