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Partnering for resilience: A practical guide to community-based disaster planning for health care

  • Climate and Health
  • Resilience
  • Guide
  • Community Benefit
This guide provides actionable steps and sample materials to assist health systems and community organizations in conducting an exercise aimed at identifying vulnerabilities and inequities and preparing for climate impacts. Partnering for climate resilience: A practical guide to community-based disaster planning for health care provides a new approach to disaster planning and climate…

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Plant protein power infographics (Practice Greenhealth)

Educate your patrons about how plant proteins like nuts, seeds, and legumes are delicious, healthy, and good for the environment with these fun and engaging resources. 

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Climate and food infographics (Practice Greenhealth)

Educate your patrons about how a plant-forward diet supports the environment with these fun and engaging resources.  An infographic (two design options below) illustrates the benefits of choosing a plant-forward meal and can be used to educate and reinforce patrons' good feelings after purchasing climate-friendly food.  A consumer-facing webpage practicegreenhealth.org/plantforwardpower …

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Promote the benefits of plant-forward to diners (Practice Greenhealth)

  • Food
  • Marketing
[Plant-Forward Future] Educate and encourage your diners with these resources that explain the environmental benefits of choosing a plant-forward meal.   

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Climate resilience for health care and communities: Strategies and case studies

  • Climate and Health
  • Resilience
  • Report
Climate Resilience for Health Care and Communities: Strategies and Case Studies provides a strategic framework for building truly climate-resilient health systems and communities, and explores how health care institutions can leverage investments to support equitable decarbonization and build community resilience, health, and wealth. Through case studies, this paper outlines actions health…

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Scope 3 GHG Emissions Accounting Tool

  • Climate and Health
  • Scope 3
This tool provides a spend-based methodology for health systems and hospitals to calculate their Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across all 15 GHG Protocol categories. The accompanying How-to Guide provides a step-by-step process for accounting for a health care organization’s Scope 3 GHG emissions. Scope 3 emissions are all GHG emissions within the organization’s value chain,…

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Pandemic perspective

  • Benchmark Report
The COVID-19 pandemic upended health care and continues to have lasting impacts on the way we deliver care. It brought significant shifts in hospital operations, from shutting down elective surgeries and vastly reducing food service operations to dealing with monumental supply chain challenges and a rapid transition to telehealth.  Sustainability leaders at Practice Greenhealth partner…

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Latest sustainability data

  • Benchmark Report
Each year, Practice Greenhealth collects and reviews comprehensive sustainability data from hospitals that report through the Environmental Excellence Awards. We utilize this data to provide the sector’s best sustainability performance benchmarking data to hospitals and health systems working to build environmental stewardship into their mission, and to the greater health care supply chain…

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10 key elements for sustainable procurement programs

  • Sustainable procurement
There are ten key elements in a best-in-class sustainable procurement program. The image below summarizes each element and where it is found in the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle,  a framework for developing and implementing a successful program. To learn more about each element and the PDCA cycle, refer to Practice Greenhealth’s sustainable procurement guide for health care. The guide serves as a…

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2021 Award certificate templates

  • Awards
Download these fillable certificate templates to share with colleagues.

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