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Customizable RFP for developing a Strategic Energy Master Plan

  • Energy
Preparing for and investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy can safeguard lives and an organization's financial viability. This customizable request for proposal (RFP) will help health care systems create a Strategic Energy Master Plan (SEMP). This template can help you identify and guide potential partners to explore improvements through energy efficiency, retro-commissioning and…

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Spectrum Health Environmental Statement

  • Engaged Leadership
An environmental commitment statement is an organizational document that lays out the commitment to a healthier environment for staff, patients, and visitors. Review a sample environmental commitment statement from Spectrum Health. 

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UVM Medical Center Environmental Commitment Statement

  • Engaged Leadership
An environmental commitment statement is an organizational document that lays out the formal commitment to a healthier environment for staff, patients, and visitors. Review this environmental commitment statement from the University of Vermont Medical Center.

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Health Partners Sustainability Organization Chart

  • Engaged Leadership
HealthPartners provides a good model of a sustainability organization chart with clear inclusion of staff, sponsors, and committees.

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University of Chicago Health Sustainability Charter

  • Engaged Leadership
New sustainability committees should establish formal charters to effectively manage their sustainability efforts. The University of Chicago Health showcases a good example of a newly formed committee charter including identified responsibilities, interdependencies, metrics, and priorities.

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Inova Health Sustainability and Wellness Policy

  • Engaged Leadership
Inova Health System’s sustainability and wellness policy establishes the program’s parameters that integrate sustainability and wellness programs under one structure. Consider creating a formal plan with your team.

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Sustainability integration planning

  • Engaged Leadership
This resource can help improve efficiency and effectiveness across the organization and inform how sustainability can be aligned, integrated, or embedded into the fabric of the organization.

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Sustainability internship or fellowship template

  • Engaged Leadership
This sample internship agreement between the academic institution and the health care organization outlines the necessary work activities, measurable outcomes, and the time frame of an academic internship in a health care setting for sustainability professionals.

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Keeping sustainability front and center

  • Engaged Leadership
Hear from health care and business leaders why sustainability is important from a mission and business perspective, how to prioritize it among competing initiatives, and how sustainability is intimately connected to building community health, wealth, and resilience. Each speaker will share: How their organization came to realize the sustainability imperative and how the commitment plays out in…

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Making the case: Sustainability leadership strategy

  • Engaged Leadership
When preparing for meetings with prospective sponsors or executive champions, use or modify this slide deck for formal presentations that outline the opportunity for alignment of sustainability and community resilience principles with the overarching strategic goals of the hospital or health system. There's plenty of room to bring in the unique attributes of your health care facility and…

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