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Copia COVID-19 food insecurity response flyer

The coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating impact on food security. Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm are working with Copia to coordinate the donation of food from hospitals to communities facing increased food insecurity from COVID-19. This flyer explains how the program works. 

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How-to guide for Healthy Carpet

  • Chemicals
  • Guide
  • Healthy interiors
  • Healthy Carpet
The Healthy Carpet how-to guide assists hospitals in achieving the Healthy Carpet goal, which targets the elimination of chemicals and materials in carpet that can contribute to a wide range of negative health effects, including asthma, cancer, and developmental impacts, as well as environmental impacts.

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Healthy Carpet guidance

  • Chemicals
  • Guide
  • Healthy interiors
  • Healthy Carpet
This document provides guidance for manufacturers wishing to meet Health Care Without Harm’s Healthy Carpet criteria. The criteria apply to carpet tile, broadloom carpet, and carpet padding. The criteria do not apply to area rugs and outdoor carpet and rugs.

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Award application questions

  • Awards
Practice Greenhealth makes an Excel workbook available with all the questions on the application, which can be used for internal data gathering.

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2018 sustainability data

Practice Greenhealth’s data, collected from hospitals across the country, will assist hospitals in identifying key sustainability program opportunities by benchmarking their own program’s performance. The data is divided into 10 components of health care environmental stewardship programs: leadership, waste, chemicals, greening the operating room, food, environmentally preferable purchasing,…

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2019 sustainability data

  • Benchmark Report
Practice Greenhealth collected and compiled extensive sustainability data from 327 hospitals to provide timely information to hospitals and health systems working to build environmental stewardship into their mission. The environmental performance data coming out of health care continues to substantiate the claim that sustainability initiatives can add value, reduce negative health and…

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2019 sustainability data

High success through low RMW rates

  • Regulated medical waste
  • Fluid management systems
  • Guide
  • Greening the Operating Room
Regulated medical waste (RMW) is one area where continuous education, communication, assessment, and tracking are critical to maintaining low generation rates. Due to a surgical department’s very nature, it’s unlikely that RMW will ever be eliminated, but since as much as 30% of a facility’s RMW is from the operating room, it’s a great place to focus efforts. Practice Greenhealth and Healthier…

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Circles of Excellence overview

  • Awards
The Circles of Excellence recognize up to 10 of the highest performing hospitals for each individual category of environmental performance including Leadership, Waste, Chemicals, Greening the OR, Food, Environmentally Preferable Purchasing, Energy, Water, Climate, Green Building. Winners are selected based on the highest scores within that category while also meeting a set of threshold criteria.…

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Awards frequently asked questions

  • Awards
This resource addresses frequently asked questions about starting and completing an award application.

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Awards metrics list 2020

  • Awards
This resource offers an overview of the different metrics scored on the Partner Recognition and Partner for Change applications.

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Practice Greenhealth is the health care sector’s go-to source for information, tools, data, resources, and expert technical support on sustainability initiatives that help hospitals and health systems meet their health, financial, and community goals.

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