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How industry leaders are framing sustainability

  • 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 presentation template

  • 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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University of California Policy on Sustainable Practices

  • Engaged Leadership
The University of California System’s formal policy establishes the program parameters, areas of focus, key normalizers, and standards for sustainability programmatic priorities across the campuses.

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Seattle Children's Sustainability Plan

  • Engaged Leadership
Seattle Children’s Hospital shares its sustainability plan including important background information and formalized goals and tactics. The hospital has many accomplishments in areas like recycling, transportation, and green building. As one of the first medical centers in the country to apply the methods and scientific rigor of the Toyota Production System to healthcare, Children's has adopted…

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Health Partners Sustainability Work Plan

  • Engaged Leadership
HealthPartners demonstrates what a sustainability journey looks like by sharing their 2019 work plan, which includes goals and tactics. See why formalized goals are key to any sustainability program.

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Health Partners Goals, Roles & Accountabilities

  • Engaged Leadership
HealthPartners outlines its charter and plans every five years and is a strong example of how a hospital or health system can create clear direction, processes, and accountability.

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Advocate Aurora Health Sustainability Dashboard

  • Engaged Leadership
Advocate Aurora Health organizes and reports their sustainability priorities through a dashboard. See a sample of how one facility manages its key performance indicators.

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Dignity Health Environmental Policy

  • Engaged Leadership
When launching its sustainability program, Dignity Health established an environmental policy to provide clear direction about the purpose and procedures of their Environmental Action Committee and hospital and staff responsibilities.

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Questions for suppliers about fair and safe labor practices

  • Food
  • Sustainable procurement
For hospitals unable to access any of the recommended certifications, Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth have created a list of questions to ask food suppliers. Although these questions are most appropriate for direct purchases, we encourage you to consider how they might apply to distributors and other intermediaries. Learn more about ethical food purchasing and health care's…

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Understanding labels: Fair labor and sustainability practices

  • Sustainable procurement
  • Food
Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm recommend that food purchased carry one of these certifications when possible: the Agricultural Justice Project, Fair for Life, and Regenerative Organic. These certifications are recommended because of their commitment to addressing the social and economic determinants of health, individual health and safety of workers, and community resilience…

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