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Evaluating healthy food access interventions

  • Community Benefit and Wellness
  • Food
  • Tool
(Health Care Without Harm) This brief contains recommendations to assist community benefit staff and community partners in conducting program evaluation for healthy food access programs. It contains guidance for evaluation planning and links out to validated, frequently used surveys and data collection tools to bolster support for programs nationally and develop a common set of indicators,…

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Data sources to assess food access, environments, and behaviors

  • Community Benefit and Wellness
  • Food
  • Tool
(Health Care Without Harm) This brief provides an overview of secondary data sources to assess food access, food environments, and diet-related health needs commonly used in community health needs assessments (CHNAs), along with some less frequently utilized sources that may complement widely used measures.  The brief also discusses recommendations for collecting primary data on food-related…

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Engaging the community to understand food needs

  • Community Benefit and Wellness
  • Food
(Health Care Without Harm) Understanding the built, social, and economic environments in which community members make food decisions as well as the availability of resources to meet daily food needs is critical to effectively address rising rates of diet-related health conditions. Efforts to improve healthy food access and promote healthier community food environments can have a significant…

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Green certifications and label claims

  • Sustainable procurement
This is a comprehensive and vetted list of third-party certifications and label claims that Practice Greenhealth has determined to be highly meaningful.

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Why smarter purchasing?

  • Sustainable procurement
The health care industry wields significant purchasing power, representing 17 percent of the U.S. marketplace. However, some of the products marketed to the industry generate unnecessary waste, contain hazardous materials and use excessive energy. By choosing environmentally preferred medical products and equipment for use in hospital facilities, the health care sector can actually generate…

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Washington State Department of Transportation guide to employee surveys

  • Transportation
  • Employee transportation
  • Guide
(Washington State Department of Transportation) As the employee transportation coordinator or onsite coordinator for your commute trip reduction (CTR) program, you already understand how important this program is to the employees you represent. The CTR survey is one of the most significant contributions toward growing and sustaining an effective, successful CTR program. The feedback from your…

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Webinar: Recycling pharmaceutical agents used for anesthesia

  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Webinar
  • Clinician engagement
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) The pharmaceutical agents used for anesthesia and analgesia have environmental impacts on air, water, and climate. Learn about environmental impacts and specific examples of waste drugs in water supplies, as well as regulatory issues and a new process that recovers and reuses pharmaceutical agents. 

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Webinar: The impact of waste anesthesia gases in the OR and different mitigation strategies

  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Clinician engagement
  • Webinar
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) This presentation provides an overview of the mechanics of anesthetic gas systems, their environmental impact, and opportunities to reduce energy consumption and mitigate impact.   *Note: At the time of this presentation, different GWP were used for anesthetic gases than what we now use to calculate emissions.   

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Webinar: Effectively managing waste anesthetic gas

  • Webinar
  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Clinician engagement
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) Anesthesia, perioperative, biomed, and facilities staff can learn about emerging technologies to reduce scavenger system demand. Gain insight from Practice Greenhealth members and their experiences implementing a dynamic gas scavenger system.  Hear from clinical and technical experts at Cleveland Clinic, the University of Wisconsin, and others as they discuss energy…

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Hospital highlight: Western Health, Melbourne, Australia

  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Case Study
  • Clinician engagement
  • Global Green and Healthy Hospitals
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) Learn from our international partner, Global Green and Healthy Hospital initiative, about the education for anesthesia providers that resulted in practice change and financial savings for Western Health in Melbourne, Australia.

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