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University of Chicago Health Sustainability Charter

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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

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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

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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

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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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How industry leaders are framing sustainability

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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