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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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Getting started hospital sustainability assessment: Goal-setting tool

  • Engaged Leadership
  • Toolkit
  • Tool
(Engaged leadership toolkit) Before setting environmental stewardship goals, it’s important to get a feel for where the organization falls on the sustainability spectrum and which programmatic areas deserve attention first.   Practice Greenhealth has made this task a bit less daunting through a “getting started” assessment standard of work, checklist, and goal-setting tool.   The checklist is…

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Getting started hospital sustainability assessment: Checklist

  • Engaged Leadership
  • Toolkit
  • Tool
(Engaged leadership toolkit) Before setting environmental stewardship goals, it’s important to get a feel for where the organization falls on the sustainability spectrum and which programmatic areas deserve attention first.   Practice Greenhealth has made this task a bit less daunting through a “getting started” assessment standard of work, checklist, and goal-setting tool.   The checklist is…

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Getting started hospital sustainability assessment: Standard of work

  • Engaged Leadership
  • Tool
  • Toolkit
(Engaged leadership toolkit) Just getting started?  Your member engagement liaison can help you navigate the steps to getting your program off the ground. Consider using our assessment process to establish programs already in place and to support goal setting and prioritization.  Before setting environmental stewardship goals, it’s important to get a feel for where the organization falls on the…

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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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Smarter purchasing measures

  • Goal
  • Sustainable procurement
Practice Greenhealth is challenging hospitals to meet the baseline objective and take on three measurable goals to help hospitals protect people from harmful chemicals. These goals have been selected for their positive impact on human health and the environment, as well as to drive increased demand for healthier products in the marketplace. In the absence of environmental standards for many…

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Smarter purchasing fact sheet

  • Sustainable procurement
With 17 percent of the marketplace, health care wields major purchasing power. This buying clout puts hospitals and health systems in an excellent position to demand safer, healthier, more environmentally-friendly products from vendors. 

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