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Environmental considerations for furniture

  • EPP
  • EPP Resource
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Healthy interiors
  • Guide
Why ask environmental questions for furnishings? Furniture and medical furnishings are made with chemicals and materials that may be hazardous and may pose risks to staff, patients and entire communities throughout their life cycle. Below are suggested line-item environmental questions for furniture and medical furnishings. These questions can be integrated into a RFP/RFI and used to evaluate…

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Seattle Children's Transportation Benefits

  • Transportation
  • Exemplary Document
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Poster
  • Employee Benefit
Seattle Children's Hospitals offers employees a range of transportation assistance and commuting options as an employee benefit.

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Get started guide: Healthy food and beverage environments

  • Guide
  • Sustainable food service operations
  • Food
Hospital food service often mirrors general societal food consumption patterns.  However, the health mission and large purchasing power of hospitals make them excellent models and drivers for healthier food environments and systems. There is an emerging understanding that the “health” of a food choice is a combination of the nutritional benefits is provides, and the way in which that food was…

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Transportation get started guide

  • Transportation
  • Get Started Guide
  • Guide
  • Toolkit
(Transportation toolkit) The Practice Greenhealth Transportation get started guide provides guidance and resources for hospitals to create a transportation baseline, identify goals, and identify strategies to reduce the environmental and human health impacts of transportation in the health care sector.

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Transportation Get Started guide

Green employee benefit community-supported agriculture guide

  • Employee engagement
  • Employee Benefit
  • Get Started Guide
  • Guide
  • Get Started Guide
  • Guide
  • Toolkit
(Employee engagement toolkit) Green employee benefits can facilitate behavior changes with tangible results which also measurably benefit the environment. They have the potential to accelerate meaningful environmental impacts and bring sustainability values deeper into the fabric of an organization. The services can help retain and attract employees, as well as benefit their health and financial…

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Setting goals for less meat

  • Food
  • Food Service
  • Food and Beverage Purchasing
Reducing meat on patient menus, in cafeterias, and modeling plant-forward whole food choices supports human and environmental health.  Reporting meat purchases by category allow for the calculation of Greenhouse Gas emissions generated by meat purchasing. Climate change affects health and health care delivery, and hospitals are dealing with the impacts today. Reducing GHG emissions protects the…

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