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Sustainable procurement directory: Medical products

  • Sustainable procurement
  • Medical products
  • Safer medical products and devices
  • Directory
The sustainable procurement directory provides Practice Greenhealth members with guidance on more than 120 products and services health care organizations can target for sustainable procurement. The directory identifies key environmental considerations for each product or service, where to obtain more information, and the rationale for purchasing sustainably. This resource supports anyone who…

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Transportation toolkit

  • Transportation
  • Toolkit
Practice Greenhealth is pleased to offer members a toolkit to help hospitals and health systems reduce their transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions. The goals aim to reduce employee single occupancy vehicle rates and miles, transition fleet vehicles to alternative fuels, implement idle reduction policies and practices, and work with supply chain partners to do the same. The toolkit…

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Transportation

Less waste toolkit

  • Less Waste
  • Toolkit
  • Regulated medical waste
  • Hazardous and universal waste
  • Construction and demolition debris
  • Solid waste
  • food waste
  • Pharmaceutical Waste
  • Reuse, donate, or sell
  • Composting
  • Recycling
This less waste resource toolkit provides a Practice Greenhealth member-only benefit to help with your sustainability goals and daily challenges.  Understand why it’s important to commit to reducing waste. Access step by step guidance on how to conduct a material and waste baseline. Learn from case studies of success from Partners HealthCare, Vidant Health, Inova and other systems. Download…

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less waste

Engaged leadership goal and measure

  • Engaged Leadership
  • Guide
  • Toolkit
(Engaged leadership toolkit) The Engaged leadership challenge is intended for those organizations that are looking to implement a formal sustainability plan and seek a commitment from senior leadership. If an organization already has a formal program skip level 1 and start with level 2. These goals accompany the Engaged leadership how-to guide.

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Engaged Leadership how-to guide

  • Engaged Leadership
  • consulting
  • Guide
  • Toolkit
(Engaged leadership toolkit) Health care organizations cannot achieve lasting environmental sustainability without the commitment and support of senior leadership, including administrators, clinician leaders and the board of trustees. Some organizations begin by incorporating environmental sustainability goals and objectives into their strategic plans right from the start. Others begin with a…

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Engaged leadership

Practice Greenhealth member engagement liaison

  • Awards
  • Member liaison
  • Awards liaison
  • Member engagement
Have a question and not sure who to ask? Your member liaison is here to help. Find your system or organization below to determine your regular contact.

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Frequently asked awards questions 2019

  • Awards
  • Frequently asked questions
  • FAQ
This resource offers step-by-step instructions addressing frequently asked questions about starting and completing an award application. This FAQ has been updated for 2019 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards.

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2019 Making Medicine Mercury Free application (PDF)

  • Awards
  • Blank awards application
  • Mercury
  • Making Medicine Mercury Free
Blank copy of 2019 Making Medicine Mercury Free application.  Please note: These documents will not be accepted as the application. The PDFs are only meant to assist in the beginning of the process. All applications must be submitted through the award system at awards.practicegreenhealth.org.

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2019 Greening the Operating Room application (PDF)

  • Awards
  • Blank awards application
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Greening the OR Recognition Award
Blank copy of the 2019 Greening the Operating Room application.  Please note: These documents will not be accepted as the application. The PDFs are only meant to assist in the beginning of the process. All applications must be submitted through the award system at awards.practicegreenhealth.org.  

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2019 System for Change application (PDF)

  • Awards
  • Blank awards application
  • System for Change
Blank copy of the 2019 System for Change application for health systems.  Please note: These documents will not be accepted as the application. The PDFs are only meant to assist in the beginning of the process. All applications must be submitted through the award system at awards.practicegreenhealth.org.

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