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Practice Greenhealth tracks targeted activities around safer chemicals in three areas – Green Cleaning, PVC/DEHP reduction and Healthy Interiors.  Join Janet Howard as she reviews these three areas, explaining how to access the data and where to find Practice Greenhealth resources to support success in tracking movement towards healthier materials.  Improve your award application through understanding the data requirements for the Safer Chemicals Section of the Award!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how Practice Greenhealth tracks green cleaning in five-targeted cleaning areas
  2. Understand how DEHP/PVC Reduction progress is tracked.
  3. Understand how to track Healthy Interiors work
  4. View the resources available for the safer chemical strategies


Janet Howard, Director, Member Engagement & Healthier Hospitals

Janet Howard leads the facility member engagement team and the Healthier Hospitals program. The team provides fresh content, educational support and technical assistance to Practice Greenhealth facility members and Healthier Hospitals enrollees. Recent projects include the Employee Engagement Toolkit and fresh content on Materials/WastesEngaged Leadership and the new Less Food to Landfill goal and toolkit.

The Member Engagement team works together to help organizations recognize the link between sustainability programming and quality, patient experience and performance excellence. Janet's angle is around empowerment and the belief that every person deserves a safe, healthy and respectful environment.

Janet pioneered sustainability in health care from 1991-2004 for Continuum Health Partners in New York City. She is a frequent writer on health care sustainability issues for outlets like Greenbiz, CSR Wire and Health Care Design Magazine. You can read Janet's columns on her LinkedIn profile.

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