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{Past Event} - Data 101 Series: Virtual Mercury Elimination

September 14, 2017 - 12:30 pm - September 14, 2017 - 1:30 pm -- Eastern Daylight Time


In the 1990s, the Environmental Protection Agency and the American Hospital Association signed a memorandum of understanding, calling on hospitals to virtually eliminate mercury.  Practice Greenhealth presents a Making Medicine Mercury Free Award, to those organizations that go through the Mercury Elimination Check List and meet the award criteria.  While most Practice Greenhealth members are virtually mercury free, if you are not, this is an important place to get started. Join Janet Howard to understand the Practice Greenhealth Making Medicine Mercury Free Award Criteria and how to go about meeting the requirements to get recognition for this important work.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how Practice Greenhealth tracks green virtual elimination of mercury in health care.
  2. Understand how to track mercury elimination
  3. View the resources available for the mercury elimination activities


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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