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{Past Event} - Greening the Clinic: An Introduction to Green Health Care in Primary Care Settings

September 16, 2009 - 2:00 pm - September 16, 2009 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
$

Topic

Learn how clinics and health centers can transform their operations to include principles of sustainability and environmental stewardship. Dr. Kreisberg will describe the three domains for initiating the green clinic process – Sustainable Medicine, advocacy for a healthy environment, and greening operations. Sustainable Medicine broadens traditional clinical ethics to include considerations of how health care providers relate to their local communities and to the environment. Participants will learn how health centers and clinics can advocate for products and services that mitigate ecological impact. Dr. Kreisberg will discuss the tools that are available to help facilities evaluate and diminish their burden on the environment.

Objectives

  • Understand the three primary domains of Green Health Care
  • Gain knowledge of the six areas of evaluating a green clinic or health center
  • Learn several skills for improving staff, patient, and community knowledge of environmental risk factors
  • Become familiar with the Four Principles of Sustainable Medicine

Presenters

Joel Kreisberg, DC, MA, Teleosis Institute
Email: drkreisberg@teleosis.org
Telephone: 510-558-7285
Dr. Joel Kreisberg, DC, MA is the Founder and Senior Director of the Teleosis Institute, an institution dedicated to reducing healthcare’s footprint while broadening its ecological vision. The Teleosis Institute is a program of Practice Greenhealth. Dr. Kreisberg is an adjunct professor at the School of Holistic Studies at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA. Author of The Homeopathic Treatment of Poison Ivy and Poison Oak, and An Integral Ecology of Sudden Oak Death, Dr. Kreisberg continues to teach worldwide. He maintains a private practice in Homeopathy and Integrative Healthcare in Berkeley, CA.

Webinar speakers have no financial or other interest in the sponsoring company and the sponsor has had no input into the content of the presentation.

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