White House event celebrates U.S. health care's commitment to address climate impacts
WASHINGTON (June 30, 2022) – At a White House event today, the Biden administration and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) celebrated the progress and dedication of 61 of the largest U.S. hospital and health sector organizations, each having recently signed HHS’ Health Care Sector Pledge, expressing their commitment to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and increasing climate resilience.
Health Care Without Harm, an international nongovernmental organization, joins signatories from the health care sector. Health Care Without Harm’s affiliated network Practice Greenhealth works with over 1,400 hospitals, health systems, and health organizations, many of which have signed the HHS pledge.
Statement from Gary Cohen, Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth founder:
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