Climate co-benefits of healthy food access interventions


(Health Care Without Harm) This issue brief provides an introduction to bringing climate risks into the community health needs assessment process and identifying valuable climate co-benefits of new or existing food-related initiatives in the community benefit implementation strategy. 

  • By aligning environmental stewardship activities at the hospital with community health activities, there is a tremendous opportunity to amplify impact.
  • Food is a natural touchpoint as it has easily understood health and environmental impacts.
  • Environmental stewardship leads at the hospital can often provide relevant data and expertise that can help inform a CHNA and maximize data collection resources.

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