Leveraging hospital community benefit to address climate change (Health Care Without Harm)
Delivering community benefit: Climate and health toolkit
(Delivering community benefit: Climate and health toolkit) The community health needs assessment (CHNA) and community benefit implementation strategies provide a framework to support activities that address local health priorities and climate change. As greenhouse gas emissions increase we are witnessing environmental changes with far-reaching health implications, including some prioritized in the CHNA such as chronic diseases linked to obesity, cardiovascular risks, mental health, and asthma / respiratory risks. This paper identifies community benefit activities that address local health priorities and mitigate climate change or generate environmental benefits.
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