Tools and resources

Stanford Health Care Sustainability Program organizational chart

Stanford Health Care has a Sustainability Program Office and an associated organizational chart that includes both full-time Stanford employees and part-time contractors.

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Health Care Emissions Impact Calculator

The Health Care Emissions Impact Calculator is an accounting tool specifically designed to help health care organizations measure their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The calculator can be used to develop a GHG inventory at the facility and/or system level for all Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. Note: In order to accommodate data from multiple facilities, the system version will require you to…

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Why buy local?

  Invest in healthy people, places, and economies The health care sector can increase access to healthy foods while addressing the social and environmental determinants of health in their communities, by creating jobs and contributing to a strong and equitable food economy. A Health Care Without Harm position statement

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CCCAS Antimicrobial Stewardship through Food Animal Agriculture Toolkit

  • Food
This toolkit introduces the core elements of antimicrobial stewardship for health care facilities and health professionals and offers some important strategies for becoming an effective policy advocate.

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Ethical food purchasing

This position paper describes health care’s role in protecting workers, community health, and the planet through procurement and advocacy.

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Food purchasing standards: Accepted certifications and label claims by product category

This resource includes the accepted certifications and label claims by product category for an organization to meet the food purchasing standards.

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Food purchasing standards: Accepted certifications and label claims by value category

Food purchasing standards: Accepted certifications and label claims by value category is a document to support organizations in navigating the criteria, definitions, certifications and attributes, measures, and strategies to support and evaluate values-based procurement efforts. 

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2021 Sustainability Data

  • Benchmark Report
Each year, Practice Greenhealth collects and reviews comprehensive sustainability data from hospitals that report through the Environmental Excellence Awards. We utilize this data to provide the sector’s best sustainability performance benchmarking data to hospitals and health systems working to build environmental stewardship into their mission, and to the greater health care supply chain…

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2022 Sustainability Benchmark Data

Food waste solutions: Waste tracker

  • food waste
  • Waste
                 Our waste tracker tool will help you to conduct a baseline audit and track progress going forward. Utilizing this tool, you will be able to track your food waste streams, determine the monetary value of what is wasted, and identify opportunities for reducing waste.

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Sutter Health: Food recovery for healthier communities

“Not only does this project impact greenhouse gasses from keeping food waste out of the landfill, it is also about dollars saved, which is important to hospital administrators, and then there is the food rescue piece which is what is really important to our community.” –  Jack Breezee, Sutter Health regional director of food and nutrition services Sutter Health knew they were wasting food…

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