Tools and resources

Climate resilience for health care and communities: Strategies and case studies

  • Climate and Health
  • Resilience
  • Report
Climate Resilience for Health Care and Communities: Strategies and Case Studies provides a strategic framework for building truly climate-resilient health systems and communities, and explores how health care institutions can leverage investments to support equitable decarbonization and build community resilience, health, and wealth. Through case studies, this paper outlines actions health…

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Scope 3 GHG Emissions Accounting Tool

  • Climate and Health
  • Scope 3
This tool provides a spend-based methodology for health systems and hospitals to calculate their Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across all 15 GHG Protocol categories. The accompanying How-to Guide provides a step-by-step process for accounting for a health care organization’s Scope 3 GHG emissions. Scope 3 emissions are all GHG emissions within the organization’s value chain,…

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Scope 3 GHG emissions

Pandemic perspective

  • Benchmark Report
The COVID-19 pandemic upended health care and continues to have lasting impacts on the way we deliver care. It brought significant shifts in hospital operations, from shutting down elective surgeries and vastly reducing food service operations to dealing with monumental supply chain challenges and a rapid transition to telehealth.  Sustainability leaders at Practice Greenhealth partner…

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2022 sustainability data

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

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10 key elements for sustainable procurement programs

  • Sustainable procurement
There are ten key elements in a best-in-class sustainable procurement program. The image below summarizes each element and where it is found in the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle,  a framework for developing and implementing a successful program. To learn more about each element and the PDCA cycle, refer to Practice Greenhealth’s sustainable procurement guide for health care. The guide serves as a…

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2021 Award certificate templates

  • Awards
Download these fillable certificate templates to share with colleagues.

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Reusable products

The video below will provide an overview of the Impact Purchasing Commitment reusable products goal, rationale, data collection requirements, and supporting resources. For more information, refer to Priority reusable products for health care.

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Sustainable food

The video below will provide an overview of the Impact Purchasing Commitment renewable electricity goal, rationale, data collection requirements, and supporting resources.

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PVC and DEHP

The video below will provide an overview of the Impact Purchasing Commitment PVC and DEHP goal, rationale, data collection requirements, and supporting resources.

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Furniture and furnishings

The video below will provide an overview of the Impact Purchasing Commitment furniture and furnishings goal, rationale, data collection requirements, and supporting resources.

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