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Leading by Example: Health Care’s Role in Improving Health Through Climate Action
This Institute for Healthcare Improvement article discusses the relationship between health care and climate change.
Web link    Date Added: 01/18/2024    Date Last Modified: Jan 18 2024 2:56PM  
How the U.S. Health Care System Contributes to Climate Change
This article from The Commonwealth Fund describes how health care organizations have contributed to climate change and what they can do to reduce their carbon footprint.
Web link    Date Added: 11/08/2023    Date Last Modified: Nov 8 2023 3:48PM  
Hospitals Race to Save Patients — and the Planet
This article from the Association of American Medical Colleges details steps hospitals can take to examine their carbon footprint and reduce its negative impact on the community at large.
Web link    Date Added: 11/08/2023    Date Last Modified: Nov 8 2023 3:50PM  
Here's How Healthcare Can Reduce its Carbon Footprint
What are some solutions health care organizations can implement to help reduce their impact on climate change? This article from The World Economic Forum lists several options to consider.
Web link    Date Added: 11/08/2023    Date Last Modified: Nov 8 2023 3:58PM  
Decarbonizing the U.S. Health Sector — A Call to Action
How could educating health care professionals on the effects of climate change help improve patient outcomes? This article from The New England Journal of Medicine explores the answer to that question as well as the effect the health care industry has had on climate change overall.
Web link    Date Added: 11/08/2023    Date Last Modified: Nov 8 2023 4:00PM  
Plans, Tools and Templates: Emergency Planning
The Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response lists tool kits from various state health care organizations. These tool kits provide more information to help health care facilities create emergency preparedness plans.
Web link    Date Added: 11/08/2023    Date Last Modified: Nov 8 2023 3:53PM  
Hospitals Take Creative Steps to Reduce Carbon Footprint
This article from the Association of American Medical Colleges describes how certain health care industry sectors are taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint.
Web link    Date Added: 11/08/2023    Date Last Modified: Nov 8 2023 4:03PM  
Nursing Home Connect: NHSN Reporting Made Easy
Listen to this TMF Quality Innovation Network Nursing Home Connect webinar recording from March 14, 2024, to learn specific information about how essential hospitals can take advantage of the Inflation Reduction Act tax credits. This webinar was hosted by the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity.
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Climate Effects on Health
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website, Climate and Health, to explore strategies and programs to help communities prepare for the health effects of climate change.
Web link    Date Added: 04/02/2024    Date Last Modified: Apr 2 2024 6:33AM  
Earth Day 2024
Earth Day is a name used for two similar global observances. While some people celebrate Earth Day around the time of the March Equinox, others observe the occasion on April 22 each year.
Web link    Date Added: 01/18/2024    Date Last Modified: Jan 30 2024 12:05PM