Delivering Climate-Smart Health Care, 11/15/18 at 1pm EST

Delivering Climate-Smart Health Care, 11/15/18 at 1pm EST

While physicians take an oath to “do no harm,” the enormous environmental impact of health care operations in the United States is contributing to the burden of disease and harming the health of patients and communities. The health care sector produces an estimated 10 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, and hospitals consume more than 10 percent of the total energy use of all commercial buildings in the United States.  Webinar participants will learn about the environmental impact of the health care sector and opportunities to promote environmentally responsible, climate-smart health care.  Leading hospitals have been working to reduce their environmental impact, and physicians can be powerful champions to support the transition to environmentally sustainable health care. As an article in the AMA Journal of Ethics points out, “physicians and health organizations have obligations to use their influence, expertise, and resources to protect health, which includes promoting sustainability.”

This is a free webinar.  Register:  https://academy.practicegreenhealth.org/products/delivering-climate-smart-health-care