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  • Environmental Excellence Awards Question & Answer Session #2

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/14/2018

    This informal working session is an opportunity to bring your questions about the awards application process and hear other members’ questions. Call will last as long as there are viable questions from participants or 60 minutes.

    Session Description 

    Applying for an Environmental Excellence award in 2018? Come to this Question & Answer session to address your toughest questions or to listen to how others are tackling the application process. There is no set content for this call—the session will be determined by members’ questions.

    Learning Objectives

    This session will

    • Respond to members’ questions about the 2018 award applications
    • Highlight additional opportunities for Practice Greenhealth support and technical assistance during the 2018 Awards season
    *This is a member-only event.

    Cecilia DeLoach Lynn

    Director, Sector Performance and Recognition, Practice Greenhealth

    Cecilia's role at Practice Greenhealth is to assist the organization in developing programmatic content, tools and resources, developing strategy for new sustainability initiatives and determining an industry-wide set of appropriate metrics and tracking mechanisms to monitor the success of healthcare sustainability programs. Cecilia provides sustainability content expertise and leadership to Greenhealth Academy's workshops, trainings, webinars and e-learning offerings as well as the Greening the OR TM Initiative. She is also an accomplished public speaker and trainer, and builds support and awareness for Practice Greenhealth through targeted speaking engagements, stakeholder engagement and outreach. Cecilia brings more than 14 years of experience working with hospitals and healthcare organizations to create customized sustainability programs and goals, and is working with the Practice Greenhealth team to evolve the next set of sustainability performance resources, metrics and tools. She has an MBA with a focus in corporate social responsibility and healthcare administration, is a LEED-accredited professional, and was instrumental in helping update the Green Guide for Healthcare's Operations Credits in 2008.

    Contact Info:

    Christopher Bodkin

    Data Coordinator, Sector Performance & Recognition, Practice Greenhealth

    Christopher's role at Practice Greenhealth is to help the sector become more sustainable through data collection, analysis, and reporting. He works with Cecilia DeLoach Lynn on the Sector Performance team to create dynamic metrics and data parameters to maximize both, accessibility of data, as well as what can be learned. Christopher's vision is to create a circumstance where metrics are aligned with fiscal and social responsibilities in the health care sector, thereby creating a natural incentive to encourage leaders to move their organizations in a more sustainable direction. Christopher oversees data collection and reporting for the Healthier Hospitals program, as well as creates content and reports around data.

    Contact Info:

  • Hello There, Get Ready to Share! What’s New to Do for Earth Day 2018

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/13/2018

    Join Practice Greenhealth’s Hermine Levey Weston, Kim Ray from Dignity Health and Samantha McKeough from HealthPartners for some lively presentations and sharing of Earth Day events. Learn what your organization can do to engage your staff and community in environmental stewardship for this year’s celebration of our planet Earth.

    Description:

    Join Practice Greenhealth’s Hermine Levey Weston, Kim Ray from Dignity Health and Samantha McKeough from HealthPartners for some lively presentations and sharing of Earth Day events. Learn what your organization can do to engage your staff and community in environmental stewardship for this year’s celebration of our planet Earth.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify fresh ideas to celebrate Earth Day in healthcare settings
    • Explore Practice Greenhealth Resources for Earth Day
    • Share your plans and ideas for Earth Day

    Pricing:

    Standard Price: $79
    Practice Greenhealth Member: Free
    Practice Greenhealth Subscriber: Free

    Kim Ray

    Co-Chair Environmental Action Committee, Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center

    Kim Ray is the Facilities Coordinator at Dignity Health, California Hospital with eight years of on the ground experience in Health Care Environmental Program Development.  Since she started at the hospital ten years ago, she has held positions in both in Risk Management and Environmental Services before moving into Facilities.  Kim Coordinates the Environment of Care Team, seeing this of as part of her passion for a safe and sustainable healing environment.  She is an expert in Waste Stream Management, Environmental Data Tracking, Employee Engagement and Current Best Environmental Practices in a Hospital Setting.  As co-chair of the California Hospital Environmental Action Committee, she’s lead her team to win the Practice GreenHealth Emerald Award in 2014, 2015 and 2016.  Kim also serves on the Humankindness Team at California Hospital and volunteers on the Heart of the City Five K Run Committee.   

     Kim started her working life in the Film Industry and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts from San Francisco State University. She is a Founding member of Los Angeles Theater Sports.   A health issue changed her career path, giving her a desire for work that allowed her to ‘give back’.  She also previously was a small antique business owner, and continues this on a part time basis, with the happy knowledge that living with antiques is a wonderful way to recycle and re-use.  She has two sons, both currently living in Los Angeles, and her favorite color is green.

    Contact Information:

         Email: Kim.Ray@DignityHealth.org

    Samantha McKeough

    Sustainability Coordinator, HealthPartners

    Currently the Sustainability Coordinator at HealthPartners, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Samantha has worked within HealthPartners’ award winning Sustainability program for over two years. In this role, she works to identify environmental and financial opportunities, reduce waste and mitigate the organization’s environmental footprint in order to fulfill its’ mission “to improve health and well-being in partnership with our patients, members, and the community.”

    She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she earned a degree in Environmental Studies as well as a degree is International Studies. She is an active participant in several professional workgroups and is a board member for the Women’s Environmental Network.

    Contact Information:

         Email: Samantha.A.McKeough@healthpartners.com

    Hermine Levey Weston, RN, MBA (Moderator)

    Member Engagement Manager, Practice Greenhealth

    Hermine Levey Weston, RN, MBA is Member Engagement Manager at Practice Greenhealth where she manages member accounts by providing support and technical expertise related to environmental and sustainability programs in health care settings. She is a health care professional with over 25 years of experience in health care quality management. Prior to joining the Practice Greenhealth team she was employed by the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Hermine developed the sustainability framework for improvement at this hospital and consulted with other community hospitals and nursing homes in Western Massachusetts regarding health care sustainability. For these efforts she was recognized as a Nurse Luminary whose members shine a light on environmental challenges in the diverse settings where they live and work. Hermine applied her healthcare experience while earning a Green MBA from Antioch University New England.

    Contact Information:

         Phone: 1-888-521-6664
         Email: hleveyweston@practicegreenhealth.org

  • Sustainability and the Role of Human Resources

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/30/2018

    Join Coro Strandberg, Transformational Leadership Consultant, to understand how to fully embed sustainability into Human Resources and foster a sustainable culture in your organizations.

    Session Description 

    Join Coro Strandberg, Transformational Leadership Consultant, to understand how to fully embed sustainability into Human Resources and foster a sustainable culture in your organizations. This webinar will define sustainability as social and environmental sustainability and provide an overview of sustainability trends and drivers and the business case for sustainability. It will summarize the role of the HR professional in embedding sustainability into the employee experience and life cycle from recruitment and onboarding to training and professional, leadership and competency development and performance management, talent retention and succession planning. A case study of best practices in sustainable human resource management will be profiled.

    Learning Objectives

    • Sustainability trends and drivers and how they will impact organizational success.
    • The business case and benefits of operating a sustainable organization.
    • The significant and essential role HR professionals can play to embed sustainability into an organization.
    • How one organization embedded sustainability in the employee experience and realized benefits.

    Pricing

    Standard fee: FREE
    Practice Greenhealth member: FREE
    Practice Greenhealth subscriber: FREE


    Coro Strandberg

    President, Strandberg Consulting

    Coro Strandberg is an influential sustainability strategist and thought leader. She is a trailblazer and visionary in marketplace innovation to advance social, environmental and financial progress and has contributed to the evolving field of sustainability for more than 25 years. She works with the public and private sector to create strategies and pursue business models to address social and environmental risks and opportunities that propel society towards a sustainable future.

    Coro specializes in helping organizations become leaders in transformational sustainability. This includes advising on sustainability leadership and innovation strategies, social purpose business models and sustainability governance, management, implementation and integration. She is an expert in integrating sustainability in finance, human resources, risk management and procurement and developing social and inclusive sustainability strategies. She regularly publishes blogs, articles, research, tools and guides on sustainability and corporate social responsibility leadership on her website at www.corostrandberg.com. Coro works and lives in her LEED Gold certified green home in Vancouver, BC which she built with her partner.

    Janet Howard

    Director, Member Engagement and Healthier Hospitals, Practice Greenhealth


    Janet Howard leads the facility member engagement team and the Healthier Hospitals program. The team provides fresh content, educational support and technical assistance to Practice Greenhealth facility members and Healthier Hospitals enrollees.  Recent projects include the Employee Engagement Toolkit and fresh content on Materials/WastesEngaged Leadership and the new Less Food to Landfill goal and toolkit.

    The Member Engagement team works together to help organizations recognize the link between sustainability programming and quality, patient experience and performance excellence. Janet's angle is around empowerment and the belief that every person deserves a safe, healthy and respectful environment.

    With Iqbal Mian, Janet developed a strategic deployment consult offering at Practice Greenhealth. The day-long program facilitates the facility or system's vision, mission, goals and elevator speeches for sustainability programming in alignment with overall strategic organizational goals. This senior level engagement results in strategic deployment and optimizes programmatic success.

    Janet pioneered sustainability in health care from 1991-2004 for Continuum Health Partners in New York City. She is a frequent writer on health care sustainability issues for outlets like Greenbiz, CSR Wire and Health Care Design Magazine. Read Janet’s columns on her LinkedIn profile.

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    Contact Info:

    Email: jhoward@practicegreenhealth.org (T): 866.598.2110

  • Starting or Growing a Sustainability Internship Program

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/25/2018

    Join this call to learn about a sustainability internship model that can help maximize work product and intern satisfaction.

    Session Description

    Join this call to learn about a sustainability internship model that can help maximize work product and intern satisfaction.

    Anna Weinroth Ward, HCA’s director of sustainability, will outline the sustainability muti-intern program model she created and discuss case studies with details on how to get value for the program for interns and leaders.

    A successful internship program should: 1. provide structure, access to experts, and mentorship for technical and soft skills. 2. allow the interns to gain confidence in their abilities to contribute to a sustainability program. 3. include an organization’s culture. Interns often begin their involvement with sustainability through varying educational pathways and experiences. A multiple intern program can use this as an advantage and leverage the varying backgrounds through discussions among interns.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand a methodology to maximize the use of time – yours, your organization’s, and the interns’ – when leading a multi-intern sustainability program.
    2. Gain practical tips that have worked on what to do in advance, during, and after a multi-intern sustainability program closes for the summer.
    3. Understand how to have a program that results in collaborative and independent work from multiple interns, with different skill levels, and different knowledge about sustainability.


    Pricing:
    Standard Fee: $79.00
    Practice Greenhealth Member: Free
    Practice Greenhealth Subscriber: Free





    Anna Weinroth Ward

    HCA Healthcare, Director of Sustainability

    Anna Weinroth Ward identifies and implements sustainability solutions in support of HCA’s enterprise-wide sustainability plan and comprehensive program of environmental sustainability to promote energy and water conservation, green buildings, and increase recycling and environmentally conscious purchasing. Anna created HCA’s multi-intern model for sustainability interns. Her model engages and empowers participants, including masters’ candidates and undergraduate students without previous experience in health care sustainability. She has led nine interns in the program.

    Janet Howard (Moderator)

    Director, Member Engagement and Healthier Hospitals, Practice Greenhealth


    Janet Howard leads the facility member engagement team and the Healthier Hospitals program. The team provides fresh content, educational support and technical assistance to Practice Greenhealth facility members and Healthier Hospitals enrollees.  Recent projects include the Employee Engagement Toolkit and fresh content on Materials/WastesEngaged Leadership and the new Less Food to Landfill goal and toolkit.

    The Member Engagement team works together to help organizations recognize the link between sustainability programming and quality, patient experience and performance excellence. Janet's angle is around empowerment and the belief that every person deserves a safe, healthy and respectful environment.

    With Iqbal Mian, Janet developed a strategic deployment consult offering at Practice Greenhealth. The day-long program facilitates the facility or system's vision, mission, goals and elevator speeches for sustainability programming in alignment with overall strategic organizational goals. This senior level engagement results in strategic deployment and optimizes programmatic success.

    Janet pioneered sustainability in health care from 1991-2004 for Continuum Health Partners in New York City. She is a frequent writer on health care sustainability issues for outlets like Greenbiz, CSR Wire and Health Care Design Magazine. Read Janet’s columns on her LinkedIn profile.

    ______________________________________________________________________

    Contact Info:

    Email: jhoward@practicegreenhealth.org (T): 866.598.2110

  • How HealthPartners engages leadership, board

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/11/2018

    Active engagement and support from an organization’s senior leadership and board of directors is vital to the long-term success of any sustainability program.

    Session Description

    Active engagement and support from an organization’s senior leadership and board of directors is vital to the long-term success of any sustainability program.

    Learning Objectives

    1. When sustainability programming goals connect with overarching strategic goals, sustainability programming has the greatest return on efforts, including cost savings, staff engagement, environmental improvement, and community benefit. Learn practical tips to garner the endorsement by senior leadership and the board of directors. Discuss how a successful sustainability program begins, the tactics it takes to open the door for discussion, and how to ultimately get the approval to proceed.
    2. The sustainability program will need to periodically report to both the senior leadership and the board of directors. The presenters will discuss the data tracking, storytelling, and reporting, including advice on the style of materials presented.
    3. Feedback is a great form of engagement. Learn about the feedback loop during the reporting process with the senior leadership and the board of directors in order to continually enhance culture and the sustainability program. Hear how leadership input has supported further maturing of the programs, created a stronger tie to mission, and ultimately improved the health of the communities.
    4. The presenters will discuss what data is used to communicate to various stakeholders that have an interest in the sustainability program’s success. Learn how they use stories to personalize data to capture value and ROI.

    Pricing:

    Standard Price: $79

    Practice Greenhealth Member: Free

    Practice Greenhealth Subscriber: Free

    Barbara Tretheway

    Senior Vice President and General Counsel, HealthPartners

    As the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for HealthPartners, Ms. Tretheway is responsible for providing comprehensive legal advice and direction to the management and governance of HealthPartners and its affiliated entities. She also is responsible for managing the legal, clinical and enterprise risk management programs, business continuity planning, and sustainability programs of the organization.

    Ms. Tretheway earned a Doctor of Law from University of Wisconsin Law School. Prior to joining HealthPartners, Tretheway practiced law at Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty and Bennett, P.A. in Minneapolis. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, Wisconsin State Bar Association, and the American Health Lawyers Association. She is a member of the board of directors of Martins Point Health Care in Portland, Maine and the Overseas Cooperative Development Council in Washington, D.C.

    Janet Howard (Moderator)

    Director, Member Engagement and Healthier Hospitals, Practice Greenhealth


    Janet Howard leads the facility member engagement team and the Healthier Hospitals program. The team provides fresh content, educational support and technical assistance to Practice Greenhealth facility members and Healthier Hospitals enrollees.  Recent projects include the Employee Engagement Toolkit and fresh content on Materials/WastesEngaged Leadership and the new Less Food to Landfill goal and toolkit.

    The Member Engagement team works together to help organizations recognize the link between sustainability programming and quality, patient experience and performance excellence. Janet's angle is around empowerment and the belief that every person deserves a safe, healthy and respectful environment.

    With Iqbal Mian, Janet developed a strategic deployment consult offering at Practice Greenhealth. The day-long program facilitates the facility or system's vision, mission, goals and elevator speeches for sustainability programming in alignment with overall strategic organizational goals. This senior level engagement results in strategic deployment and optimizes programmatic success.

    Janet pioneered sustainability in health care from 1991-2004 for Continuum Health Partners in New York City. She is a frequent writer on health care sustainability issues for outlets like Greenbiz, CSR Wire and Health Care Design Magazine. Read Janet’s columns on her LinkedIn profile.

    ______________________________________________________________________

    Contact Info:

    Email: jhoward@practicegreenhealth.org (T): 866.598.2110

  • Environmental Excellence Awards Question & Answer Session #1

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/10/2018

    This informal working session is an opportunity to bring your questions about the awards application process and hear other members’ questions. Call will last as long as there are viable questions from participants or 60 minutes.

    Session Description 

    Applying for an Environmental Excellence award in 2018? Come to this Question & Answer session to address your toughest questions or to listen to how others are tackling the application process. There is no set content for this call—the session will be determined by members’ questions.

    Learning Objectives

    This session will

    • Respond to members’ questions about the 2018 award applications
    • Highlight additional opportunities for Practice Greenhealth support and technical assistance during the 2018 Awards season
    *This is a member-only event.

    Cecilia DeLoach Lynn

    Director, Sector Performance and Recognition, Practice Greenhealth

    Cecilia's role at Practice Greenhealth is to assist the organization in developing programmatic content, tools and resources, developing strategy for new sustainability initiatives and determining an industry-wide set of appropriate metrics and tracking mechanisms to monitor the success of healthcare sustainability programs. Cecilia provides sustainability content expertise and leadership to Greenhealth Academy's workshops, trainings, webinars and e-learning offerings as well as the Greening the OR TM Initiative. She is also an accomplished public speaker and trainer, and builds support and awareness for Practice Greenhealth through targeted speaking engagements, stakeholder engagement and outreach. Cecilia brings more than 14 years of experience working with hospitals and healthcare organizations to create customized sustainability programs and goals, and is working with the Practice Greenhealth team to evolve the next set of sustainability performance resources, metrics and tools. She has an MBA with a focus in corporate social responsibility and healthcare administration, is a LEED-accredited professional, and was instrumental in helping update the Green Guide for Healthcare's Operations Credits in 2008.

    Contact Info:

    Christopher Bodkin

    Data Coordinator, Sector Performance & Recognition, Practice Greenhealth

    Christopher's role at Practice Greenhealth is to help the sector become more sustainable through data collection, analysis, and reporting. He works with Cecilia DeLoach Lynn on the Sector Performance team to create dynamic metrics and data parameters to maximize both, accessibility of data, as well as what can be learned. Christopher's vision is to create a circumstance where metrics are aligned with fiscal and social responsibilities in the health care sector, thereby creating a natural incentive to encourage leaders to move their organizations in a more sustainable direction. Christopher oversees data collection and reporting for the Healthier Hospitals program, as well as creates content and reports around data.

    Contact Info:

  • Introduction to Practice Greenhealth - December 2017

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    To learn more about maximizing the value of your membership, join our monthly Practice Greenhealth overview and orientation for new and renewing members.

    Session Description

    To learn more about maximizing the value of your membership, join our monthly Practice Greenhealth overview and orientation for new and renewing members. Bring your team and questions as one of our member engagement experts reviews (via presentation and on-line demonstration) the resources available with your Practice Greenhealth membership, and explores how they can be used to support and further sustainability priorities at your facility. An archived recording is always available. Start here and identify your next steps!

    Learning Objectives

    • Align sustainability with organizational, professional missions.
    • Review member benefit resources and navigation/location on PGH website.
    • Identify 3 next step action items to take at your facility.

    *This is a Practice Greenhealth Member-only event

    Hermine Levey Weston, RN, MBA

    Member Engagement Manager, Practice Greenhealth

    Hermine Levey Weston, RN, MBA is Member Engagement Manager at Practice Greenhealth where she manages member accounts by providing support and technical expertise related to environmental and sustainability programs in health care settings. She is a health care professional with over 25 years of experience in health care quality management. Prior to joining the Practice Greenhealth team she was employed by the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Hermine developed the sustainability framework for improvement at this hospital and consulted with other community hospitals and nursing homes in Western Massachusetts regarding health care sustainability. For these efforts she was recognized as a Nurse Luminary whose members shine a light on environmental challenges in the diverse settings where they live and work. Hermine applied her healthcare experience while earning a Green MBA from Antioch University New England.

    Contact Information:

         Phone: 1-888-521-6664
         Email: hleveyweston@practicegreenhealth.org

  • When Leaders Say "Yes" to Energy

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    It is common for health care leaders to challenge proposed energy projects. How does Al Neuner, VP of Facilities Operations at Geisinger Health System convince his leadership to say “yes” every time? Join in a dialogue to learn the innovations and approaches Geisinger Health System utilized enabling them to earn a 100 Energy Star score, while translating energy savings to human health impacts.

    Description:

    It is common for health care leaders to challenge proposed energy projects. How does Al Neuner, VP of Facilities Operations at Geisinger Health System convince his leadership to say “yes” every time? Join in a dialogue to learn the innovations and approaches Geisinger Health System utilized enabling them to earn a 100 Energy Star score, while translating energy savings to human health impacts.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn strategies for utilizing data strategically to convince leadership to say “yes.”
    2. Gain insights for earning a 100 Energy Star score.
    3. Explore innovations that excite leadership.
    4. Learn to use the Energy Impact Calculator to measure human health impacts.

    Pricing:

    Standard Price: $79
    Practice Greenhealth Member: Free
    Practice Greenhealth Subscriber: Free


    Alan Neuner

    Vice President, Facilities Operations, Geisinger Health System

    Alan Neuner is Vice President for Facilities Operations at Geisinger Health System, an integrated health system with facilities dispersed across a 31-county service area in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. A native of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, Mr. Neuner received his mechanical engineering degree from Drexel University and worked for several years in the steel and air separation industries before joining Geisinger in 1988. In his current role, he is responsible for over 300 employees servicing a physical plant of over 10 million square feet.

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    Contact Info:

         Al Neuner, CHFM
         Vice President, Facility Operations
         Geisinger Health System

         Phone: 570.271.5515
         e-mail: aneuner@geisinger.edu
         LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/facilitiesguy

    Iqbal Mian, MSSM (Moderator)

    Member Engagement Manager

    Iqbal Mian, MSSM, Member Engagement Manager, manages a portfolio of health care members and develops content and resources on energy conservation, quality and various other topics. Iqbal received his master of science in Sustainable Management from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. Other degrees include Executive Masters of Business Administration International Studies Program and a bachelor's in Business Administration and Supply Chain & Operations Management. Iqbal is a Certified Building Operator, Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Facilitator Trained, ISO 14001 Internal Auditor and versed in Energy Benchmarking (Utilization, ENERGY STAR, LEED - HC, NC, EB).

    Since 2010, Iqbal led sustainability initiatives first at Affinity Health System, then Ministry Health Care (through expansion) and most recently as a member of Ascension Health. He has developed policy, toolkits, sustainability strategy and rolled out multiple initiatives including energy conservation across the 15 hospitals and 46 clinics within Ministry Health Care.

    Iqbal brings a passion for healthier environments, empowerment, multi-facility system organizing, creativity and fun. During his downtime he enjoys mountain biking, videography and family.

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    Contact Info:

    Iqbal Mian
    Email: imian@practicegreenhealth.org
    Phone: 866-329-5170

  • Data 101 Series: Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Data Tracking and Goal Setting

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/13/2017

    Join us to learn more about available tools for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions data tracking, new resources, and recommended targets from Practice Greenhealth to get started on this journey.

    Session Description

    One of the most complex pages to our awards program is the Climate page. Many health systems do not yet understand how to utilize tools such as ENERGY STAR Portfolio manager to track their Scope 1 and 2 emissions, and only 22% of award applicants reported doing a GHG audit as part of a baseline process.

    Join us to learn more about how to start tracking GHG emissions to create a baseline and available resources to help do your work. Daniel Kreeger, the Executive Director with the Association of Climate Change Officers, will share how other sectors have tackled this, and then Lauren Koch will review the different scopes, how to find the necessary data, and share examples of how other health systems have set goals toward GHG reduction.

    Learning Objectives

    • Educate Practice Greenhealth membership on how to fill out the GHG table on the award application.
    • Learn about existing resources to help you track this complex data set.
    • Learn why reducing GHGs are important to meeting the mission of health, and how to sell that to your leadership.

    Pricing

    Standard Fee: $79
    Practice Greenhealth Member: Free
    Practice Greenhealth Subscriber: Free


    Lauren Kleinman Koch (Moderator)

    Outreach and Engagement Specialist

    Lauren Kleinman Koch is an Outreach and Engagement Specialist for Practice Greenhealth, in addition to her project management responsibilities for the Market Transformation working groups and the Health Care Without Harm Climate Program. Prior to joining the organization, Lauren earned a dual Masters in Environment and Natural Resources / Public Policy and Administration from The Ohio State University while she worked as an Administrative Manager at the OSU Wexner Medical Center in the Pharmacy Department.

    Daniel Kreeger

    Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers

  • Connecting Climate and Health Co-Benefits to Community Benefit Strategies

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/13/2017

    Join us for a presentation by Providence St. Joseph Health on its new community health needs assessment that integrates climate and environmental assessment practices and train caregivers throughout the health system. We will also review the new Practice Greenhealth toolkit that is designed to help environmental leads introduce a new framing of climate and health to their community benefit colleagues.

    Session Description

    American Public Health Association (APHA) and Practice Greenhealth are teaming up to present on an important topic: climate co-benefits within community health.

    Hospital community benefit programs can address health priorities while also providing climate co-benefits such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions that mitigate the health risks of a changing climate. The community health needs assessment (CHNA) process provides a unique opportunity for hospitals to align their environmental and community health goals for mutual benefit. Providence St. Joseph Health will present on its new community health needs assessment that integrates climate and environmental assessment practices and trains caregivers throughout the health system.

    This webinar will also review the new Practice Greenhealth toolkit that is designed to help environmental leads introduce a new framing of climate and health to their community benefit colleagues. It introduces tools and resources to help Community Benefit staff identify climate-related health risks in their communities, current projects that have climate co-benefits, and how to integrate climate and health into the Community Health Needs Assessment process.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand why APHA named 2017 the "Year of Climate and Health" and why they believe it's important for public health professionals to connect with hospitals in their community to team up to improve public health.
    • Understand the connections between climate and health, and why this is important to capture co-benefits within the community benefit process.
    • Learn from Providence St. Joseph about how they have set up a system-wide program and are already seeing results.
    • Identify tools to assess climate and health impacts in CHNA processes and evaluate community benefits for climate co-benefits.

    Pricing 

    Standard Price: Free
    Practice Greenhealth Member: Free
    Practice Greenhealth Subscriber: Free

    Dora Barilla, DrPH, MPH

    Executive Leader, Community Investment, Providence Health & Services

    Dora Barilla, DrPH, MPH, CHES is the Executive Leader, Community Investment for Providence Health and Services, President of HC2 Strategies, Senior Fellow for the Institute for Health Policy and Fellowship at Loma Linda University Health.  She is the former Assistant Vice President for Strategy and Innovation at Loma Linda University Health and the founder and Chair for a not-for-profit organization, Partners for Better Health, promoting health initiatives in communities. Dora has spent last two decades putting healthcare plans in place that are strategic, effective, and yes, downright creative. Dora understands that a proactive health policy requires innovative thinking and action and nothing less will do. She is a dedicated individual who exemplifies an unrivaled commitment to community health outcomes.

    Dr. Barilla has been a key thought leader and proven innovator who has spearheaded (or “created and driven”) strategic plans for known health systems. Looking at needs assessment, implementation, strategy, advisement, coalition building, systems and policy changes – the many spokes in today’s healthcare wheel - Dr. Barilla drives meaningful change we need in our ever-changing healthcare environment. She is a champion of health access, and actively engages the communities she serves using the power of the pen and voice. She is a prolific writer and in-demand speaker, which allow her to share her experiences in a more personal way. 


    Elizabeth Schenk, Ph.D., MHI, RN, BC,

    Nurse Scientist, Providence Health & Services

    Elizabeth Schenk, PhD, MHI, RN-BC is Providence-WSU Nurse Scientist, where she co-leads nursing research efforts for Providence St. Joseph Health, a large health system in the western US. She is an assistant research professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing. In addition, she is sustainability coordinator for Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana, while also addressing environmental stewardship across the health system. As a nurse scientist, Beth’s primary research interest is in the environmental impacts of nursing practice. She developed the NEAT: Nurses Environmental Awareness Tool. Additional research experience is in the areas of reduction of harm in hospitalized patients and adoption of electronic medical records.

    Beth is active in the Missoula community, serving as co-chair of the board of the Institute of Health and Humanities, and on the Executive Committee of Climate Smart Missoula. In addition, she serves on the national board of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthier Environments. When time, she likes to spend time with her beloveds (family, friends, and pets), garden, play hockey and music.

    Natasha DeJarnett, PhD

    Dr. Natasha DeJarnett is a graduate of the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky where she completed her PhD in Public Health (2013) and Masters of Public Health (2009), both concentrating in environmental health sciences. As a postdoc at the University, she was awarded a fellowship by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to investigate cardiovascular risks of air pollution exposures. In 2015, she became the recipient of the prestigious Impact Award from the Society of Toxicology’s Cardiovascular Toxicology Specialty Section for her 2014 paper “Acrolein Exposure is Associated with Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk.” Dr. DeJarnett was named the 2017 Alumna of the Year for the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences and concurrently awarded designation in the class of 2017 Alumni Fellows. Currently, she is a policy analyst in the American Public Health Association’s Center for Public Health Policy where she leads the Natural Environment portfolio which includes air and water exposures along with climate change.