#ActOnClimate : First White House Summit on Climate Change and Health

#ActOnClimate : First White House Summit on Climate Change and Health

Kaiser Permanente (@KPShare) is a member of the Health Care Climate Council and one of the greenest health systems in the world.

It was a great honor to share several rooms at the White House (@WhiteHouse) yesterday with other committed health leaders, at the first Summit on Climate Change and Health.

I was present to give a 4 minute overview of Kaiser Permanente’s renewable energy projects. Continue reading→

Infographics: How health care can strengthen the food system

Infographics: How health care can strengthen the food system

These are great, because as I have previously pointed out, the health system and the food system appear at times (much of the time?) to be at odds with each other (see: Comparing the stats: The US Food System and US Health Care System | Ted Eytan, MD). There’s a way out. Thanks to Health … Continue reading Infographics: How health care can strengthen the food system

Changing Climate (chart), Washington, DC USA 1871-2014

Changing Climate (chart), Washington, DC USA 1871-2014

2014’s average temperature in Washington is below predicted trend, compared to the western United States (see my hometown, Phoenix, Arizona’s Haywood plot). Still, there is a noticeable increase in temperature, with predicted impacts on health in our nation’s capital. Continue reading→

Don’t forget about sustainable Information Technology: ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Champions

Don't forget about sustainable Information Technology: ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Champions

I posted earlier today about sustainable food. There’s also a thing called sustainable (low carbon) Information Technology, and it matters for health. Data centers are one of the fastest growing energy uses in the country. Health care has to heal across all dimensions… EPA ENERGY STAR (@EnergyStar) recognizes Low Carbon IT “Champions” who are cutting … Continue reading Don’t forget about sustainable Information Technology: ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Champions

Sustainable Food Scorecard Creates a Healthier Supply Chain| Kaiser Permanente Share

Sustainable Food Scorecard Creates a Healthier Supply Chain| Kaiser Permanente Share

Kaiser Permanente Share | Sustainable Food Scorecard Aims to Create a Healthier Supply Chain. Kaiser Permanente created the industry’s first Sustainable Food Scorecard, which allows the organization to rate suppliers and vendors and select the vendors who can best support the organization’s sustainable food purchasing initiatives.  Great job, Kathleen Reed and team, in working to … Continue reading Sustainable Food Scorecard Creates a Healthier Supply Chain| Kaiser Permanente Share

Video Friday: DC Mayor’s Health Care Sustainability Pledge

Now posted on the Washington, DC Mayor (@mayorvincegray) YouTube channel. And yes it was a huge honor to co-introduce him with my Executive Director of the Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth). More photos and info about this event : Sustainable Washington, DC USA Similar Posts: Photo Friday: Sustainable Washington, DC USA Standing on the Right … Continue reading Video Friday: DC Mayor’s Health Care Sustainability Pledge

The new, Green Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices #GreenHC

Kaiser Permanente – Antelope Valley Medical Offices from J&M Concrete Contractors on Vimeo. From Kaiser Permanente Share | A New Home for Specialty Care Opens in Antelope Valley : The new Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday Oct. 3. Also at the ceremony, Kaiser Permanente Southern California … Continue reading The new, Green Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices #GreenHC