Network Organizations

The National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM’s) Action Collaborative on Decarbonizing the U.S. Health Sector (Climate Collaborative) is a public-private partnership of leaders from across the health sector committed to addressing the sector’s environmental impact and strengthening its sustainability and resilience.

The Climate Collaborative is committed to galvanizing a movement within the health sector to mitigate and adapt to climate change, while centering and maximizing human health and equity. To extend the reach and impact of this work, we invite entities to join the movement and participate as Network Organizations.

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What does it mean to be a Network Organization?

Network Organizations acknowledge the critical need for action to address climate change and protect human health, well-being, and equity. These organizations also agree to make a visible commitment outlining the institution’s current and/or future work in the priority areas of the Climate Collaborative. Network Organizations actively support and contribute to the work of the Climate Collaborative but are distinct from its member organizations, including its sponsors, steering committee, and working group members.

Network Organizations:

  • Are listed on the Climate Collaborative’s webpage, along with an organizational “commitment statement” describing their current and/or future work to address climate change, as well as a representative’s contact information
  • Receive regular updates on the work of the Climate Collaborative, including priority invitations to public meetings and advance notice of new resources and publications
  • Have opportunities to provide input on Climate Collaborative activities
  • Receive communications tools such as social media toolkits and infographics to disseminate to their own networks
  • Receive networking and information-sharing opportunities

It is expected that Network Organizations will:

  • Participate actively in the work of the Climate Collaborative (e.g., by attending meetings and responding to requests for information)
  • Share annual updates with the Climate Collaborative about the Network Organization’s climate change-related work
  • Provide feedback to enhance the effectiveness of the Climate Collaborative’s outputs, outreach strategies, and other activities
  • Share evidence-informed actions and strategies, as well as promising practices for health sector leadership in addressing climate change, to be considered for amplification across NAM networks
  • Share announcements about activities and products of the Climate Collaborative
  • Support the Climate Collaborative’s social media and public engagement campaigns


Criteria for Becoming a Network Organization

  • Participation is restricted to organizations (legal entities) only. Individuals or groups of individuals are not eligible to become a Network Organization. Note: This opportunity is open to private / for-profit, public (, and non-profit entities outside of the Climate Collaborative’s existing membership. Organizations located outside the U.S. are also eligible to apply to become a Network Organization.
  • Participation as a Network Organization is subject to approval of the organization’s application and submission of a commitment statement.


How to Become a Network Organization

Please complete this survey and submit an organizational commitment statement following the criteria and guidelines provided. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; a member of NAM’s staff will respond to your submission within 20 business days of receipt. 

Current Network Organizations

Contact: Lindsay Propper |
Commitment Statement

Contact: Warria Esmond |
Commitment Statement

Ameresco, Inc.
Contact: Kathy Henderson |
Commitment Statement

American Academy of Pediatrics
Commitment Statement

American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Contact: Neha Pathak |
Commitment Statement

American College of Preventive Medicine
Contact: Drew Wallace |
Commitment Statement

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
Contact: Allison Lewis |
Commitment Statement

Association of Medical Device Reprocessors
Contact: Dan Vukelich |
Commitment Statement

Bernhard, LLC
Contact: Alyssa Jaksich |
Commitment Statement

Boston Medical Center
Contact: Melissa Monahan |
Commitment Statement

Cairo Neuropsychiatric Clinic
Contact: Amro Soliman |
Commitment Statement

Carilion Clinic
Contact: Sara Wohlford |
Commitment Statement

The Center for Health Design
Contact: Mike LaMont |
Commitment Statement

Cherokee Health Systems
Contact: Laura Porter |
Commitment Statement

Contact: Gina Cioffi Loud |
Commitment Statement

Children’s Environmental Health Network
Contact: Nsedu Obot Withersoon |
Commitment Statement

Climate Health Now
Contact: Ashley McClure |
Commitment Statement

Climate Psychiatry Alliance
Contact: Robin Cooper |
Commitment Statement

Clinically Sustainable Consulting LLC
Contact: Cassandra L. Thiel |
Commitment Statement

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Contact: Maria O’Brien |
Commitment Statement

Contra Costa Health Services (Contra Costa County)
Contact: Daniel Peddycord |
Commitment Statement

Cook County Health
Contact: Shannon Andrews |
Commitment Statement

Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations
Contact: Lisa Campbell |
Commitment Statement

Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate
Contact: Michele Pitale |
Commitment Statement

Contact: Elizabeth Baca |
Commitment Statement

Contact: Meighen Speiser |
Commitment Statement

ei3 Corporation
Contact: Mark Goldberg |
Commitment Statement

FHI 360
Contact: Howell Wechsler |
Commitment Statement

GW Climate and Health Institute
Contact: Kelly Whittier |
Commitment Statement

Henry Ford Health System
Contact: Chip Amoe |
Commitment Statement

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Centre for Global Child Health
Contact: Michelle Gaffey |
Commitment Statement

IMEG Corp.
Contact: Mike Zorich |
Commitment Statement

Impact Youth Sustainability Jamaica Limited
Contact: Christopher Chinapoo |
Commitment Statement

Institute of Global Health and Development, Aga Khan University
Contact: Jai Das |
Commitment Statement

The Journal of Climate Change and Health
Contact: Marcalee Alexander |
Commitment Statement

Kimball Sustainable Healthcare
Contact: Erika Kimball |
Commitment Statement

King County Medical Society
Contact: Nancy Belcher |
Commitment Statement

Korn Ferry
Contact: Lydia Glover |
Commitment Statement

Mass General Brigham
Commitment Statement

Michigan Clinicians for Climate Action
Contact: Emily Buettner |
Commitment Statement

Contact: JoAnna Abrams |
Commitment Statement

Montana Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate
Contact: Robert Byron | 
Commitment Statement

My Green Doctor
Contact: Todd Sack |
Commitment Statement

The National Association of Community Health Centers
Contact: Jessica Hinshaw |
Commitment Statement

NewGen Surgical Inc.
Contact: Ally Nguyen |
Commitment Statement

New Hampshire Healthcare Workers for Climate Action
Contact: Deborah Gerson |
Commitment Statement

New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Contact: Marjorie Kaplan |
Commitment Statement

New York State American Academy of Pediatrics District II
Contact: Colleen Fitzpatrick |
Commitment Statement

NYU Langone Health
Contact: Paul Schwabacher |
Commitment Statement

Partnership for Sustainable Development Nepal
Contact: Bishnu Bhatta |
Commitment Statement

Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Contact: Dana Slade |
Commitment Statement

Seattle Children’s
Contact: Srini Pendikatla |
Commitment Statement

Schertz Cibolo Emergency Clinic
Contact: Stephanie Ruiz |
Commitment Statement

Society of Behavioral Medicine
Contact: Lindsay Bullock |
Commitment Statement

Society of Public Health Education
Contact: Bishar Jenkins Jr. |
Commitment Statement

Contact: Dan Quinlan |
Commitment Statement

Contact: Erol Odabasi |
Commitment Statement

Sustain Our Abilities
Contact: Marcalee Alexander |
Commitment Statement

UMass Chan Medical School
Kortni Wroten |
Commitment Statement

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health
Contact: Paul Erwin |
Commitment Statement

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Contact: Ian Hadden |
Commitment Statement

University of California Health and the Center for Climate, Health and Equity
Contact: Carrie Byington |
Commitment Statement

University of Michigan Health System
Contact: T. Anthony Denton |
Commitment Statement

Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action
Contact: John Bagwell |
Commitment Statement

Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action
Contact: Abby Novinska-Lois |
Commitment Statement

The Wright Center for Community Health
Contact: John Slater |
Commitment Statement

Climate change is increasingly affecting people’s health. Improving the carbon footprint of the entire health sector can drastically lower the approximately 8.5% of U.S. carbon emissions for which it is responsible, while also having significant health, social, and economic benefits.

The Climate Collaborative is led by a steering committee and four working groups representing health and hospital systems, clinicians, private payers, biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, health care services, health professional education, academia, nonprofits, and the federal government.

Network Organizations are supportive of the Climate Collaborative’s goals and objectives but are not official sponsors or members of the Climate Collaborative.

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