Resources from the Action Collaborative on Decarbonizing the U.S. Health Sector

Collaborative Resources 

Understanding Perspectives on Decarbonizing the US Health Sector | Summary of focus group and survey outcomes

Why Decarbonizing Matters for the US Health Sector | Primer on opportunities for action

Action Required: Climate Change Poses Dire Threats to Global Health and Well-Being | Feature story on COP Countdown roundtable

How Health Care Organizations Can Use the Inflation Reduction Act to Reduce Costs, Enhance Resilience, and Lower Their Environmental Footprint | NAM Perspectives Discussion Paper

Crossing the Decarbonization Chasm: A Call to Action for Hospital and Health System Leaders to Reduce Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions | NAM Perspectives Discussion Paper

Sustainability Journey Map | Interactive visual that outlines five key stages of the sustainability journey and provides links to best practices, resources, and toolkits

Key Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by U.S. Hospitals and Health Systems | A shortlist of key actions for hospitals and health systems to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions

Carbon Accounting 101 | Pre-recorded webinar series that covers the basics of carbon accounting 

Steps to Decarbonization Marketing Toolkit | Text, social media posts, and graphic to promote Collaborative products

Making Strides in Sustainability Series | Health leaders share lessons on pathways to climate action in feature stories

Health Care Leaders Speak Out on Climate Change | Public and private leaders share their commitments to moving the health sector towards decarbonization in video series

Addressing Research Gaps at the Intersection of Climate Change, Health, and Equity | NAM workshop to discuss research gaps and highlight interventions

Infection Prevention, Planetary Health, and Single-Use Plastics | (JAMA Network)

Related Publications and Other Media

National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative is combating climate change with Victor Dzau, MD | November 2, 2023 (American Medical Association)

Accelerating Action to Decarbonize Healthcare in the U.S. | July 12, 2023 (Politico)

Embracing sustainability makes good business sense​ | June 19, 2023 (Modern Healthcare)

Can we decarbonize surgical healthcare?| May 19, 2022 (Popular Science)

Q+A with Victor Dzau, MD, President National Academy of Medicine | May 2, 2022 (Modern Healthcare)

Decarbonizing the U.S. Health Sector — A Call to Action | December 2, 2021 (New England Journal of Medicine) 

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