AHA Oct. 20 took part in the latest health care sector-focused webinar organized by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Climate Change and Health Equity, showcasing a series of tools hospitals are using to achieve sustainability. Michelle Hood, AHA’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, highlighted the benefits of the Energy to Care sustainability program, which was developed by AHA’s American Society for Health Care Engineering to enable health care professionals to add value to their organizations via an environmental sustainability focus. Hood also noted that AHA and ASHE have published a series of articles exploring the impacts of climate change and climate events on health care facilities, and the planning, preparedness and response efforts of health care organizations. A replay of the webinar is available here.

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