Nurses Welcome Kit and Resources

The Health Care Without Harm Nurses Workgroup has designed a welcome kit for nurses who are interested in learning more about how to reduce the environmental impact of their health care facilities. Topic-specific toolkits are also available.

Nurses Workgroup Minutes

The Nurses Workgroup hosts monthly conference calls open to all workgroup members. These calls are held in conjunction with the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE). Notes and recordings from past calls are available on ANHE's website. To receive reminders about these monthly calls, contact Kelli Barber, RN, MN or Mary Margaret Thomas, RN, MSN to be added to the nurses listserv.

Archived Webinar Series

Hosted by HCWH's Nurses Workgroup and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE).

  • Recorded July 12, 2012
    Climate Change & Health: Is There a Role for the Health Care Sector?
    By Laura Anderko, RN, PhD
    View archived links:
    Webinar Recording
    CE Certificate
  • Recorded August 21, 2012
    Healthy Food, Healthy Patients: Nurses Impacting Food Environments to Improve Public Health
    By David Wallinga, MD, MPA & Priya Saha, RN
    View archived links:
    Webinar Recording
    CE Certificate
  • Recorded November 27, 2012
    Greening your Nursing Practice: How to Get Things Done at Your Facility
    By David Wallinga, MD, MPA & Priya Saha, RN
    View archived links:
    Webinar Recording
    CE Certificate

Political Action

ANA House of Delegates Action Reports:

ICN Position Statements:

Other Tools and Resources for Nurses

Environmental Health Nursing - General

Environmental Health Nursing -- The Health Care Setting

Nurses in the News

  • Interview with Denise Choiniere, MS, RN, Cardiac Care Unit nurse and sustainability manager for University of Maryland Medical Center, who is currently leading their efforts to "reduce, reuse, and recycle”. Video of Denise at the opening ceremony for the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Farmers Markets.
  • IV League: Karen Bowman, environmental-health nurse, answers readers' questions
Karen Bowman, a member of the Health Care Without Harm Nurses Workgroup, was interviewed by Grist, an online environmental news magazine. She answered questions from the editors and readers.
  • Kathi Salley Randall, Winner of the 2011 Breast Cancer Fund Andrea Ravinett Martin Strong Voice Award. Watch her award video.

For more information, please also browse our topic-specific toolkits. Nurses are also encouraged to share their resources on environmental health by emailing the Nurses Workgroup co-chairs, Kelli Barber and Mary Margaret Thomas.