Climate change is emerging as the most important environmental and human health issue of our time. As stewards of individual and community health, hospitals have a unique opportunity to address climate change. Leading by example, hospitals must make impactful and measurable progress to address climate change in their own operations, among the communities they serve, and throughout the United States.
In an effort to build a unified voice among hospitals committed to addressing climate change, Health Care Without Harm established the Health Care Climate Council. The Council’s mission is to amplify public and private responses to climate change by:
- Accelerating investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency;
- Scaling the health sector’s adoption of climate change mitigation and resiliency programs; and
- Advocating for local, state, and national policies that ensure a sustainable and healthy future consistent with our collective vision for healthy individuals and communities.
The Council regularly produces op-eds, commentaries, and statements.
Becoming a Member
Council membership is open to hospitals and health systems that recognize climate change is one of single largest threats to public health and are committed to addressing the causes and impacts of climate change.
For more information about the Health Care Climate Council, its goals, or if you are interested in becoming a member, contact Eric Lerner, Director of Health Care Without Harm’s Climate Program.
- Advocate Health
- Ascension Health
- Cleveland Clinic
- Dignity Health
- Gundersen Health System
- Hackensack University Medical Center
- Inova Health Systems
- InterMountain Healthcare
- Kaiser Permanente
- Partners Healthcare
- Providence Health & Services
- Seattle Children's Hospital
- University Hospitals
- University of Vermont Medical Center
- Virginia Mason Health System