In the wake of hurricanes and wildfires in 2017, health care leaders can safeguard lives and their organization's financial viability by investing in climate resilience, according to a new paper published by Health Care Without Harm and PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC.
Safe haven in the storm: Protecting lives and margins with climate-smart health care analyzes billions of dollars in losses and resilience-related savings to demonstrate how preparing for extreme weather can make or break a health system.
Health Care Without Harm created a customizable slide deck with talking points to accompany the report.
We suggest involving sustainability, facilities, emergency medicine, emergency planning, and financial departments to customize slide deck pages 9, 16, and 18 with facts based on your locations and your hospital’s sustainability and climate resilience work. We hope you will use the slide presentation to inspire your clinical, administrative, and facility leadership to read the Safe Haven report and implement climate-smart actions.
For assistance in this effort, contact the Health Care Without Harm Climate and Health team.