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Dec 21, 2011, 03:05 ET Health Care Without Harm Praises EPA for Mercury and Toxins Standard

Today, Health Care Without Harm praised the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for handing down new standards that would greatly reduce...


Dec 06, 2011, 11:47 ET Health Care Without Harm Steps Up Advocacy Efforts as Threats to Clean Air Act Increase

Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) has joined the American Lung Association and other organizations concerned with public health to sponsor an appeal to ...


Dec 06, 2011, 11:16 ET Health Leaders Call for Urgent Action on Climate

The following is being released by Health Care Without Harm: International health leaders in Durban for the global climate talks have called on...


Nov 16, 2011, 02:09 ET Health Group Urges Senate Committee to Act on Testimony in Support of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011

Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), a health advocacy group, urges Senators to act on testimony presented at Thursday's U.S. Senate Environment and...


Nov 14, 2011, 12:40 ET New Report Details Growth of Sustainable Hospital Food Service Programs

Health care food service programs are rapidly becoming more sustainable, following a conscious decision to provide fresher, more sustainable foods to ...


Nov 02, 2011, 12:29 ET Green Cleaning Study Shows Breadth of Green Cleaning Programs in Hospitals, Need for Health Outcomes Research

A new research report released by the Health Care Research Collaborative points out the need for studies to determine the impact of green cleaning...


Oct 25, 2011, 01:40 ET Hundreds Gather in Seattle for Healthy Hospital Food Conference

FoodMed 2011, the nation's most important conference on sustainable food in health care, has wrapped up in Seattle, WA. Hundreds of Hospital Food...


Oct 20, 2011, 12:20 ET Green Health Care Pioneer Gary Cohen, Founder and President of Health Care Without Harm, Named 2011 Game Changer by Huffington Post

Gary Cohen, president of Health Care Without Harm, has been named a 2011 Game Changer by the Huffington Post. Cohen was named a Game Changer in the...


Oct 13, 2011, 02:24 ET Healthier Hospitals Initiative Supports Groundbreaking New Environmental Questions for Health Care

The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) is pleased to learn of the Standardized Environmental Questions for Medical Products, a collaborative of...


Oct 06, 2011, 03:48 ET Health Care Without Harm Calls Passage of Bill to Delay EPA Regulations Limiting Pollution from Cement Plants "Unconscionable"

Health Care Without Harm strongly opposed the passage in the House today of one a bill intended to weaken the EPA's ability to protect the nation's...


Sep 27, 2011, 02:40 ET Health Care Without Harm Announces Sustainable Food in Health Care Awards

The Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Healthy Food in Health Care (HFHC) Program is pleased to announce the inaugural winners of its Annual Sustainable ...


Sep 23, 2011, 04:10 ET Health Care Without Harm Says Passage of TRAIN Act Puts "Rhetoric Before Science, Industry Profits Before Health"

Gary Cohen, President and Founder of Health Care Without Harm, has issued the following statement on the passage of the "Transparency in Regulatory...


Sep 02, 2011, 03:49 ET Health Care Without Harm Disappointed Over Postponing of Ozone Regulation Update

Gary Cohen, founder and president of Health Care Without Harm, issued the following statement in response to President Obama's decision to postpone...


Aug 11, 2011, 11:42 ET Health Care Without Harm Launches Clean Air Promise Campaign

Health Care Without Harm has announced a new initiative to help support the Clean Air Act. Called the "Clean Air Promise," the campaign will target...


Jun 02, 2011, 01:58 ET Michigan Endorses HCWH Healthy Food in Health Care Pledge for Hospitals

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) has endorsed a key concept of the Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Healthy Food Systems Initiative by ...


May 23, 2011, 02:02 ET Nurses Urged to Support Chemical Reform Legislation

The Health Care Without Harm Nurses Work Group has issued an Action Alert urging its membership and other nurses to contact their Senators to voice...


May 12, 2011, 02:12 ET On International Nurses Day, Health Care Without Harm Salutes Nurses Around the World

International Nurses Day is an opportunity to learn about the work of nurses and their contribution to improving environmental health. This year,...


Apr 21, 2011, 11:45 ET Hospitals Around the Country Hold Earth Day Events to Highlight Importance of "Going Green"

Hospitals and other members of the health care sector will be marking Earth Day 2011 with a wide variety of events showcasing their efforts to...


Apr 14, 2011, 03:28 ET Health Care Sector Supporting Comprehensive Chemical Reform Legislation

Health care sector leaders are urging Congress to move swiftly to pass chemical reform legislation, citing the measure as critical to public health...


Apr 13, 2011, 11:29 ET Carney Hospital Supports Public Health with Ban on Sugar Sweetened Beverages

Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), along with the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), applauds Carney Hospital (Dorchester, MA), for their ban on...


Feb 02, 2011, 01:40 ET New Legislation to Restrict Efforts to Reduce Air Pollutants Harms Public Health, Increases Health Care Costs

Efforts to restrict the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to reduce air pollution under the Clean Air Act are putting the nation's health at...


Jan 11, 2011, 02:28 ET Attacks on EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gases 'A Threat to Public Health'

Attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) role in protecting air quality and regulating greenhouse gases pose significant threats to the ...


Jul 28, 2010, 11:35 ET Health Care Sector Supporting Chemical Reform Legislation on Eve of Hearing

Health care sector leaders are urging Congress to move swiftly to pass chemical reform legislation, citing the measure as critical to public health...


Jul 13, 2010, 02:45 ET Physicians, Nurses, Clinicians, Hospitals Ask Congress to Enact Legislation Prohibiting Non-therapeutic Use of Antibiotics in Animal Production

More than 1000 physicians and other clinicians, including nurses, have signed statements asking Congress to pass legislation to reduce the use of...


Apr 21, 2010, 02:37 ET Hospitals Celebrate Earth Day with Events Highlighting Environmental Sustainability Efforts

Hospitals around the nation are celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by holding events to highlight the changes they are making in their...