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Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet
by Dr. Alan Lockwood

Drawing on peer-reviewed scientific and medical research, Dr. Lockwood meticulously details the symptoms of climate change and their medical side effects.

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Resources & Links

Tools & Resources

  • Farm Direct Food Safety & Sustainability Questionnaire (for hospitals to give to producers)
  • Oregon Healthy Food in Health Care Project Brochure - Brochure for the Oregon HFHC project describing background, goal, and support offered.
  • Oregon Balanced Menus Recipe Book - Acollection of reduced meat and meat free recipes gathered from Oregon and SW Washington hospitals.Recipes are of institutional scale.
  • Sustainable Food Policies - A Guide to Developing a Sustainable Food Purchasing Policy: This document is intended to help universities, colleges, hospitals, and other institutions - as well as those advocating for food system change - create, promote and implement practical sustainable food purchasing policies. This valuable resource was developed by Food Alliance. You may download the Guide to Developing a Sustainable Food Purchasing Policy and view related policy examples on the companion web site.
  • Green Guide for Healthcare - This free guide provides the healthcare sector with a voluntary, self-certifying metric toolkit of best practices that designers, owners, and operators can use to guide and evaluate their progress towards high performance healing environments.

Organizations & Websites

  • Healthy Food in Health Care - A program of Health Care Without Harm that works to employ market-based forces to increase demand for sustainably produced foods, improve hospital food quality, educate the public, and bolster the local economy. The principal goal of the project is to leverage the significant purchasing power and influence of hospitals to support regional markets for fresh, sustainable food, and to model healthy food choices to the public. Oregon Healthy Food in Health Care is a regional rollout of this national program.
  • Health Care Without Harm: Works to transform the health care sector worldwide, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it is ecologically sustainable and no longer a source of harm to public health and the environment. Visit HCWH's website for a wealth of information and resources
  • Food Alliance - A member of the Oregon Healthy Food in Health Care Advisory Team, Food Alliance works at the juncture of science, business and values to define and promote sustainability in agriculture and the food industry, and to ensure safe and fair working condintions, humane treatment of animals, and careful stewardship of ecosystems
  • Oregon Tilth - A member of the Oregon Healthy Food in Health Care Advisory Team, Oregon Tilth is a non-profit reasearch and education membership organization dedicated to biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture. Oregon Tilth offers educational events throughout the state of Oregon, and provides organic certification services to organic growers, processors, and handlers internationally.
  • Practice Greenhealth: A membership and networking organization for institutions in the healthcare community that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices
  • Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) - IATP works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems.
  • FoodHub  - FoodHub is a dynamic marketplace and online directory that makes it easy and efficient for professional food buyers and sellers to research, connect, and do business.
  • Public Health & Social Justice - Food Safety and sustainability articles, presentations and other documents compiled by Martin Donohoe, MD, FAC
  • Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides - The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) works to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides.
  • FoodMed - This conference is designed to help participants incorporate sustainable and nutritious food purchasing at their facilities, and learn cost effective strategies that emphasize health concerns that meet the unique needs of healthcare and facilitate the development of healthy communities. Presented by Health Care Without Harm's Health Food in Health Care program.
  • CleanMed - CleanMed is an annual national environmental conference for leaders in health care sustainability. Individuals from across the sustainability field come together to discuss best practices and learn about new trends and how the apply to the health care industry. Presented by Health Care Without Harm and Practice Green Health.