. . . Given the urgency of this endeavor, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is launching — and we are chairing — an Action Collaborative on Decarbonizing the U.S. Health Sector. This public–private partnership of leaders from the federal government, the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries, hospital systems, private payers, and health professions aims to develop and implement a shared action plan for decarbonizing the health sector and strengthening its sustainability and resiliency. . .
. . . The collaborative will focus its decarbonization efforts on four areas. We will seek to work with industry to reduce scope 3 emissions, as well as facilitate coordination with the federal government to accelerate and better enable low-carbon innovations. To accelerate climate-sensitive health care delivery and practice, beyond highlighting direct mechanisms for reducing scope 1 and scope 2 emissions, the collaborative will identify opportunities for linking performance on sustainability metrics to value-based payment and reimbursement and for expanding health professionals’ curricula and programming on climate change. Finally, we will develop sustainability metrics and indicators for industry and health systems, along with shared plans for public reporting. . .
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