The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), today released a primer to help healthcare organizations reduce their carbon footprint and protect communities from climate threats.

In alignment with HHS goals, Reducing Healthcare Carbon Emissions: A Primer on Measures and Actions to Mitigate Climate Change features a prioritized set of measures and potential interventions to reduce healthcare’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The climate crisis is the most significant public health challenge of the 21st century. Healthcare is both a significant contributor to climate change and responsible for managing the adverse impact of climate change on health. . .

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