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The University of Westminster has published an excellent explanatory document on social prescription.
Environmental change poses pressing challenges to public health and calls for profound and far-reaching changes to policy and practice across communities and health systems.
Background: Global environmental change is associated with significant health threats.
Slides from workshop at 2017 annual RCOT conference (session 67).
Interesting article introducing the theme of climate change and health and highlighting the important advocacy role of health professionals
Quite a good basic guide on communicating about climate change and health
Article about the financial savings of implementing green strategies
These slides were used to facilitate an evening talk and discussion with medical students at UNESP University in Brazil.
Sustainability has been recognised as a domain of quality in healthcare, and building it into quality improvement (QI) is a practical way to drive incremental change towards a more ethical, sustain
This framework has been developed as a practical tool for service development or commissioning of sustainable mental health services.
This video outlines the process of developing a health professions curriculum on environmental sustainability and health in the United States.
A useful resource about how to teach on social (including environmental) determinants of health.
See case study 6 in particular!
A report on wasteful spending on health across OECD countries looking at waste in the clinical, operative and governance arenas and tools to reduce it.
I hope this might be interesting to some members, this article reports on work we have been doing to look at overuse in health care as a form of overconsumption, and examines health care overuse fr
Global resources are finite; as this becomes more apparent the concept of sustainability in healthcare is becoming more important.
Determining the carbon footprint of specific health care activities such as cataract surgery allows the assessment of associated emissions and identifies opportunities for reduction.
Chen, M., Zhou, R., Du, C. et al. Int Urol Nephrol (2016). doi:10.1007/s11255-016-1418-5
This half hour video looks at the health effects of climate change in six countries around the world. It is intended to help students in medicine, nursing and public health understand the con
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) has released three new Climate Change and Health Position Statements, promoting policies to deliver the health benefits of climate action.