HCWH's co-founder Gary Cohen is a recipient of the prestigious Skoll Award. This video, chronicling the evolution of HCWH's work, premiered at the 2009 Skoll World Forum. enlarge video
Healthy Food: Global Overview
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Since the purchasing power of health care systems is enormous, the decisions health-care institutions make about food can have a substantial impact on public and environmental health.
By adopting food procurement policies that are environmentally sound and socially responsible, health care institutions can protect the health of workers, patients and communities, and they can have a positive impact on the ecological health of the planet.
Toward that goal, Health Care Without Harm is working with hospitals to adopt food procurement policies that:
- provide nutritionally improved food for patients, staff, visitors, and the general public
- support and create food systems that are ecologically sound, economically viable, and socially responsible.
For detailed information on this topic, in addition to tools and resources, select your region of the world from the links at the top of this page.
- Cultivating Common Ground: Linking Health and Sustainable Agriculture (pdf)
report by Prevention Institute
- Food and Food Purchasing: A Role for Health Care (pdf)
- Food Service and Climate Change
- HCWH Policy Statements on Genetically Engineered Food, Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH), and Antibiotics
- Redefining Healthy Food, a Robert Wood Johnson White Paper (pdf)