Developing a business plan to embed environmental sustainability into the culture and core operations of health care

This grant supports the development of a business plan for activities of Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) that help hospitals make changes that make them greener and save them money. Under a previous Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant, HCWH developed a set of change packages and helped launch the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, a coalition of leading health care institutions that are championing sustainability practices in hospitals. Initial implementation of the change packages indicates that they have some up-front costs, but provide a return on investment in the near term. Working with a consultant (Jeffrey Hollender, former CEO of Seventh Generation), HCWH will develop a business plan that will enable it to sustain and expand its efforts to bring environmental sustainability to the hospital sector.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $200,000.00

Awarded on: 11/28/2011

Time frame: 12/15/2011 - 3/14/2012

Grant Number: 69729


Health Care Without Harm

12355 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 680
Reston, 20191-3458


Paul Bogart
Project Director


Gary H. Cohen
Project Director