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EHES Web Resources

Overview: Environmental Health & Environmental Sustainability

“Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation,”e-book published by the University of Illinois. E-book containing:

  • Introduction to sustainability
  • Evolution of environmental policy
  • Climate and global change
  • Biosphere
  • Physical resources: water, pollution, and minerals
  • Environmental and resources economics
  • Modern environmental management

Nursing and Healthcare-Related Environmental Sustainability Resources

Practice Greenhealth
A national member advocacy group to help healthcare entities reduce environmental impacts. Webinars, tools, and topics are on the website.

Health Care Without Harm
Health Care Without Harm is an international coalition of hospitals and healthcare systems, medical professionals, community groups, health-affected constituencies, labor unions, environmental and environmental health organizations, and religious groups. This group shares a vision of a healthcare sector that does no harm, and instead promotes the health of people and the environment.

Healthcare Environmental Resource Center
This site provides pollution prevention and compliance assistance information for the healthcare sector. It is intended to be a comprehensive resource, covering all the varieties of hospital wastes and all the rules that apply to them.

“Nursing, Health, and the Environment”– Book and e-book by the Institute of Medicine
Nurses remain well positioned to address the potential health effects from environmental hazards at both the individual and community levels. The intent of this report is to remind providers, planners, administrators, observers, and receivers of nursing services that environmental health concerns should not be left to others or relegated to a small group of nursing specialists. On the contrary, these concerns are relevant to the entire nursing community, being part and parcel of the holistic health approach that nursing at its best has always championed.

National Environmental Education Foundation
Health professionals and National Environmental Health Education position statement

The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments is a network of nurses from around the country and world who are acting on the notion that our environment and health are inextricably connected. We are a group of nurses from all walks of our profession – hospital-based, public health, school-based, academics, and advanced practice.