January 12, 2015

White House Launches Climate Resilient Health Care Facilities Initiative

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a guide to help health care facilities enhance their resilience to extreme weather events as part of the president's Climate Action Plan. The guide includes a planning framework and case studies of actual health care infrastructure responses to historical extreme weather events and emergent practices for improving health care infrastructure resilience. The American Hospital Association's Sustainability Roadmap for Hospitals initiative links hospitals to resources that can help them integrate sustainable practices into the health care environment.

View the extreme climate guidance on the HHS Web site.