MHA Healthier Hospitals
Massachusetts hospitals and
health systems voluntarily promote leaner energy and healthier
foods within their facilities across the state.
Massachusetts hospitals and health systems already are working on
various strategies to reduce their carbon footprint and focusing on
developing wellness and prevention programs for their patients, workers,
and communities. MHA’s efforts will help coordinate these efforts,
which are consistent with the community health improvement goals that
have been endorsed by both the federal and state
President & CEO, Massachusetts Health & Hospital
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The Massachusetts Health
& Hospital Association is working with Health Care Without Harm to
supplement existing efforts within the healthcare system toward
environmental sustainability. Our goal is to assist hospitals improve
their environmental stewardship and achieve the Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid’s Triple Aim: better care for individuals, improved
health for populations, and reduced per capita healthcare costs.
MHA is working with our members to support the sharing of best practices
and other resources for hospitals and their affiliates.
Massachusetts Healthier Hospitals Initiative is focused on two specific
challenge areas that improve the health and lives of our patients and
• Improve Energy Efficiency and Reduce Operational
Wellness and Prevention though Healthier Eating by Committing to
Antibiotic Stewardship efforts
is intended to serve as a clearinghouse for information available
to Massachusetts hospitals as well as a one-stop resource for best
practices, success stories, and more. Information will be posted
to this site that will include guidance materials, educational handouts,
and best practices from a network of national and local
MHA is working with Massachusetts hospitals to
sign on to an Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative that would reduce the
amount of meat products with non-therapeutic
Letter to Join the MHA Antibiotic Stewardship
and Guidance Materials for Hospitals that Have Signed the Antibiotic
Steardship Commitment .
food fact sheet.
on the Role of Health Care in Eliminating Antibiotic Overuse in Animal
2015 Webinar Series related to Developing Antibiotic Stewardship within
Emerging Science, Food Production Practices, and Federal Policy.
for Health Professional Engagement: Clinical Advocacy on Policies and
Role of Procurement in Preventing Antibiotic Overuse in Food
In the News
Honor Roll of facilities who have committed to the
March the Obama Administration released this National
Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant
Companies Go Antibiotics-Free as More Consumers Demand
• MHA Webinar
Health Systems - Healthier
MHA is working with Massachusetts Hospitals to reduce
energy use, decrease hospital operating costs, and promote energy
alternatives throughout the state.
Information Resource for Hospitals in MA .
press release on its affiliation with HHI
Herald article on Mass. hospitals participating in HHI
Globe article on Massachusetts
Medical Center - Leaner Energy.
Health - Leaner Energy.
Health - Leaner