Health Care Leaders form Alliance to Address Climate Concerns in WA
Along with seven other health systems, Providence became a founding member of the Washington Health Care Climate Alliance in efforts to protect Washington communities from the worst health impacts of climate change and advocate for policy solutions. The Washington Alliance represents Providence, CHI Franciscan, Kaiser Permanente, MultiCare, Seattle Children’s, Swedish Health Services, UW Medicine and Virginia Mason Medical Center and aims to bring health care’s expertise, experience and trusted voice to the legislative and regulatory process for climate-smart policies related to energy, transportation, food, waste, infrastructure and community resilience.
To further advance the work across the state, the Alliance leans on Health Care Without Harm for support and expertise. Health Care Without Harm is an organization that works with the health care sector in reducing its climate footprint, building climate-smart and resilient hospitals and communities and mobilizing health care’s ethical, economic and political influence to advance the transition to a low-carbon future.
“At Providence we believe that health for a better world includes working to reduce the health impacts from climate change by reducing our own greenhouse gases and building resilience in the communities we serve. We are proud to be a founding member of the Washington Health Care Climate Alliance.” – Ali Santore, Group Vice President, Government Affairs and Social Responsibility, Providence and Swedish Health Services.