Health Care Research Collaborative
First Annual Research Exchange on
Advancing Patient, Worker and Environmental Safety and
Sustainability in the Health Care Sector
Presented by the
Health Care Without Harm/Healthier Hospitals Initiative Research
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 8:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, Phoenix Arizona
||Learn about current research
studies focused on the intersection of patient, worker
and environmental safety in health care.
||Connect with researchers,
health care executives and federal officials.
||Develop new research projects
Over the next decade,
U.S. health care institutions will invest $200 billion in new
and renovated infrastructure. Health care leadership has
identified the intersection of patient, worker and environmental
safety and sustainability as priorities in making decisions
about these expenditures. The health care sector needs objective
research about the implications of sustainable design and
operations in health care.
The Research Exchange will bring together researchers - as well
as health system executives and federal agency staff - to learn
about research on the business case for sustainability and on
the impacts of sustainable design, operations, materials and
chemicals choices, and organization on patient, worker and
environmental safety and sustainability.
researchers and scientists from the National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health, University of Oregon, University
of California-San Francisco, Center for Health Design, and
Natural Resources Defense Council. The keynote talk will be
given by Blair Sadler, Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare
Improvement, speaking on "Fable Hospital 2.0: Its Implications
for Safety and Sustainability."