Healthier Hospitals Initiative
The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) is a collaborative effort among healthcare organizations to address health and environmental impacts of the healthcare industry. Medical centers and health systems around the country are joining this initiative and committing to improving environmental health and sustainability.
UCLA Health has committed to:
- Engaged Leadership: Actively engage leadership by implementing sustainable activities, such as creating a strategic sustainability plan and environmental steering committee, and educating employees on sustainability.
- Healthier Food: Decrease its meat purchases and increase the percentage of healthier beverages and local/sustainable food purchases.
- Less Waste: Reduce regulated medical waste to less than 10 percent, achieve recycling rate of 15 percent of total waste and implement a construction and demolition debris recycling program.
- Smarter Purchasing: Increase expenditures on reprocessed FDA-eligible, single-use devices by 50 percent.
Learn more about each HHI challenge »