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AHRQ published a primer detailing how hospitals and health systems can reduce their carbon footprint and protect communities from climate threats.

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Lawmakers are working to balance Democrats' calls for more COVID-19 and Monkeypox funding under a continuing resolution with Republicans' demands for a "clean" bill to fund the government through the November midterm elections.

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For decades, association member UCSF Health, in San Francisco, has made great strides in advancing health care sustainability, positioning itself as a leader in the space of clinical efforts to mitigate climate change. Join us to hear from Seema Gandhi, MD, an anesthesiologist and the medical director of sustainability at UCSF Health, who spearheaded the

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Notable for essential hospitals, the bill contains an extension of Affordable Care Act advance premium tax credits, and historic drug pricing provisions that give the federal government power to negotiate drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries.

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By extending ACA subsidies, the legislation would safeguard access to care for millions of individuals and families — a critically important outcome, given the ongoing threat of COVID-19 and the emergence of monkeypox.

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The $433 billion Inflation Reduction Act would allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and would extend expanded Affordable Care Act subsidies for three years. It also includes tax provisions and new investments related to energy and climate change.

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Learn about University of California San Francisco Health’s efforts to reduce health care–related emissions, and discover how to launch these initiatives at your own hospital.

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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) again halts Build Back Better human infrastructure package negotiations; House lawmakers will vote on a FY 2023 appropriations minibus.

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The HHS Office of Climate Change and Health Equity announced a climate change webinar series, beginning July 14, and shared a companion resource compendium.

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America's Essential Hospitals commented on several policy proposals of interest to essential hospitals and responded to requests for information on maternal health, equity, and climate change.

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The association urged HHS to provide funding, educate stakeholders, and build capacity to execute the 2022 Environmental Justice Strategy and Implementation Plan.

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New HHS initiatives focus on climate change, health equity, and the role health care stakeholders can play in promoting climate resilience.

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The proposed rule includes numerous policy and payment changes for Medicare’s Inpatient Prospective Payment System for fiscal year 2023, including a 3.2 percent increase in inpatient payment rates.

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Hospitals and other industry stakeholders are invited to pledge by June 3 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase their climate resilience.

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America's Essential Hospitals generally supports the tool, as it will direct investments to target several social determinants of health, but recommended the tool show aggregate data at the state and county levels.

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We welcome the focus on improving equity in today’s FY 2023 IPPS proposed rule, including in proposals related to climate change and maternal health.

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The National Academy of Medicine invites organizations to join its Action Collaborative on Decarbonizing the U.S. Health Sector.

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In its comments to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the association stressed the importance of considering hospital physical infrastructure and financial status in developing research and practice improvement strategies.

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Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, essential hospitals continued to act as models in the industry for sustainability practices.

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The work, part of a Kresge Foundation–supported project, follows a 2019 climate resiliency report from Essential Hospitals Institute, the association’s research entity.

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In this new report, Essential Hospitals Institute explores ongoing work by essential hospitals toward climate resiliency and makes recommendations for policymakers and funders to support the steps they are taking to mitigate their contribution to climate change.

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A new report from Essential Hospitals Institute shows that essential hospitals are taking steps to make themselves and their communities resilient to climate change and to reduce their own carbon footprint, but they face financial and other barriers to these goals.

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The project, funded by The Kresge Foundation, will examine what support essential hospitals need to achieve climate resiliency—making hospitals and communities better able to adapt to climate change—and the challenges they face reaching that goal.

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Essential Hospitals Institute seeks to partner with member hospitals that launched programs to adapt to climate change and improve community health.

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