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Healthcare EPP Network

Organization(s) Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance
Project Description In 1999, after MA OTA had completed its second conference on pollution prevention in the healthcare industry, and based on conversations at a working meeting with interested parties, the office launched a Healthcare Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Network, which continues to meet on a bimonthly basis. The Network is composed of healthcare professionals responsible for facility management, purchasing, environment, safety, nursing, and other tasks; the Sustainable Hospitals Project at the University of Massachusetts, and Health Care Without Harm, an activist organization. The group has focused thus far on mercury reduction, alternatives to polyvinyl chloride plastic, management considerations, financial accounting for environmental costs, purchasing contracts, and group purchasing organizations. In the Fall of 1999 OTA started publishing the Healthcare EPP Network Information Exchange Bulletin. The purpose of the newsletter, which swiftly found over 150 subscribers, is not just to provide useful information that OTA has found, but to enable readers to share what they know. In addition, the minutes of each Network meeting are widely distributed to an email list.

More Info www.state.ma.us/ota/support/med.htm#epp
Project Contact
Name Rick Reibstein
Phone 617-626-1083
Project Keywords
Industrial Sectors Health Care and Hospitals
Activity Keywords Conference
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 10 No. 1, Winter 2000 [PDF]


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