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2006 H2E Champion for Change Award

Organization(s) New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services
Project Description The NHPPP was awarded the Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) Champion for Change Award for the second year in a row. This award recognizes the NHPPP for their continued efforts to promote mercury use elimination and the reduction of waste at healthcare facilities.

Since 2001, the NHPPP, in partnership with the New Hampshire Hospital Association Foundation for Healthy Communities, has coordinated the NH Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (NH3E), which meets quarterly to discuss waste reduction opportunities, environmental compliance improvements, and environmentally preferable purchasing options. This model has been implemented in five states and four communities, and four more states will soon follow.

In addition to the NH3E efforts to reduce mercury use, the NHPPP has worked with nursing homes, physician offices, home health agencies, mental health clinics, dental offices, as well as with their associations, to encourage environmental improvements through pollution prevention techniques and regulatory compliance. NHPPP estimates that almost 600 pounds of mercury have been removed from NH healthcare facilities.

Project Contact
Name Sara Johnson
Phone 603-271-6460
Project Keywords
Industrial Sectors Health Care and Hospitals
Activity Keywords Awards program
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 16 No. 1, Spring 2006 [PDF]


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