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Health Care Without Harm and Physicians for Social Responsibility Report: One-Quarter of CA Hospitals Are Committed to Sustainable Food as Center of Healing Mission
Date:11/6/2013

Sustainability Task Force at UCSF. "If we treat the community as a patient, our first prescription would be to stop producing meat raised with non-therapeutic antibiotics."

Created in 2005, the Healthy Food in Health Care Program has grown dramatically in recent years. As of October 2013, over 400 additional hospitals nationwide join these trailblazing California facilities in their commitment to improve hospital food and the larger food system.

"Our mission is to Heal, Comfort, and Promote Health in the communities we serve. We consider offering sustainable, healthful, food and beverage choices in our facilities as core to our mission. We are in a unique position to be able to nourish our staff, patients, and visitors, as well as support our local, fresh food economy. That’s real and healthy food in healthcare," says Barbara Hamilton, Sustainability Manager at Palomar Health in San Diego.

The full report is available online at http://www.CAHealthyFoodinHealthCare.org. A list of participating hospitals is included in the report.

The CA Healthy Food in Health Care Program is led by the San Francisco Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility and allied organizations in Los Angeles and San Diego.

Heath Care without Harm, an international coalition of more than 500 organizations in 53 countries, is working to transform the health care sector, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it is ecologically sustainable and no longer a source of harm to public health and the environment. To learn more about HCWH's work, visit our website at http://www.noharm.org.

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