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Gary Cohen has been a pioneer in the environmental health movement for thirty years. Cohen is Co-Founder and President of Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth. He was also instrumental in bringing together the NGOs and hospital systems that formed the Healthier Hospitals Initiative. All three were created to transform the health care sector to be environmentally sustainable and serve as anchor institutions to support environmental health in their communities. Cohen is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Sambhavna Clinic in Bhopal, India, which has been working for over 25 years to heal people affected by the Bhopal gas tragedy and to fight for environmental cleanup in Bhopal. He is also on the Boards of the American Sustainable Business Council, Health Leads and Coming Clean. Cohen has received the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and an Environmental Merit Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In 2013, he was awarded the Champion of Change Award for Climate Change and Public Health by the White House.

 

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The Case for Health Care to Transition Away from Fossil Fuels

Part of a series on A Special Series on Entrepreneurial Solutions to Climate Change

June 03, 2014

 
 

 
 
 

The Purpose of Healthcare

Part of a series on A Special Series for the 2014 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship

March 24, 2014

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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Mapping Systems: A Key Step Towards Driving Systems Change Tue, June 10, 2014

Mapping Systems: A Key Step Towards Driving Systems Change

 

 
 
 
 

Health Care Without Harm Thu, March 26, 2009

2009 Skoll Awards For Social Entrepreneurship

 

 
 
 
 

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Transforming Healthcare for the 21st Century: Innovations from the Ground Up - 2012

We live in an age of climate change, water scarcity, chemical exposures, population displacement, economic instability, and other challenges that impact health. By situating itself more squarely at the intersection of clinical ...

Transforming Healthcare for the 21st Century: Innovations from the Ground Up

 

 
 
 

Working with Governments to Deliver High Impact Solutions - 2011

Social innovators often work with governments to leverage existing infrastructure and to deliver the highest impact. These partnerships offer tremendous promise for scaling and pave the way for sustainable approaches to other ...

Working with Governments to Deliver High Impact Solutions

 

 
 
 

Partnering For Power - 2009

Access to private sector funding, supply chains, reach and expertise can help social entrepreneurs develop win/win scenarios. Health Care Without Harm and Kaiser Permanente promote better environmental and safety practices across ...

Partnering For Power: Leveraging Private Sector Alliances

 

 
 
 
 
 

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