Environmental Sustainability and Climate Resilience Healthcare Module
The Commission has drafted a framework of actions that health services can use to ensure their services are improving the safety and quality of care while addressing the health impacts of climate change and healthcare’s contribution to climate change. The framework of actions is called the Environmental Sustainability and Climate Resilience Healthcare Module.
Status of the Module
In October 2023, the Commission renamed the Module to recognise that actions on both adaptation (climate resilience) and mitigation (environmental sustainability) are required in addressing the health impacts of, and healthcare’s contributions to, climate change.
The Commission's Inter-Jurisdictional and Private Hospital Sector Committees endorsed the next steps for the Module, which the Commission's Board approved in November 2023.
|Advisory group formed with multidisciplinary health professionals, a consumer with industry experience and experts in environmental sustainability and climate resilience in health care
Public consultation conducted: 96% of 757 survey participants said the Module was needed
Refinements from consultation, including aligning the Module with Australia's National Health and Climate Strategy
Expanded advisory group for broader input from states and territories
Piloting the Module
|Anticipated release of the Module
Piloting the Module
The Module is available in draft format while the Commission continues to work with its advisory group to identify and develop resources to support piloting of the Module, anticipated for early 2024.
The piloting of the Module will provide an opportunity for health services to discuss examples of how they currently address climate resilience and environmental sustainability. Organisations interested in participating can contact the Commission.
Access the Module
Feedback on the module is invited and you can provide comment via email to email@example.com.
The piloting process will inform further amendments to the draft Module and the need for resources.