The international network of Health Promoting Hospitals (HPH) is a global network organized under the umbrella of the WHO Collaborating Centers whose focus is primarily on patients and their relatives, with a specific focus on the needs of vulnerable groups, hospital staff, the community population and – last but not least – the environment.

In 2010, the HPH formed the Task Force on HPH and Environment to pursue environmental sustainability in the health care system.  This initiative was facilitated by the Bureau of Health Promotion, Department of Health, Taiwan, who is also a member of Global Green and Healthy Hospitals and Health Care Without Harm. In 2012, GGHH co-organized with the HPH Environmental Task Force a preconference on GGHH and a number of GGHH members participate in HPH activities in Asia and in Europe.

The Task Force on Health Promoting Hospitals and Environment has organized the 3rd “International Environment-Friendly Hospital Team Work Best Practice Award” with the hope of recognizing outstanding institutions as benchmark examples.

Eligibility Criteria (Hospital should fulfill at least one of the following):

  • Members of the International HPH Network
  • General members of the Task Force on HPH and Environment
  • Members of Global Green and Healthy Hospital (GGHH)

To apply for the awards, click here. Deadline: November 20th, 2015.

To enhance the effectiveness in reducing carbon and facilitate idea sharing among HPH members, the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) of the Ministry of Health and Welfare organized the 1st and 2nd “International Environment-Friendly Hospital Team Work Best Practice Award” in 2013 and 2014, respectively. A total of 11 winning hospitals were chosen. Winners were invited to attend an award ceremony during the Symposium on HPH and Environment, taking place during the International HPH Conference of the following year. Aside from receiving the award, the winning hospitals also shared their experiences. For information on the previous award winners and their work on sustainability health, click here.