Media & impact
Primum non nocere
Whether its pre-eminent scientific journals (e.g. Nature Medicine), renowned acadmic institutions (e.g. University of British Columbia), reputable media organizations (e.g. The Conversation), or multinational finance corporations (e.g. JPMorgan), HealthcareLCA is receiving attention from around the world.
This page provides a summary of our collective impact to date, including relevant publications by our team, media coverage, inclusion of our database on university library websites, and our social media presence.
Read on to explore HealthcareLCA's impact within the healthcare sustainability field.
10,000+ global users
Since launch, more than 10,000 individual users have used our database from nearly 80 countries.
HealthcareLCA: an open-access living database of health-care environmental impact assessments
The Lancet Planetary Health, December 2023.
Academic institutions that list our database
Selected social media coverage
Selected media coverage
The creation of HealthLCA was not commissioned by any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. Our website and database is maintained free-of-charge.
Our annual operating expenses, which include the costs associated with hosting this platform online, total $350 CAD.
This amount is generously covered by the Creating Sustainable Health Systems in a Climate Crisis project within the Healthy Populations Institute, a multi-faculty research institute at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. This project is run in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Health Systems in Ontario, Canada and the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare in the UK.
HealthLCA relies on generous support from the health community. To ensure that our database remains freely available, we depend on annual or one-off donations from individuals or organisations. Our annual fundraising target is $350 CAD. This simply covers the cost of hosting our platform online.
If you are interested in joining the global movement of healthcare workers fighting for a healthy and sustainable planet, get involved with one of the many advocacy groups.
1. Reduce health care’s climate footprint now
2. The health sector must support a societal transition to clean, renewable energy
3. Chart the course for zero emissions health care by 2050
4. Make development assistance for health climate-smart
5. Establish and implement government action plans for climate-smart health care
6. Deepen research on health care and climate change