Healthy Healthcare Toolkit
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The Public Health Law Center and the American Cancer Society have partnered to update the Center’s Healthy Healthcare Toolkit, which is designed to help organizations create healthier food environments with a special focus on hospital and healthcare settings. Although the series focuses on beverages and healthcare settings, many of the principles and approaches outline in this toolkit can also be applied to food environments, and also to other types of organizational settings.
The Healthy Healthcare Toolkit includes the following resources:
This guide is the core of the Toolkit. It describes key components that go into developing successful healthy beverage policies and initiatives.
This fact sheet answers some of the commonly asked questions about artificial sweeteners and discusses considerations around including artificially sweetened products in hospital food and beverage policies.
This fact sheet provides a summary of national and regional voluntary pledge programs that focus on improving the food and beverage environments within organizational settings.
This fact sheet provides responses for the questions that have typically come up when healthcare organizations have implemented healthy beverage programs.
This fact sheet explains how healthcare facilities are uniquely situated to both lead and benefit from healthy beverage policies and initiatives.
This fact sheet identifies the key points of access to drinks within a healthcare facility.
This fact sheet discusses some of the common misperceptions about the potential financial impact of healthy beverage policies and initiatives.
This fact sheet provides guidance on developing written definitions and beverage standards for healthy beverage policies and initiatives.
This fact sheet explains how sugary drinks contribute to chronic disease and health disparities.
This fact sheet explains why promoting drinking water from the tap makes public health and economic sense.