Division Chief, General Academic Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Aparna Bole, MD, FAAP is Division Chief of General Academic Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine and Medical Director of the Rainbow Ambulatory Practice at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. She is also Rainbow’s Medical Director of Community Integration, in which capacity she leads efforts to build close partnerships with community organizations and stakeholders to enhance the well-being of patients and families at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s and MacDonald Women’s Hospitals, and supports innovation in women’s and pediatric primary care delivery. She is particularly interested in the intersection between environmental sustainability and pediatric public health. She serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health Executive Committee, and the boards of Health Care Without Harm, Practice Greenhealth, and the Ohio Environmental Council.
As Robin Guenther, AIA, this session moderator, has asked: what if the delivery of health care created nothing but health? What would our facilities look like? These two case studies explore the design, construction, and approach to healthy, green buildings: hospital-based care by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, Palo Alto, CA, and community-based ambulatory […]
Rising rates of antimicrobial resistance threaten the ability of clinicians to treat even the most basic infections. Evidence has demonstrated that hospital-based antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs) significantly reduce hospital rates of antibiotic resistant infections however most existing ASPs fail to address the upstream causes of community exposure to antibiotic resistant bacteria caused by pharmaceutical pollution […]
Great passion with no follow through is not healthy. Many staff across all sectors of health care list sustainability and a healthy environment as important components of their core values. But the reality is that often in their department, their organization, and their community, they struggle to get traction, have their voice heard, or make […]