Director of Climate and Health, Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth
Jessica Wolff is the U.S. Director of Climate and Health for Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth. She leads the Health Care Without Harm team in developing strategies to engage and support the health care sector in working on climate solutions and in becoming a leading voice on climate change.
Prior to her current position, Jessica was the Environmental Sustainability Advisor at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, an academic health system in New England, where she worked to develop and drive the system’s environmental sustainability program. Jessica worked as a women’s health nurse practitioner and health center director for many years. In 2009, she returned for her MBA, focusing on strategy and sustainability, and then held positions at Waste Management in their recycling and sustainability services. She has a degree in Environmental Studies from Oberlin College, a Master’s in Nursing from University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Health care is responsible for nearly 10 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Given what we all know about sustainability – you can’t manage what you don’t measure – our hospitals needed a toolkit to help them do just that. The Practice Greenhealth Greenhouse Gas Reduction Toolkit is built on the GHG Protocol and […]
The relationship between trees and human health outcomes is a complex one. Yet research in recent decades has strengthened the case for expanding opportunities for urban residents to mitigate chronic health conditions through active experiences that feature trees, forests, and other natural settings. The recent USDA-Forest Service publication, “Urban Nature for Human Health and Well-Being” […]