B8 – Local More Than Locale: Purchasing from Community-based and Diverse Suppliers

Music Row 3

Join Practice Greenhealth Food Circle of Excellence award winners and sustainable food purchasing leader in exploring procurement best practices that integrate local and sustainable criteria with geography, ownership, size and diversity considerations. The local (farm and food business) relationships these hospitals have built not only strengthen the regional food economy but also offer workforce development, increased financial security for producers and processors, and the creation of healthy environments for their families and communities. This session offers a unique opportunity to weigh in on the criteria for local, beyond geography, for Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth’s definitions.

Food Sustainable procurement