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White House honours 2 CleanMed speakers

Two speakers appearing at CleanMed Europe, Gary Cohen and Jeffrey E Thompson were named as Champions of Change in Health Environmental Sustainability at an award ceremony in Washington on 9th July. Full report below.

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The White House Formally Recognizes the Link Between Health Care and Climate Change with Its Champions of Change Awards
Names "Champions of Change" in Health Environmental Sustainability
Champions of ChangeFollowing President Obama's announcement of his vision to reduce carbon pollution and lead the global effort to lessen the impacts of climate change, The White House has revealed its 2013 “Champions of Change” in the health care environmental sustainability sector. For their stellar contributions and leadership in health care environmental sustainability, The White House has named Jeffrey E. Thompson, MD, Chief Executive Officer and chairman of the boards of Gundersen Health System, and Gary Cohen, Founder of the Healthier Hospitals Initiatives (HHI), and President of Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth, Champions of Change today during an official ceremony.

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The White House Council on Environmental Quality hosted a “Champions of Change” event to honor Jeff Thompson, MD, Gary Cohen and other leaders on public health and climate change on Tuesday July 9 from 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To learn more about the White House Champions of Change program and nominate a Champion, visit www.whitehouse.gov/champions. Read the President’s Climate Action Plan.