Commons Health Hospital Challenge
A Call-To-Action for Hospitals to Practice What Doctors Preach
"A Call-To-Action for Hospitals to Practice What Doctors Preach". The challenge is aimed at beginning a conversation and sense of agency with citizens and their communities in the development of healthcare model that extends beyond the walls of hospitals and which begins with the health of people, their communities and their planet. The Challenge includes three initial components. These are: (1) The Elimination of Hospital Sugary Beverage Sales, (2) Adoption of the World Health Organization Baby Friendly Hospital Guidelines and (3) A Measureable Commitment to Source and Serve Local, Sustainable Food. Hospital facilities that adopt any one or more of these components will be publically recognized.
The Commons Health Hospital Challenge was developed to recognize and promote those hospitals that are leaders as institutions at linking clinical practice with health promotion and primary prevention. It is also a call to action, because without the example from healthcare, it become hard to imagine how our homes, businesses, schools and government might adopt simple prevention efforts.