Connecting Human Health to the Health of the Planet

Climate change and environmental degradation are threats to human health. Through the efforts of the center, Mass General strives to integrate sustainability into its clinical, research and educational activities, and to improve the environmental health of the hospital, as well as the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

The hospital acknowledges its responsibility to care for our patients without harming our local and global communities.

Our Initiatives

Focus areas relate to the health and welfare of the community, the expansion of medical knowledge through research and the commitment to education about the links between the environment and health.

Our Pillars & History

The center was founded on many years of work and planning within Mass General.

Our Leadership & Network

We are led by physicians, nurses, executives and managers committed to solving health care’s environmental problems and understanding the relationships between environmental decline and health.

Recipient of the 2022 Circles of Excellence Leadership and Climate Awards

Practice Greenhealth's Circle of Excellence Awards honor the highest performing hospitals nationwide in certain areas of sustainability expertise.

Publishing Climate and Health Research, and Greening Research Labs

On the CEH podcast, hear about the environmental impact of research and steps researchers can take to make their research labs more sustainable.

Latest Publications from the Center for the Environment and Health

View the most recent publications authored by our investigators about topics related to sustainability and climate change in health care.