In the face of an escalating climate and ecological crisis, the imperative for a sustainable approach has never been more evident. We are excited to spotlight an event that is pertinent to the One Health agenda. On Thursday 14th September at 12 pm (BST), a lunchtime webinar titled “Environmental Sustainability in Health Technology Assessment” by the York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) will delve into the synergy between healthcare and environmental responsibility.
The imminent threat of reaching the 1.5°C threshold outlined in the Paris Agreement necessitates collective action. As we inch closer to this alarming reality, various sectors, including healthcare, are realising their role in mitigating climate change. For instance, the National Health Service (NHS) acknowledges its share in carbon emissions and has set ambitious targets to counterbalance its footprint.
The webinar aims to address a pertinent question: How can healthcare decisions integrate environmental concerns through Health Technology Assessment (HTA)? HTA holds a pivotal position in shaping healthcare policies, making it a strategic avenue to foster environmental sustainability.
With the guidance of experts Melissa Pegg (Senior Research Consultant), and Matthew Taylor (Director) from YHEC, participants will gain insights into existing methodologies for quantifying the environmental impact of healthcare interventions. Beyond data and metrics, the webinar will facilitate discussions on the intricate balance between health outcomes and environmental consequences. This involves grappling with the nuanced decision of where to delineate priorities within HTA while advancing sustainable healthcare practices.
The webinar is online and free of charge, accommodating a diverse audience of healthcare professionals, policymakers, researchers, and concerned citizens from various corners of the world.
Register here for the “Environmental Sustainability in Health Technology Assessment” webinar.