Screenshot from the SCRHCF Toolkit

Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Health Care Facilities Toolkit

This toolkit includes a best practices document, a framework describing affordable measures that can help make health care facilities more resilient, and resources for responding to challenges associated with climate change impacts.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Sustainable and Climate Resilient Health Care Facilities Initiative (SCRHCFI) is an effort to help assure the continuity of quality health and human care before, during, and after extreme weather events. This web-based toolkit includes the SCRHCFI Best Practices document, a five-element framework that comprises a vulnerability assessment for medical facilities and suggestions for building resilience, checklists (coming soon) to walk facilities through the five elements, and additional resources that encourage practical steps for building resilience. The five elements of the framework are:

  1. Climate Risks and Community Vulnerability Assessment
  2. Land Use, Building Design, and Regulatory Context
  3. Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Planning
  4. Essential Clinical Care Service Delivery Planning
  5. Environmental Protection and Ecosystem Adaptations
Last modified
17 June 2021 - 11:26am