For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrea E. Garcia, Touro University California
Associate Vice President, University Advancement

W: (707) 638-5272
C: (707) 280-8771
andrea.garcia@tu.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 4, 2019

Touro University California Presents a Special Presentation on the Importance of Green Healthcare by Dr. Roya Azizi

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, Touro University California’s (TUC’s) College of Osteopathic Medicine and Public Health Program welcome Dr. Roya Azizi, to discuss the roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals in minimizing waste and the overall carbon impact from healthcare. The lecture is free and open to the public with prior registration. 

WHO:  

  • Dr. Roya Azizi, Doctor of Policy and Planning, Sustainable Leadership Consultant
  • TUC College of Osteopathic Medicine and Public Health Program Representatives 

WHAT: Join us for a provocative presentation where Dr. Roya Azizi will discuss the negative impacts of the healthcare industry on the environment, and how healthcare professionals can reduce their carbon footprint by incorporating green solutions into their practice. Dr. Azizi’s green solutions include waste minimization/recycling, sustainable food servicing/sourcing, efficient medical equipment, environmentally-friendly products, water conservation, LEED building standards, and group transit alternatives. Her presentation will emphasize the importance of raising awareness of sustainability by incorporating green healthcare courses into the curriculum of all healthcare fields of study. In addition, participants will get a taste of what a green healthcare course could look like. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. 

AVAILABLE INTERVIEWS/VISUALS FOR MEDIA:

  • Stimulating presentation about the carbon footprint of healthcare and green solutions to reduce waste and the industry’s overall impact on the environment
  • Faculty, medical professional, and community member interaction 

WHERE: Touro University California, Lander Hall Auditorium A, 1557 Azuar Drive, Vallejo, CA 94592 

WHEN: Thursday, February 7, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 

REGISTRATION: The lecture presentation is free and open to the public with prior registration.  Register here or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/touro-university-public-health-dr-roya-azizi-lecture-green-healthcare-tickets-55928083403

WHY: Different studies have shown that non-healthcare employees actually have a higher level of awareness about environmental issues than those in healthcare organizations. Dr. Azizi seeks to change this through Green Healthcare courses that discuss a variety of environment-friendly solutions thus increasing healthcare professionals’ awareness of the importance of sustainability and instilling a sense of responsibility to reduce their waste and carbon impact.  

Dr. Azizi has a Doctorate in Policy, Planning and Development from the Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California with a focus in sustainable policies and planning. She currently teaches a wide array of courses in the California State University System including courses on the environment, sustainability, and administration in healthcare. She also provides healthcare administration efficiency consulting that has enhanced efficiency and business productivity by more than 85 percent each year.

About the Touro College and University System:

Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro has 35 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Illinois, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: www.touro.edu/news