Film Showcases Mission to Protect People and Planet


Once upon a time, a small group of doctors, nurses, and healthcare leaders realized that, in violation of the Hippocratic Oath to “first, do no harm,” some hospital practices were harming patients and the planet.

This small effort grew into a global movement advocating for change on the critical environmental health issues of our time. As they live and work within the reality of climate change in the 21st century, their voice is growing even louder.

As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, Health Care Without Harm is excited to release Do No Harm, a short film telling the inspiring story of this global movement, which can be viewed at

Experience a beautiful short film about health care’s journey to embrace a broader mission that protects the health of patients and the environment.

In the film, Aparna Bole, a pediatrician and health care leader, shares the journey of how this small group of caregivers sparked a new way of thinking about health care’s role in protecting the health of patients and the environment.

Created by award-winning documentary filmmaker Nicole Newnham and supported by the Sundance Institute, Do No Harm is about everyone involved in our collective work.

The UCSF community is encouraged to post it on various website. Play it for patients. Pass it along to family and friends.

In the fight against climate change, health care stands at a turning point in history and can move to a tipping point.