Recognizing Achievement in Evidence-Based Design
For over 20 years the mission of The Center for Health Design has been to transform healthcare environments for a healthier, safer world through research, education and advocacy.
Through our EDAC (Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification) credentialing program we have certified nearly 2,500 individuals who have demonstrated a base knowledge of the evidence-based design (EBD) process.
Since 2009, healthcare administrators, architects, designers, educators and others, have applied an EBD (evidence-based design) process in projects throughout the world aimed to measurably improve healthcare outcomes, safety, quality, operational performance, and the experiences of patients, families and staff.
This award – a natural next step in the EBD progression – recognizes the use of an evidence-based design process in the pursuit of increasing value, improving outcomes, and engaging stakeholders. Awards are given to projects that show exemplary achievement across touchstones of the EBD process: collaboration, evaluation, and sharing.
Award Program Summary
Using a detailed evaluation matrix — created by The Center and based on more than two decades of work and collaboration across the health design community - submissions will be judged based upon their success in achieving identified criteria in the following three categories:
Collaborate: Submissions must demonstrate interdisciplinary team and stakeholder education, engagement and development.
Evaluate: Submissions must demonstrate the extent to which research was found, evaluated, and applied to link design to outcomes and measurement of results.
Share: Submissions must demonstrate how the EBD process was applied and how the knowledge gained was disseminated, captured, and has the potential for application to future projects.
Awards are determined based on how well the project meets criteria to achieve different levels of recognition. Applicants are not compared to one another; only against award criteria.
Who Should Apply
Application Information Packet: Please download this packet prior to completing your application. You will find information here about the award criteria, scoring, instructions, and more.
Interdisciplinary Team & Roles Chart: This document must be completed and uploaded in the application.
Stakeholder Contribution Chart: This document must be completed and uploaded in the application.
Photo Release Form: Download and complete this form if you will be uploading any images to your application. You will be asked at the end of the application to upload a completed version.
EBD Awards Touchstone Awards Application Fee: Complete the purchase of the application fee for access to the online application.
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