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The Center for Health Design


 Helping You Prepare for the EDAC Exam with
Online Summer Study Sessions

The summer study sessions provide an opportunity to study online for the EDAC Exam; watch the new EDAC Exam Prep Videos and get questions answered during a live Q&A session with EDAC experts.

There are two ways to sign up for these study sessions:

  • Register for the EDAC Exam between May 15 and July 15, 2014 and get FREE access to one online EDAC Exam Study Session.  Login instructions will be emailed to new EDAC Exam registrants.
  • Already registered for the EDAC Exam but want to attend a summer study session?  You can sign up to attend one session for $75 by clicking on one of the dates below. Login instructions will be emailed once purchase is complete.

July 22, 2014, 3:00 – 5:30 pm EDT

August 14, 2014, 3:00 – 5:30 pm EDT

Congratulations to the 40 recently EDAC certified . . . welcome to the community!

The 2015 EFA Conference Call for Presentations Deadline is
July 18, 2014

There are three weeks left to submit presentation proposals to be considered for the Environments for Aging Conference, 2015.  We are now accepting and welcome presentation proposals that are suited to our educational foci that includes:
  •     Considerations for effective aging environments
  •     Innovative household/housing models
  •     Innovations in design and planning
  •     Aging-in-place/universal design
  •     Solutions that enhance the human experience
  •     Future-focused models
  •     Trends towards independence and wellness
  •     International perspectives
  •     Public/private partnerships
  •     The impact of technology and product innovations
  •     Innovative projects and community programs
  •     Evidence-based design research studies/reports
  •     Green design and sustainability
  •     Remodeling and repositioning of existing facilities
  •     The continuum of care
  •     Dementia and other cognitive challenges
  •     Funding considerations

To submit a presentation proposal, click here.


ICONS and Innovators On Demand Webinar Library Grows

Additional ICONS and Innovators on-demand webinars are now available, and each one offers EDAC and AIA CEUs.

Newly added on demand webinars include:

  • Designing a New Ambulatory Care Model: A Case Study Look at Ambulatory Design Trends featuring UW Health – Yahara Clinic 
  • Use of LEAN in Emergency Department Planning and Design

Watch any of our on demand webinars at your convenience, anytime, anyplace.  Once purchased, each webinar is available for unlimited viewing for seven days.  These webinars can be offered to your team as a professional development program from the convenience of their home or office and are an ideal way to receive continuing education credits.


Hurry - Healthcare Environment Awards  Project Submissions Due Soon!
Submit your new or renovated healthcare facility design to the Healthcare Environment Awards by July 3, 2014. The first place winner receives one compli-mentary registration to the annual Healthcare Design conference. More here.

Announcing the
2014 HCD 
Remodel/Renovation Competition
The top 3 projects in each category - Dining Area or Ambulatory Care Environment - will be posted online at hcdmagazine.com/renovate and readers will vote for their favorite designs. Registrations due July 15, presentations are due August 5. Details here.

Healthcare Design Academy
The next regional Healthcare Design Academy providing educational sessions and resource connections for architects and facility administrators, is
August 7-8, 2014 in Dallas, TX.  More info here.


A Living Library
The Knowledge Repository provides a one-stop, complete source of healthcare EBD research with additional key point summaries (now over 300), being added monthly, it will continue to grow and develop as healthcare design evolves.  Stop searching, start finding.

A Visual Reference to Evidence-Based Design
A must-have EBD resource, Jain Malkin's lively writing style makes research read like an adventure story with fascinating discoveries at every turn. Learn more here.


Get the Strategic Research Support and Expertise You Need
The Center's Research Advisory Services allows healthcare organizations, the design industry and product manufacturers access to quick and timely research advice and project management support.  Learn more here,

About Us:
The Center for Health Design is a nonprofit 501c(3) whose mission is to transform healthcare environments for a healthier, safer world through design research, education and advocacy.

Looking for ways to support our work?
Become EDAC Certified, Join our Community of Affiliates; Become a Pebble Partner; Add to our Knowledge RepositoryDonations make a difference; Watch our on demand webinars; Ask us about volunteer opportunities. Like us on Facebook; Contact us.


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