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Join Us for a Webinar and Explore Color for Healthcare Spaces - Using Science and Research to
Select Surfaces, Lights and Patterns

July 31, 2014
11:00 am Pacific/2:00 pm Eastern

Sally Augustin, PhD, Founder, Principal, Design with Science will present how colors – on surfaces, in light, or combined in patterns – can be used to support an improved user experience in healthcare spaces.  Webinar attendees will learn not only how to make color choices, but also how hue, saturation, and brightness – as well as users’ culture and personal factors – influence the effects of color on the wellbeing of individuals and groups and probable health outcomes.

A practicing environmental psychologist, Sally is an expert on person-centered design. She integrates insights from environmental psychology and project specific research to develop places and objects that support desired experiences. Her clients include manufacturers, service providers, and design firms in North America, Europe, and Asia. As the editor of Research Design Connections, Sally has written widely on science-based design for a broad audience of people interested in the designed world.

To learn more about the webinar and for a detail biography, click here.

Pre-Conference Sessions at HCD You Won't Want to Miss, Plus
An Opportunity to
Take the EDAC Exam Risk Free* at Conference

Want to learn more about evidence-based design and prepare for the EDAC exam all while at Healthcare Design Conference this year?  Get the most of your time by attending these pre-conference sessions and then taking the EDAC Exam during conference: 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

  1. The D01 - Coaching Workshop, Practical Application of Evidence-Based Design, (8:30 am – 2:30 pm), is an excellent opportunity to bring EBD concepts into practice, offering an introduction to EBD as well as personal consultation about how to integrate the EBD process into your project(s).
  2. The D06 - EDAC Examination Preparation Workshop,
    (3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.), is a comprehensive study session to help prepare for the EDAC exam by offering general information about the exam, the types of questions on the exam, a detailed review of the three study guides, an overview of the five domains included on the Exam Content Outline, a summary of key concepts and time for Q&A.

Monday, November 17

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

HCD conference attendees have the opportunity to take the EDAC Exam at conference and take advantage of a 10% discount + risk free offer - you can retake the exam once at no charge if you do not pass.  Register by October 6, 2014 to avoid a walk in fee, use code HCD14. 

Here’s how: reserve your seat for the exam with your conference registration and then complete the exam application; use code HCD14 to receive the 10% discount (total charge for exam with discount is $319.50). Once you receive the "Notice to Schedule" your exam, you will need to select the "San Diego Convention Center" location on November 17.

*Those who don't pass will be allowed to retake the exam again at a later date for free. Exam must be retaken no less than two months and no more than 12 months after registration date.


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2014 HCD  Remodel/Renovation Competition
The top 3 projects in both categories of Dining Area and Ambulatory Care Environment - will be posted online at Readers will vote for their favorite designs. Registrations and presentations due
August 5. Details here.

Healthcare Design Academy
The next Healthcare Design Academy is  August 7-8, 2014 in Dallas, TX. Seven presentations including:
"The Link Between Patient Satisfaction and Facility Design",
Gary Vance, Director of National Healthcare, BSA Life Structures & Kristopher H. Morgan, PhD, Researcher,
Press Ganey

More info here.

Mark Your Calendars for the Next Networking + CE Event
September 18, 2014
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Steelcase Showroom
4 Columbus Circle
New York, New York

This event is FREE to CHD Affiliate Members, Sponsors, and Sponsor Guests, please
RSVP here.
Other professionals can attend for a
small donation of $40


On-Demand ICONS and Innovators Webinar Library Grows
Need CEUs? We constantly add to our on-demand webinar library and each webinar offers EDAC and AIA CEUs. Watch any or all on-demand ICONS and Innovators webinars at your convenience, here.

A Practitioner's Guide to Evidence Based Design
This book will help bridge the gap between EBD theory and practice in the design of healthcare facilities - providing examples of enhancing patient safety by reducing medical errors while eliminating environmental stressors, that negatively affect patient outcomes and staff performance.
  Learn more here.

CHD Offers Strategic Support with Research Advisory Services
Get access to access to vast healthcare design resources and research data, the services of a top-notch research team, and industry-wide best practice knowledge.
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.

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