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Do You Know the Crucial Methodologies and Components Needed for Designing Healthy Environments?

​Join Rosalyn Cama, FASID, EDAC, President and Principal Interior Designer of CAMA, Inc., February 12, 2015 for Life Indoors - the Design of the Built Environment's Impact on Health and Wellbeing webinar and learn key considerations including:

  • The advent of the evidence-based methodology on disruptive innovation in healthcare design
  • The use of biophilia as a baseline for understanding the shift to our inordinate amount of sedentary time indoors
  • A review of how to access color and light, and their misunderstood impact on a building occupant’s experience
  • Discussion of issues related to acoustical integrity of our environments
  • The benefits of environments that encourage human interaction, communication and the healing power of touch
  • How design can impact how we nourish ourselves
  • An assessment of how design impacts “life indoors” through a review of best practices 

Thursday, February 12, 2015
11:00 am Pacific/ 2:00 pm Eastern

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What Brings the Regional Healthcare Design Community Together?  A Networking & Design Pecha Kucha!

Thursday, February 19, 2015
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Steelcase Showroom
475 Brannon Street, Suite 110

San Francisco, CA 94107 

What's a Pecha Kucha?  It's an informal, energetic, creative, short format presentation, and it's what attendees to our Healthcare Facility Networking & Design event in San Francisco will experience. A brief panel discussion will follow the Pecha Kuchas, (worth one EDAC/AIA credit), and we'll wrap up the evening with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.                                         

Come meet and connect with CHD Affiliate members and the regional healthcare design community and watch a Pecha Kucha!

This event is FREE to CHD Affiliate Members, Thought Leaders and Thought Leader Guests - please RSVP here.

Other professionals can attend for a
small donation of $40.

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Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around
by Janet R. Carpman and Myron A. Grant

Just released -an award-winning, lighthearted guide to the ins and outs of wayfinding. It is addressed to “directionally challenged” people who cringe at the mere thought of navigating twisting hospital corridors or deciphering cryptic You-Are-Here maps. Carpman and Grant, longtime wayfinding consultants ( explain that finding your way around is a learnable skill, not a mysterious instinct you’re doomed to live without. Directional Sense provides step-by-step tips for following signs, reading maps, recognizing landmarks, using wayfinding technology, and more. By inference, this book offers health facility planners and designers new perspective on why some patients, visitors, and staff have trouble finding their way around and ideas about how to avoid shortcomings of wayfinding cues. Published by Institute for Human Centered Design  Available on


Upcoming EBD Journal Club Explores Lighting Intervention
The EBD Journal Club is FREE, open to all and provides the chance to hear and interact with authors. Join host Sheila Bosch, PhD, LEED AP, EDAC and authors Mariana Figueiro, PhD & Mark Rea, PhD on February 11, 2015, for this one hour event. More details here.
Submit Changemaker Nominations
Do you know an individual or organization that has made a difference in the world of helathcare facility design? Nominate them by February 27, 2015 for The Center for Health Design's 2015 Changemaker Award here.
Time to Register for EFA
This year's Environments for Aging Conference, April 19 - 21, 2015 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront provides opportunities to network, go on community tours, find new products and services and have access to industry leaders. Learn more and get registered today.


Improving Healthcare with Better Building Design
This book includes stories that will educate and inspire you to incorporate proven design innovations into your new construction or renovation plans that create the optimal healing environment for patients, staff, and visitors. Read more here.
The Center's Research Services
 Our team of experienced researchers can work directly with you in a variety of ways - from actually doing small research projects to providing much needed research support in many different areas.  More information here.
Get a Sweetheart of a Deal - 33% Off on EDAC Exam Prep Videos! 
Do you know there are on-demand EDAC Exam Prep videos designed to bring the content of the EDAC Study Guides to life?  And did you also know that you can save 33% off these videos but just for the month of February!  
More information 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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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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