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What Does It Take to Revolutionize the Community Health Center Model?

Join The Center's 2014 Changemaker Award winner, Avein Saaty-Tafoya, CEO of Adelante Healthcare, for a webinar titled "The Future of Primary Care in the First LEED Platinum Community Health Center" and hear about the journey that led to a 43,000 square foot state-of-the-art center in Mesa, AZ that is not only the first LEED Platinum certified community health center in the nation, but is also accredited as a Patient Centered Medical Home.

Learn about all phases of the project, from the vision and planning to the design and construction including how to:                                                                                 

  • engage the community, staff, patients, board members, research  partners and other key leaders to establish a cross-functional planning and decision-making team
  • implement evidence-based design into an ambulatory care environment
  • utilize LEED principles, planning, decision-making and establish defined ROI
  • incorporate methods for change management and ways leadership can engage staff in order to affect positive organizational culture
  • adopt innovative practices and institutionalize EBD 

Thursday, February 26, 2015
11:00 am Pacific/ 2:00 pm Eastern

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Hurry to Take Advantage of EDAC Exam Prep Videos Sale -
Ends 2-28-15!

During the month of February, you can save 33% off the regular price of the EDAC Exam Prep Videos by typing in the promo code "FEBRUARY" at checkout.

The series of three 30+ minute videos include:

  • A comprehensive review of the content included in the three EDAC Study Guides.
  • A look at the exam format, types of questions and hints about how to prepare for the exam.
  • Sample questions at the end of each video with detailed explanations.

The EDAC Exam Prep Videos are a replica of the in-person study sessions presented at past Healthcare Design Conferences. Available on demand, (through Vimeo, a secure outside video rental service), you can view each video as many times as you want during the selected time period. One of the most important things to learn when preparing for the EDAC Exam is how to interpret what the question is asking in order to select the correct and most appropriate answer. These videos help make the content easier to understand through the use of visual examples.  Once you master the concepts, you will be able to not only pass the exam, you can put evidence-based design into practice in the design of healthcare settings.

For more information, including pricing, click here.

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Want to Learn How to Conduct a Safety Risk Assessment?

Attending the Healthcare Facility Planning, Design and Construction Summit in San Antonio? Be sure to register for the Designing for Safety: Using the Safety Risk Assessment Toolkit pre-conference workshop on March 15, 2015.  Attendees of this interactive workshop will learn the benefits of completing the Safety Risk Assessment (SRA) toolkit in a healthcare setting. The seminar will be especially valuable to healthcare facility design teams on how to conduct an SRA in the context of their own project (or a hypothetical one).  

The goals of the workshop will be:

  • Educate stakeholders on the benefits of completing a SRA for their healthcare facility design project
  • Provide the SRA toolkit components to facilitate adoption and implementation
  • Train attendees on using the SRA in the context of a healthcare facility design project.

For more information and to register, click here.


Upcoming Healthcare Design Academies
Healthcare Design Academies are regional events that provide educational sessions and resource connections to architects and facility administrators. Washington DC is February 26-27, 2015
and Houston, Texas is April 27-28, 2015
More details here.

Submit Changemaker Nominations
Do you know an individual or organization that has made a difference in the world of healthcare 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.


HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal 
Call for Papers
HERD accepts a range of manuscripts including research papers, opinion papers, theory papers, meta-analysis/ metasynthesis, book reviews, case studies, independent post-occupancy evaluations, letters to the editors, and responses to letters/papers. Submission guidelines 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.
Ten Rules for 21st Century Healthcare 
Blair L. Sadler and Robin Gunther have recently published an updated "Ten Rules for 21st Century Healthcare: a U.S. perspective on creating healthy healing environments". These 10 new rules can provide a template to accelerate improved health, health care, and lower costs. Read the complete article 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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