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Has the Functional Program Been Making Your Head Spin? 

Join us for our next Pebble in Practice Workshop:
 "How a Functional Program Can Help Shape the Future" and understand how the functional program will HELP your planning process, not hinder it!

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Location: Steelcase WorkLife Center
4 Columbus Circle
New York, New York 10019

Early Bird Registration:  $465
After August 21, 2015: $565

The functional program considers the key components and stakeholders for creating a successful project that meets an organization’s strategic goals and bottom line. Work with members of The Center for Health Design’s Environmental Standards Council (ESC) to understand how the functional program will help your planning process, not hinder it. 

This fully interactive one-day workshop will dive deep into the functional program’s intent and purpose through application. Attendees will work in groups to create a functional program for a fictional scenario with guidance from the workshop faculty. More workshop information can be found here.

Workshop attendees are invited to stay for Health Design Insights networking event immedidately following the workshop.

This workshop sold out last year - make sure to register early!

Thanks to our workshop sponsor:

 High Value, Exclusive Pre-Conference Sessions
Plus An Opportunity to 
Take the EDAC Exam Risk Free* 

Kick off your Healthcare Design Expo & Conference experience with these exclusive pre-conference sessions that explore the practical application of evidence-based design into your projects, and then get prepared for the EDAC Exam with a comprehensive study session taught by industy experts.   

Saturday, November 14, 2015

‚Äč"I found this inspiring, really exciting, I had no idea that there was this intelligent thoughtful and really amazing group supported by tons of research - a fantastic group of people and wonderful references."
Ann Showan-Slade, MD, consultant, 2014 Coaching Workshop attendee

  • The 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 16

EDAC Exam 

11:00 am - 1:00 pm OR 5:00 pm - 7:00 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 5, 2015 to avoid a walk in fee, use code HCD15. 

Here’s how: reserve your seat for the exam with your conference registration and then complete the exam applicationuse code HCD15 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 "Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center" location on November 16, 2015.

*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.


July Only - Save 50% on 
"Community Health Center Design - 
Perspectives, Strategies and Recommendations for Renovation and New Facility Construction"

Learn from a panel of innovators with expertise in planning, financing, designing and operating transformational community health centers in this on-demand webinar. Explore how to draw a roadmap to building or expanding a truly community-centered facility. This webinar offers an in-depth look at every project phase and milestone from start to completion. Find out how to commit to a clear vision, raise funds, manage goals and grow revenue while utilizing thoughtful research methods and sustainable, evidence-based design practices. You'll learn how to prepare for increased demand for services and put patient experience and patient outcomes at the forefront.

  • Only $45.00 - a 50% savings for the month of July                 
    (sale ends 7/31/15) 
  • Unlimited viewings for seven days from day of purchase
  • Earn one continuing education unit for EDAC and AIA 

Click here to see a complete list of ICONS and Innovators on-demand webinars (with CEUs). Watch any or all of these webinars at your convenience, anytime, anyplace.

Making Education Actionable, Accessible and Affordable


Deadline Approaches for Healthcare Design's 2015 Remodel/ Renovation 
Enter and your project could be one of six winning remodel/renovation designs that will be featured in the December 2015 issue of Healthcare Design magazine. This year's categories include "women's health" and "emergency/urgent care". Entry registrations due 
July 28, 2015.  More information here.
NYC Health Design Insights
Come meet and connect with CHD Affiliate members and the regional healthcare design community for "Innovations in Healthcare Design" - informal, energetic, creative, short format presentations, (worth one EDAC/AIA credit) at 5:00 p.m., followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. September 16, 2015, 4 Columbus Circle, New York, New York.  More information here.
EDAC Summer Sale 
Register to take the EDAC exam anytime during the month of July, (registrants have a full year to take the exam from registration date), and get the EDAC Study Guide Set for 50% off - a savings of $130! The set of three study guides are the new Third Editions that include more EBD case studies and provide you with material that will help you prepare for the EDAC exam. More informaiton here.


Safety Risk Assessment Toolkit
The Center has developed a Safety Risk Assessment (SRA) toolkit to help healthcare design teams proactively identify and mitigate built environment conditions that may impact patient and worker safety in healthcare environments. A downloadable PDF version of this toolkit is available FREE.  Get more information here.
A Living Library
The Knowledge Repository provides a one-stop, complete source of healthcare EBD research with additional key point summaries being added monthly. It will continue to grow and develop as healthcare design evolves.  Stop searching, start finding.
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.
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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