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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

Join us at this workshop and work directly with members of The Center for Health Design’s Environmental Standards Council (ESC) to understand the functional program's key components, stakeholders. and how to create a successful project that meets an organization’s strategic goals and bottom line. 

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 explore the integrated elements of 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, 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.


Attention Healthcare Providers, Architects, Designers:
Essential Evidence-Based Design Book
...Now at 50% Off!
"Jain Malkin's deep insights and long experience as an accomplished healthcare designer illuminate this broad survey of evidence-based design research."
Roger S. Ulrich, Ph.D.
A Visual Reference for Evidence-Based Design, the definitive guide to bold, fresh approaches to patient care, is now on sale, but only for a limited time. The built environment is a powerful force in shaping a patients's experience and can even influence patient clinical outcomes. In this must-have resource you'll find bold new approaches to patient care and:
  • extensive research combined with dozens of case studies
  • the best practices available today in patient-centered projects
  • more than 300 full-color annotated project photos and architectural plans
  • a step-by-step guide to creating a research agenda

Chapter 1 is available for download, FREE

Until September 30, this book is on sale for $99.00 - that's a savings of $100.00!


Author Information:
Jain Malkin, CID, AAHID, EDAC, is founder of the firm Jain Malkin Inc., a leader in the field of evidence-based design for healthcare facilities. The author of several books on healthcare design, she consults from her studio in La Jolla, California. Malkin serves on the board of The Center for Health Design and lectures widely on excellence in healthcare facility design.

Why is patient safety and the design of the patient experience so important?  
Hear Jain's answer.


Architecture for Health Leaders Establish Legacy Fund
The Academy on Architecture for Health Foundation announced  the initiation of a Legacy Fund campaign designed to allow contributors to support educational and research initiatives through a phased, deferred, or estate programs. More information here.
NYC Health Design Insights
Come meet and connect with CHD Affiliate members and the regional healthcare design community at "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.
50% off On Demand Webinar
"The Wicked Problem of Waiting Rooms" It's About People not Process", is on sale for 50% off during the month of August. This webinar focuses on the current state of the spaces we design for waiting, and will pose the question: “What does a waiting area need to be?”  A design checklist is also provided. 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 environ-ments. A downloadable PDF version of this toolkit is available FREE.  Get more information here.
The Business Case for Building Better Hospitals through Evidence-Based Design
This free white paper offers an EBD toolkit to use when considering a major building project as well as a return-on-investment framework to evaluate the business case for each EBD feature under consideration.
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.
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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