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Access in-depth, high-value, leading-edge facility design research, strategies and tools that improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs
Affiliate+ is a new, exciting enhancement to our Affiliate program providing easy access to in-depth, high value, leading-edge facility design research, strategies and tools that improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.  In addition to all of the benefits provided through our regular Affiliate program, Affiliate+ member organizations receive:
  • Exclusive information, tools and resources to help solve today's most pressing healthcare design issues.
  • Additional discounts on publications, multimedia, EDAC certification, learning & networking events and services.
  • Greater visibility for organizations and their support of The Center and its mission.
Become an Affiliate+ Charter Member and receive 25% off first year fees plus additional benefits.  More information here.

The Functional Program Workshop:
How to Transform this Guidelines Requirement into
An Invaluable Project Planning Resource for Your
Next Construction or Renovation Project

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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

 Registration:  $565

Recent revisions to the 2014 Facility Guidelines Institute Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities have raised the importance and necessity of the functional program from an optional planning document to a minimum standard, necessary for all hospitals and outpatient facilities undergoing new construction or major renovation projects.

In this insight-filled, dynamic and collaborative workshop, you’ll not only learn about the updated aspects of the Guidelines – including when the functional program should be conducted, updated, and revised; and who is responsible for its completion – but how to use the function program to ensure project goals for intent, use and function are preserved through all construction phases.

In addition, workshop attendees can work with The Center’s Environmental Standards Council members for real-world insights and guidance on how the functional program should be developed with an interdisciplinary team to achieve innovation, accurate cost estimates, and overall facility design goals.

More workshop information can be found here.

Workshop attendees are invited to stay for the
Health Design Insights networking event with
cocktails and hors d'oeuvres immedidately following the workshop.


Thanks to our workshop sponsor:

Thought Leader Partner:


Attention Healthcare Providers, Architects, Designers:
Essential Evidence-Based Design Book
...Now at 50% Off!
"A must read . . . that helps design practitioners and their clients understand the practical and detailed implications of evidence-based design for healthcare facilities.  Bravo!"
Kirk Hamilton, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC
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.  EBD Pioneer, Jain Malkin's lively writing style makes research read like an adventure story with fascinating discoveries at every turn.  Two themes - the patient experience and patient safety are interlaced throughout every chapter, making this a necessary reference for the entire healthcare community.  
This guide provides inspiration and answers to the daunting challenges facing healthcare organizations today: 
  • the rapidly escalating cost of construction 
  • pay for performance
  • patient safety initiaties
  • integraton of information technology
  • the re-engineering of patient care delivery and
  • figuring out what to build to optimize return on investment and enhance the patient's experience. 

All explained with over 300 annotated, full color project photos and space plans. 

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.  

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



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 5:30 p.m., followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. September 16, 2015
4 Columbus Circle, New York, New York.  More information here.

AfH Phil Gusak Writing Prize
The RIBA Journal is honoured to be partnering Architects for Health for the second year on this important new writing prize: one aimed specifically at encouraging new design thinking in the health sector, and open to all. More information here.
Take the EDAC exam at Heathcare Design Expo & Conference
The EDAC Exam will be held two different times on Monday, November 16, 2015 at HCD Expo & conference;
11:00 am - 1:00 pm OR 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. 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. More information 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.
50% Off On-Demand Webinar 
"Implementing LEAN Strategies and the Eight Steps of Evidence-Based Design at Central Washington Hospital”, is on sale for 50% off during the month of September. This webinar focuses on how one firm integrated LEAN strategies and EBD to increase caregiver efficiencies. More information here.
ASID Funds POE Toolkit Organized Around 23 EBD Goals
Check out our FREE evidence-based tool that interior designers can use for applying research to healthcare design projects and to conduct post occupancy evaluation of patient rooms. Get 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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