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Be a Part of Our VIP Reception at Healthcare Design

Each year at Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, we get together at our VIP reception with top industry professionals and organizations who are a part of our CHD Affiliate and this year, our new Affiliate+ member community.  These members meet not only at this annual event, but also throughout the year as our guests at regional networking receptions, that include one hour CEU sessions. Members also enjoy discounts on most CHD products and educational tools. 

Want to become a part of this prestigious community who is fostering the EBD movement and advancing our work through their support? It's easy - contact Callie Unruh to learn of membership options and decide which is best for you.  All members receive an invitation to join us in Washington DC at our VIP reception at Healthcare Design Expo & Conference.  

Questions about Affiliate or Affiliate+ membership? Contact Callie Unruh, Membership and Development Manager at 925.521.9404, ext. 121 or

An Inspirational & Practical Approach to Design
Highlighted at Pre-conference Workshops

Attend one or both of the Healthcare Design pre-conference workshops listed below and get the knowledge and tools needed to address some of the cost and outcome challenges facing healthcare today. 

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.


Look For Our New Website Coming Soon 

Designed, organized and improved to help you find and use the resources you need. We’re creating, curating and providing easy access to the next generation of healthcare design information, tools and resources to empower you and your team to make even greater strides in improving healthcare through the design of the built environment.


This new website filled with expert interviews, issue briefs, case studies, design strategies, webinars and more will not only enhance your ability to improve the lives of patients, their families and their caregivers; it will equip you to help solve today’s most pressing healthcare issues – improving health outcomes and reducing healthcare costs.


Walk-ins Welcome to take EDAC Exam at HCD Conference
Candidates have two hours to take the exam - space is limited to the first 100 participants. Participation in the EDAC exam preparation workshop is recommended, but not mandatory. More information here.
NIghtingale Award Now Open for Submissions
Sponsored by Contract and Healthcare Design magazines in conjunction with The Center for Health Design, the Nightingale Product Design Awards recognize the best new products exhibited at the annual Healthcare Design Expo & Conference. Entries are now being accepted until October 26, 2015. More information, here.
Save the Date for EFA
The Environments for Aging Conference will be
April 9 - 12, 2016 at the Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX.  During this three-day learning experience, attendees will network with peers while learning the latest innovations and best practices in the design of long-term and residential care settings. More information coming soon. 



Need CEUs?  
Our on-demand ICONS and Innovators webinar library offers over 50 on-demand webinars with CEUs available for each one. Watch any or all at your convenience, here.
A Living Library
The Knowledge Repository provides a one-stop, complete source of healthcare EBD research with additional key point summaries (now over 300), being added monthly, it will continue to grow and develop as healthcare design evolves.  Stop searching, start finding.
EDAC Exam Prep Videos- A Virtual Classroom
Three 30+ minute videos -a comprehensive review of the EDAC Study Guides, exam format, types of questions and exam prep tips.  More information found 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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