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The Center for Health Design - Currents Newsletter

November 12, 2015

The Center's New Website

For over 20 years The Center for Health Design has been creating, collecting, organizing, and sharing the largest compendium of industry-changing healthcare design research, insights and solutions, resources and tools.

With the launch of our new website, we’re making it easier than ever for healthcare providers, architects, designers, product manufacturers, students and others to reference our work, use our tools, employ our strategies and tap into our experts in their endeavors, to learn about evidence-based design and improve healthcare through the design of the built environment.


New and enhanced website features include:

  • Organized to help you find what you need
  • Increased search capability for resources and tools by terms, resource type, associated topics or date
  • New website categories – "Topics" and "Insights & Solutions" – to help you solve specific healthcare design challenges
  • A growing Knowledge Repository –free access to  a one-stop, complete source of healthcare EBD research
  • An enhanced Events calendar; save the date for upcoming networking events, workshops, webinars and more

We hope you’ll visit the new website soon, take a look around, share it with coworkers and colleagues, and let us know what you think!

New Membership Opportunity

There's a new way to explore, learn and solve today's most pressing healthcare design challenges through our new membership opportunity, Affiliate+. This new program is designed for healthcare providers, architecture and design firms, product manufacturers and other organizations that actively integrate evidence-based design principles into their healthcare projects. In addition to all of the standard Affiliate program benefits, plus greater public visibility and larger discounts on Center publications and events, Affiliate+ program members receive exclusive access to in-depth, high value, leading-edge content, expertly-curated and delivered for efficient use.

We currently have a special offer— organizations that submit an Affiliate+ member application and payment by February 17, 2016 will receive the following additional exclusive benefits:

  • 15% Off First-Year Affiliate+ Fees
  • 25% Discount on Books & Multimedia
  • Unlimited User Access (per organization)
  • Resource Orientation Course
  • Topic Council Membership
  • HERD Journal Subscription
  • Copy of "A Visual Reference to Evidence-Based Design"

Want to learn more? Contact our membership development manager, Callie Unruh.


ICONS and Innovators WEBINAR:
Managing Aging in Place

Join Donovan Smith Jr., AIA, ACHA, EDAC LEED AP, Senior Healthcare Planner, KTH Architects, Thursday, December 3, 2015, as he explores how our personal health is integral to the natural and the man-made environmental context of the spaces, places and communities within which we live, play, work, gather, relate, heal, and prosper. As designers, there are vast opportunities to affect whole-person health, meaning in lives, and quality of life as we age in place. More information and register here.



Patient Room Design Checklist and Evaluation Tool 
Created with support from the American Society of Interior Designers Foundation, this post occupancy evaluation tool can be used by interior designers to apply research to healthcare design projects and to conduct post-occupancy evaluations of three types of hospital patient rooms:

  • adult medical-surgical
  • adult intensive care
  • maternity care

Download this  FREE  tool

We invite you
to come and meet the HERD Journal editors, this Monday, November 16, 2015,  at The Center for Health Design's booth next to registration at Healthcare Design Expo & Conference.


The Center for Health Design is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization 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? Contact us.

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