Who's doing what, where and how in healthcare design? New research, tools, resources and events for you.
Share with a colleague   View in your browser.
Join Affiliate
The Center for Health Design
The Center for Health Design


Fast Forward

For 30 years it’s been our mission to provide evidence-based design education, tools and resources to improve outcomes through the design of the built environment, and to create and nurture communities that advance these goals.

To build on our accomplishments and maximize our impact now requires expanding and enhancing engagement between the healthcare design and the healthcare delivery communities. By strengthening the business case for evidence-based design investments; fostering improvements in the collection, analysis and sharing of outcomes data; and, creating powerful designer-provider networks of change, we can achieve next-generation advances in care.

The Healthcare Design Conference, which we co-founded, has been one vehicle to advance this mission. However, as we look to the future, we recognize that achieving new depth and breadth of engagement requires new opportunities, collaborations, resources and investments. Unfortunately, this means that we have ended our partnership with Emerald Expositions and the Healthcare Design and Environments for Aging conferences as of the end of 2023.

We’re grateful for the partnerships we’ve had over the years around the Healthcare Design and Environments for Aging brands and we’re proud of our role in creating them and what we’ve done together. Gathering communities of passionate, smart, purpose-driven people has not only proven to produce important, meaningful change – it’s what fuels our work and will always be at the core of who we are.

Stay tuned – we’re exploring new formats and opportunities that will enhance The Center’s unique community experience with improved design/delivery engagement. We’re excited about our newest Environment Networks as one example of the way we are creating communities for the industry. We’ll be sharing more very soon!

As we start the New Year, we can’t begin to express our deep and heartfelt gratitude for the continued support we receive from our loyal community of members, partners, volunteers and friends who make The Center not just a high-impact agent of change, but a professional home for our ideas, dreams and shared journeys.


Debra Levin, Hon. FASID, EDAC
President and CEO

P.S. If in the hustle of the holidays you missed our year-end message and summary of what we accomplished together in 2023, check it out. We couldn’t have done all this without you!



New Strategies for Evaluating Patient Room Design Features Using Mock-ups and Simulations
February 8, 2024
10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET
Affiliate Discounts Apply
CEUs Available

Mock-ups are standard tools-of-the-trade for designing new patient rooms and other healthcare spaces. But can you squeeze more and better insights from the evaluation process to improve clinician workflow and patient experience?

New strategies, combining physical mock-ups with an evidence-based design process and simulation-based evaluations, can provide design teams with enhanced opportunities to test specific design features at different phases of patient room design.

Hear what happened when two of the industry’s leading healthcare design researchers teamed up with senior planning and nursing leaders to take their design decision-making to the next level. They’ll share their highly-collaborative design and evaluation process along with the unique patient room design insights they uncovered.

Learn more and register.


Become EDAC Certified In 2024... Risk Free!

Make 2024 the year you add the EDAC credential to your name. Take advantage of this risk-free offer – if you register for the exam by January 31st, you get 10% off the exam now, you can take it any time this year, and you get one free re-take.

For even more savings, if you order the Study Guides by the 31st you'll get a 25% discount on a 7-day access pass to exam prep videos, a 24-hour webinar pass, and free digital EDAC flash cards.

Get complete details here.

Join Affiliate

Free Tools & Resources

Design for Healthy Aging
January 25, 2024 | All Day

Free Registration

As individuals age, physical, mental, and societal challenges become more prevalent. This free intensive virtual workshop explores those obstacles and discusses programming and design interventions that can assist individuals and care givers.

Join us as expert faculty present examples that integrate architecture, design and technology into living environments that are not only safe, but foster wellness and longevity.

Sponsor Partners: Altro & Patcraft

Learn more and register here.

Impact of Aging Toolbox

As people live longer, managing the needs of the aging population is more important than ever. Thanks to the support of Patcraft our Impact of Aging Toolbox is open for free access to our entire healthcare design community.

Visit the toolbox.

Upcoming Events

Get These Upcoming Events on Your Calendar

1/19 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET, EBD Journal Club: The Variable Impact of Clinical Risk-Adjustment Models to Evaluate Hospital Design

1/31, Deadline: EDAC Exam Risk-Free Offer Ends at Midnight

2/8 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET, Webinar: New Strategies for Evaluating Patient Room Design Features Using Mock-ups and Simulations

Save These 2024 Workshop Dates

1/25 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET, Workshop: Design for Healthy Aging: Innovative and Evidence-based Practices Across the Continuum of Care

5/23, Behavioral and Mental Health Design (Virtual)

7/30, Drivers in Healthcare (Virtual)

9/17, Behavioral and Mental Health Design (In-Person, Los Angeles)

Get Workshop Updates Here

Classic Resources

The Center for Health Design Job Board

The Center's Job Board is a resource for those seeking positions or prospective employees in healthcare architecture, design, facility planning or other related fields. Browse what is currently needed by companies or organizations that support our mission of improving the quality of healthcare.

Browse current listings.


Slidecast: Improving Daily Patient Goal-Setting and Team Communication: The Liber8 Glass Door Project

Advancing technology offers a myriad of ways to keep clinical teams and families apprised of care goals, however, sometimes the simplest solution can be effective, too. This study was part of a larger quality improvement initiative (the Liber8 project) of eight evidence-based care components to minimize complications and improve functional recovery in critically ill kids.

Watch the slidecast.

Industry News Briefs

Designing Healthcare Facilities to Reduce Anxiety and Stress

A core function of any healthcare facility is to provide care to patients, and their overall experience in that facility is tantamount to that care. Meaning if a patient is to receive quality care, the facility they receive it in must be of quality design. It is a synergistic relationship, where quality care and design work into each other to create a holistic patient experience.
Healthcare Facilities Today,

AI’s Role in Transforming Healthcare

Embracing the possibilities that AI unlocks, our commitment to seamlessly integrating AI into healthcare workflows reflects our belief that technology should melt into the background, empowering human caregivers to focus on delivering compassionate patient care.
MedCity News,

Benefits of Including Physicians in Healthcare Design

For healthcare architecture projects, physicians are ideal team members to work beside designers to translate technical language, to illustrate problems through stories, to share pain points in the built environment, and to suggest healthier, more efficient, and effective spaces. But many don't understand the connection between the two seemingly distinct fields.
Medpage Today,

Value-Based Care Reshaping Patient Outcomes and Healthcare

As of recent times, the healthcare industry has been progressively shifting towards value-based care, a model that emphasizes patient outcomes over the quantity of services delivered. This transition represents a significant shift that promises to enhance patient experiences and outcomes while controlling healthcare costs. With a growing emphasis on this approach, especially over the past year, understanding its implications and progress is now a considerable priority.
MarketScale,

Ask about Digital Sponsor Promotion opportunities

Contact our VP Relationship Development Randy Carter, rcarter@healthdesign.org, (541) 965-1922.


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 community. Learn more. For information about sponsor or partnership opportuniteis, contact our VP of Relationship Development, Randy Carter.

© 2024 The Center for Health Design


Facebook Instagram YouTube
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

1850 Gateway Boulevard
Concord, CA 94520
United States

To forward this mailing to friends or colleagues, click here.
To unsubscribe from this mailing, click here.
To resubscribe to this mailing, click here.
To opt-out of all future mailings from us, click here.