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Behavioral Health Webinar Day: Webinar 2 - Behavioral Healthcare Integration: IP, OP, and ED

When: December 13, 2018
Time: 11:00am Pacific
Price: $65 Individual View/$150 Group View

1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education

CEU forms available for download during webinar


This webinar is free to our Affiliate+ members.

This webinar is one of three webinars that are part of Behavioral Health Webinar Day. To buy a pass to all three webinars, click here. 


STUDIO E, an ERDMAN Center of Thought Leadership & Innovation in Healthcare, is working with several behavioral health clients on the hypothesis, “Can concepts driving culture change in senior living and other aspects of  healthcare – such as small household design and on-stage/off-stage planning – translate in a behavioral healthcare setting to facilitate an effective balance between safety and patient comfort, dignity, and control?” Related to this hypothesis is the thought: Can architecture influence behavior? We believe the answer is yes, by having a human-scaled environment of care. In support of the ongoing work around this hypothesis, Jennifer will share case studies and work on the boards of a variety of projects embracing this approach.


Learning Objectives

  • Identify parallels between inpatient behavioral health environments and assisted living/memory care in senior living and the evidence-based unit design interventions that can address both.
  • Analyze some of the still-unsolved debates in behavioral health inpatient design and potential strategies to achieve patient and staff safety when choosing residential style designs.
  • Describe the unique patient and staff needs of a partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient program and evidence-based design strategies to address them.
  • Understand a theory of a continuum of behavioral health care and the benefits of co-locating service offerings.


Presenting Faculty

Jennifer Edmonds, MLIS, EDAC, Market Intelligence Analyst, ERDMAN

Jennifer joined ERDMAN in 2011 and serves the organization with market intelligence insights and information resources. Trained as a librarian, she provides business intelligence and market forecasting research, and insights and trends in healthcare.

Currently, Jennifer is leading ERDMAN’s Evidence-Based Design Accreditation Certification (EDAC) training program and provides related research for project teams. She has also provided EBD research consulting for clients.

Additionally, Jennifer supports the ERDMAN Experts thought leadership program with research and writes e-news and social media content related to healthcare strategy and facility trends. Her research interests include emerging outpatient clinic operational and facility design models and evidence-based design (EBD) research related to family-oriented design. She has presented at Healthcare Design, Environments for Aging, National Association of Community Health Centers, and American Academy of Orthopedic Executives’ conferences and has participated in a handful of competitions and workshops with the Institute for Patient-Centered Design.