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Behavioral Health Strategic Design Workshop


When: September 23, 2020
Time: 8:00am Pacific
What: Agenda
Price: FREE

Workshop Hours: 

8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET - 
1:30 PM PT / 4:30 PM PT

4.5 CEUs

To become an event sponsor/partner, 
contact Randy Carter, rcarter@healthdesign.org
(541) 965-1922

DETAILS

The challenges created by today’s growing mental health and substance abuse crises, especially in light of the recent pandemic, reach far beyond the behavioral health unit into emergency departments, outpatient clinics and throughout acute and ambulatory care settings. 

To support improved care and enhance staff safety, today’s design, facility and care professionals have to advance their understanding of the environments impact on behavioral health care and learn how to incorporate the best and latest design solutions throughout all healthcare setting. 


This virtual workshop provides the latest in design thinking for behavioral health care and settings and offers state-of-the-art best practices through thought leader presentations, case studies, and panel discussions. Attendees will have opportunities to pose questions to workshop faculty and interact with fellow attendees in fun and innovative ways. 

 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about trends in behavioral health and design and how a holistic, universally designed approach can advance health and wellness and address inequities in care.
  • Examine the safety needs of patients and staff in behavioral health settings and how various design strategies and details can balance safety with the patients’ need for autonomy and well-being.
  • Appreciate the inherent challenges in treating behavioral health patients who also have other physical diagnoses and explore designed settings that facilitate care for co-morbidities.
  • Understand the value of outdoor settings in behavioral healthcare and discuss design strategies to enable those setting experiences, both inside and out.

 

Presenting Faculty

 

September 23, 2020

 

8:00 AM PT/ 11:00 AM ET
Welcome Opening Remarks & Introductions

Ellen Taylor, PhD, AIA, MBA, EDAC
Vice President for Research
The Center for Health Design

 

 

 

8:05 AM PT/ 11:05 AM ET
Opening Keynote: State of the Practice in Behavioral Health Care and Design
Learn about trends in behavioral health and design and how a holistic, universally designed approach can advance health and wellness and address inequities in care.

Josh Langham 
Assistant Director
Active Design Program
Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention
Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness
NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene


 

8:35 AM PT/ 11:35 AM ET
Panel #1: Let’s Talk About Safety
Safety is essential in behavioral health care settings to ensure the health and wellbeing of both patients and their caregivers. However, at points the safety and supervision of behavioral health patients can hinder their needs for feelings of health, wellness and personal autonomy. Join this panel for a thoughtful discussion about the challenges in balancing these two needs.

Peter Mills 
Director, VA National Center for Patient Safety Field Office 
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 

 

 

 

Tammy Felker, AIA, ACHA, RN, LEED AP BD+C 
Planner / Healthcare Architect 
NBBJ 

 

 

 

Brian Giebink, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP 
Behavioral Health Planner 
HDR 

 

 

 

9:20 AM PT/ 12:20 PM ET
Audience Q&A with Panel #1

Pose questions of the panelists and hear their responses and insights.
 

9:50 AM PT/ 12:50 PM ET
West Coast Coffee Break/ East Coast Lunch Break

 

10:20 AM PT/1:20 PM ET
Panel #2: Whole-Person Health: Managing Behavioral Health Care with other Diagnosed Care Needs

Care for behavioral health does not happen in a vacuum and in many cases, patients with behavioral health care needs also need care for other physical diagnoses. This panel will discuss the challenges in balancing that care, various settings for care, and new approaches that are working and approaches that are needed.

Shary Adams, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C
Principal |Senior Medical Planner
HGA

 

 

 

Kayvan Madani Nejad, AIA, Ph.D.
Director, Senior Healthcare Architect
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, CES | OFP | CFM
 

 

Laurie Wolf, Ph.D., AIA
Director of Human Factors Implementation 
Carilion Clinic 
 

 

 

Robert Trestman, PhD., MD
Senior Vice President and Chair
Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine 

 

 

 

 

11:25 AM PT/ 2:25PM ET
Behavioral Health Design Research: Top Picks and Resources to Access It

Obtain a quick overview of some key research studies around design for behavioral health topics such as safety, therapeutic environments, outpatient environments and more, as well as places and resources where you can access design research.

Ellen Taylor, PhD, AIA, MBA, EDAC
Vice President for Research
The Center for Health Design
 

 

 

 

11:45 AM PT/ 2:45 PM ET
West Coast Lunch Break/ East Coast Afternoon Snack

 

12:15 PM PT/ 3:15 PM ET
Panel #3: Going Outside

It has long been understood that being outside and having access to nature has positive benefits to good mental health. This is especially true for behavioral health care settings. Join this panel to hear about the demonstrated benefits of access to nature, best practice programs and design of outside settings, and how to address safety considerations.

Fred Foote, MD, CAPT, MC, USN, ret.
Scholar, Institute for Integrative Health 

 

 

 

 

Naomi A. Sachs, Ph.D., AIA, ASLA, EDAC 
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture 
Founding Director, Therapeutic Landscapes Network 
Co-Editor, Health Environments Research & Design 

 

 

 

1:00 PM PT/4:00 ET
Audience Q&A with Panel #3

Pose questions of the panelists and hear their responses and insights.
 

1:20 PM PT/ 4:20 PM ET
It's a Wrap

Wrap up the day with this panel that will identify overall themes, observations and next steps.
 

1:30 PM PT/ 4:30 PM ET
Adjourn

 

1:45 PM PT/ 4:45 PM ET
Social Networking Event