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Webinar: Helping People Lead Healthy Lives

When: February 23, 2017
Time: 11:00am Pacific
Price: $65 Individual View/$150 Group View

1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education

Forms available for download during webinar.


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Today’s medical community is encouraging people to improve their health by making better, healthier choices. Intermountain developed the “LiVe Well” program; a team of healthcare professionals working together to help Utah families and communities make choices that positively impact their health. This program reaches members and employees throughout Intermountain Healthcare system’s 22 hospitals and 185 clinics.

This webinar discusses how Intermountain defined LiVe Well; developed the operational and construction standards that guide its development; implement the program across their healthcare facilities; and the process they use to continually review and update it. Hear research that supports specific program elements, the abilities and prompts that are used to support healthy living and the environmental relationships that building design can support.

Presenters will also discuss specific environmental and design elements, including circulation, stairwell design, views to exterior, community gardens, active walking paths, places of respite, signage, and healthy eating areas.  The Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, UT and the Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, UT will be used as case studies to showcase successful implementation of these elements. Attendees will also understand the operational structure and behavior change framework that help make LiVe Well successful.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand how LiVe Well was developed and implemented.

  • Identify specific design strategies and elements at Intermountain’s healthcare facilities that support wellness.

  • Hear how specific aspects of the program have had a positive impact on staff and patients.

  • Identify the challenges and successes in implementing a wellness program.


Presenting Faculty

Jean Hansen, FIIDA, LEED Fellow, CID, EDAC, AAHID, Sustainable Principal,
Sr. Professional Associate, HDR Architecture Inc.

Jean is a Sustainable Principal with HDR and provides expertise in the design of facilities and interiors, providing direction on programming, planning, interiors, sustainability, deep green materials, furniture research and health initiatives. She served ten years on Kaiser Permanente’s High Performance Building Committee to develop national sustainable design standards and led sustainable research in the textile industry for Kaiser Permanente which prompted new standards and product development for KP and the industry at large, sustainable furniture standards development for BIFMA, the USGBCs LEED for Healthcare and more recently, the Health Product Declaration (HPD). She serves on the HPD Collaborative Board.

Locke Ettinger, Ph.D., PT, Director of LiVe Well, Intermountain Healthcare

Dr. Locke Ettinger holds a doctoral degree in Health Promotion and Wellness and a degree in physical therapy. He guides Intermountain Healthcare’s strategic planning efforts to promote healthy behaviors for employees, members, patients and the community. He has collaborated with multiple sectors to improve and increase the impact healthy behaviors can have by actively engaging in transforming healthcare “up-stream.” Dr. Ettinger focuses on preventing health issues by engaging individuals, groups and communities to accept accountability to adopt healthy behaviors. His work reinforces Intermountain’s mission to help people live the healthiest lives possible.

Steven Bergstrom, Director, Officer of Sustainability, Intermountain Healthcare, Supply Chain Center

Steve has worked with Intermountain Healthcare for 30+ years. Following his role as director in Supply Chain, his current position is as Director, Office of Sustainability (2010). Board member of Utah Recycling Alliance (2010). Practice Greenhealth member (2010). Member of Healthcare Climate Council. Steve’s experience provides great insight on logistics and products connected with care providing. Intermountain is focused on confirming that the health of the individual and the communities we serve are not negatively influenced by bad behaviors, products or dwellings. We believe that healthy lifestyles, buildings and attitudes assist in providing a healthy individual and communities.


Matthew Cunha-Rigby, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, GGP, Senior Sustainable Consultant, HDR Architecture Inc.

Matt is a Senior Sustainable Consultant with HDR and a strong advocate for creating truly sustainable projects that reduce our environmental impact and enhance our connection with the natural world. Matt has worked on over 4 million square feet of sustainable projects, including one LEED Platinum building and a number of net-zero energy facilities. He has worked on a wide range of healthcare, S&T and commercial projects to exceed their sustainability goals.  He works to develop the most innovative and appropriate sustainable solutions for every project, while bringing an enthusiastic approach to design.