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    April 2018 Webinar
    Adolescence can be a tumultuous time in one’s life. Mental health conditions often surface during this stage, and it may be the first time that some patients enter an inpatient behavioral health unit. How can design best support this patient population that is transitioning from childhood to adulthood? Learn how a design team utilized research, Lean processes, and innovation to solve the challenges of this unique patient population for the 27-bed Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit in Tacoma, Wash. Find out how design can support a seclusion- and restraint-free care model and how pushing beyond the conventions of behavioral healthcare design was achieved.
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    March 2018 Webinar
    This webinar will focus on an exploratory approach to the role of Evidence-Based Design in the rural healthcare setting.  Haddox will present the observations, conversations, participatory research methods, and thought processes that led him to explore how the delivery of healthcare in his largely rural native West Virginia might be improved through a focus on the physical facilities.  He will describe research projects that examine the barriers to care in these rural areas, including his approach to engaging stakeholders to gather data, some upcoming projects in the works with special healthcare needs populations, and a larger framework for interdisciplinary research in the rural health care setting. 
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    February 2018 Webinar
    This webinar explores how to understand and define patient experience and the outcomes it helps us achieve. Review the current state of patient experience and its implications for action. Examine elements in the environment that positively or negatively impact the patient experience. Explore the role environment does and can play in impacting the human experience in healthcare.
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    January 2018 Webinar
    Art and Science: in their finest expressions, they are one and the same. We face complex problems and no single approach can provide all the answers. One cannot be a socially responsible designer or scientist without using both intuition and research. This presentation cites historical and contemporary examples of individuals who support their simultaneous use to achieve creativity.
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    January 2018 Webinar
    When we design healthcare facilities, we may not always have a complete understanding of how we can proactively design for safety and account for risk beyond fire and life safety. How can we more effectively consider safety issues like infections, falls, medication errors, injuries associated with patient handing or behavioral health, and security? This webinar introduces the new, easier to use, online interface for The Center’s Safety Risk Assessment (SRA) toolkit, a proactive and systematic approach to designing and renovating healthcare facilities for safety. Originally developed through research and consensus to support the requirements of the FGI Guidelines, The Center's research team will walk you through the why, what, and how of each part of the online SRA toolkit illustrating features with vignettes gathered from the testing process.  
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    June 2017 Webinar
    A vast majority of the design community embraces Universal Design as a concept – especially those in health and wellness industries – but true universal design implementation is challenging. In this presentation, two key thought leaders in the universal design arena share expertise and insight around true and tangible universal design: what it means, what it looks like, and how to achieve it. This webinar is the second presentation in a three-part series on universal design. Part 1: “To Age is Human: Universal Design Research and Trends” and is available On Demand. Part 3 will be presented in late 2017/early 2018 and will be presented by a panel of Universal Design futurists.
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    March 2017 Webinar
    As people live longer, managing the needs of the aging population is more important than ever. But the needs of the aging population – love, safety, health and wellness, the pursuit of happiness – are the same for any person at any age. A universal design approach can address a multitude of goals set forth by accessibility standards, Aging in Place ideals, sustainability models, person-centered healthcare, and more. This webinar covers pioneering models for healthy living and healthcare, including examples from the village movement, healthcare at home, and multigenerational day care.
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    February 2017 Webinar
    This presentation describes a study that identified features in the physical environment that impact staff and patients in psychiatric environments and a research tool that was developed to evaluate the design of mental and behavioral health facilities. Pursuant to a broad literature review, researchers conducted 19 interviews with psychiatric staff, facility administrators and architects. Interview data was analyzed using a highly structured qualitative data analysis process. Seventeen topics are covered, from the importance of a deinstitutionalized environment to social interaction and autonomy. 
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    January 2017 Webinar
    This presentation illustrates how the AIA's six evidence-based approaches to healthy building design were used as a framework to develop innovative and sustainable healthy workplace goals and strategies for The St. Francis Millennium Cancer Center. Presenters share key performance indicators to measure success. A healthy building checklist is also shared with participants along with post-occupancy evaluation data collection results. Combined, all of these findings provide insight into this unique outpatient setting and point to how findings may inform future planning.
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    November 2016 Webinar
    Building brand affinity and differentiation in healthcare is driving the priorities for campus and facility design. Giving patients more than they expected and surprising them often with moments of joy helps to build that healthcare brand and creates lifelong affinity. Learn how designing a healthcare environment that serves as a memorable and engaging “third place” supports patients and their family through their journey, while delivering engaging narratives about the values of the organization.