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    April 2017 Webinar
    With support from the Kresge Foundation, The Center for Health Design developed a standardized healthcare facility evaluation tool that aids ambulatory design to support population health. The tool is intended to guide both design and post-occupancy evaluation of outpatient projects with respect to population health goals including: healthy behaviors; socioeconomic factors; the physical environment; and Clinical Care. This webinar provides an overview of population health and the relationship to design, provide case study examples, and demonstrate the functionality of this new resource.
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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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    March 2017 Webinar
    Hospitalization requires that a patient’s basic needs are met in order to realize a safe and prompt discharge. Research reveals that when workplace needs are met, patient safety and the patient experience benefit. This presentation reveals a systematic approach to address the basic human needs of both the patient and the practitioner in order to achieve wellness, optimal human accomplishment, ultimately leading to an improved patient experience with an engaged workforce.
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    February 2017 Webinar
    Come learn how you can support and encourage healthier lives through organizational change and simple design guidelines. Intermountain Healthcare System developed the LiVe Well program with a team of healthcare professionals who came together to help Utah families and communities make choices that positively impact their health. This program reaches members and employees throughout the system’s 22 hospitals and 185 clinics. The session will discuss how Intermountain defined LiVe Well and developed the operational and construction standards that guide its development. It will also discuss how it implements the program across healthcare facilities and the continual review and update improvements. Two case studies will be shared.
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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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    January 2017 Webinar
    Knowing when and how to integrate evidence-based design (EBD) into the design process is a challenge for design practitioners! This webinar provides practical tips for searching for, evaluating, and using evidence in the design process. The speakers discuss how to use evidence in design decisions, how to measure the effect of your design on outcomes, and how to share a projects’ findings as evidence for others to use in EBD.
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    December 2016 Webinar
    Many famous architects including Louis Kahn, Sir Norman Foster, Cesar Pelli, Rafael Vinoly and Frank Gehry have designed innovative healthcare facilities with varied results. This presentation looks at these projects and delivers a thoughtful retrospective on what has worked well (and less well), the types of relationships between the internationally known designers and associate architects, and offers a glimpse into what the healthcare clients were hoping to achieve with these high-profile commissions. The webinar includes a discussion of the ‘lasting legacy’ of these projects in both design and functionality.
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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.
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    September 2016 Webinar
    Building design and technology for those with dementia has advanced greatly. New and better building models are emerging. At the same time, we are connected 24/7 through a myriad of devices and applications. Yet individuals living with dementia have been left out of this revolution. This presentation provides a glimpse into how innovative providers can change that paradigm by integrating new models and technology into their memory caregiving, activities, and building design. Learn from experts in architecture and technology, and walk away with a blueprint of how to make technology come alive in your community.