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Issue Brief
March 2014 Issue Brief
As part of the noise toolbox, in this issue brief you will learn about how excessive noise can negatively impact patients and staff in the hospital environment, ways to improve patients’ perception of sound, and low-cost, medium-cost, and high-cost design strategies that can reduce noise.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2012 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal for this project was to establish the first separately licensed children’s hospital in the community of El Paso, Texas with an interior environment that is patient-centered, family focused, community accessible, culturally compatible and a magnet for the recruitment of pediatric medical staff.  
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2012 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal for this project was to integrate a comprehensive art program into Fort Belvoir Community Hospital’s sophisticated way-finding system, designed to serve patients, family, and staff.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2011 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal for this project: to have the family-focused program at this case study site was to design and improve safety and quality to meet the specific needs of patients, their families, and staff.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2011 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal for this project was to improve infection control flow patterns and to reduce surgery room turn around time.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2015 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal for this project was to change a patient’s hospital experience through specific environmental design features aimed at reducing stress.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2011 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal for this project was to improve efficiency, safety, and satisfaction for both patients and staff with the design of a new bed tower for the hospital, a place where patients get better and where staff wishes to work.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2010 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal for this project was to change the art program from an art-for-art’s sake to an evidence-based approach that uses research to determine appropriate art for patients and staff and collects evidence on the effectiveness of the art-intervention implemented.
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Webinar
March 2013 Webinar
In this webinar learn about the role of the FGI Guidelines in project design and development – What they are; who uses them; and why they are an important as a reference in project reviews, learn about the proposed change to the 2014 Guidelines – How your work will be affected and where to find the research/evidence to support “Access to Nature” in your next project, obtain an understanding of the “Environment of Care” concept – Its basis, components, and use in overall project design, and identify the Advocacy role of the Environmental Standards Council, how it supports the work of the Center for Health Design, and how you can participate.
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Webinar
March 2013 Webinar
This webinar explores how to: become familiar with research that goes beyond the subjective evaluation of color, learn how lighting and color work together to enhance or create disharmony in the healthcare setting, gain confidence in applying color and see “best practice” examples of new projects, and learn about the aging eye and how this can impact safety.