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Issue Brief
February 2020 Issue Brief
Learn about: the personal abilities and unique challenges faced by aging individuals, including those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, how thoughtful design can reduce stress associated with declining physical abilities, memory loss, and care provision.
April 2016 Related Resource
This list of resources is made of up of articles, books, policies, organizations, and more, related to patient-centered medical homes.  Use this list to learn more about this topic.
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Tool
March 2016 Tool
This tool provides healthcare designers and professionals with patient-centered medical home principles/goals and how environmental, operational, and people measures can be implemented to achieve said goal.
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Lessons Learned
March 2016 Lessons Learned
The following are compiled from research literature, case studies, interviews, and other materials to provide an overview on the topic of patient-centered medical homes.  
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Design Strategies
March 2016 Design Strategies
A key effort in healthcare reform, the rapidly growing and evolving patient-centered medical home model of care calls for design innovations to support its successful implementation.
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Project Brief
March 2016 Project Brief
Learn about: Why every healthcare delivery system should reflect the needs of its community, how reorganizing care teams can improve patient satisfaction without demanding additional resources, and proactive population health modeling tools that enable real-time responses to health trends.
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Executive Summary
January 2016 Executive Summary
Learn about: Patient-centered medical home (PCMH) principles, implementation, and evaluation, operational strategies supporting the principles of PCMH, and environmental design features of PCMH found in recent design and research publications.
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Issue Brief
January 2016 Issue Brief
As part of the patient-centered medical home toolbox, in this issue brief you will learn about patient-centered medical home (PCMH) principles, implementation, and evaluation, operational strategies supporting the principles of PCMH, and environmental design features of PCMH found in recent design and research publications.
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Executive Summary
March 2015 Executive Summary
Learn about: activities necessary for independent living, the range of residential options for older adults, and the culture change movement that is transforming care environments for the aging population.
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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.