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Issue Brief
November 2016 Issue Brief
As part of the impact of aging toolbox, in this issue brief you will learn about the current state of aging and associated health conditions, the alignment between universal design and sustainable design strategies inspired by environments for aging, and universal design models that enable flexible and adaptable spaces to support aging needs and human needs.
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Project Brief
November 2016 Project Brief
Learn about: the homelike model for resident care Riverside Assisted Living Facility Administration wanted to apply, the full-scale mock-ups of the proposed living spaces that launched the project, and the ‘neighborhood’ concept that enables greater resident independence as well as safety.
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Lessons Learned
October 2016 Lessons Learned
The following are compiled from research literature, case studies, interviews, and other materials to provide an overview on the topic of population health.  
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Interview
October 2016 Interview
Learn about: how population health is changing the way healthcare organizations do business, why the boundaries of healthcare increasingly need to extend beyond the built environment into communities, and ways designers and architects can continue to play an integral role in the delivery of healthcare.
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Webinar
September 2016 Webinar
In this webinar explore how art can be a useful tool in hospitals—much more than mere decoration. It can be used to reduce patient stress and increase patient satisfaction. Art can also help with wayfinding and building the hospital brand. 
EBD Journal Club
October 2014 EBD Journal Club
Harris, D. D., Detke, L. A. (2013). The role of flooring as a design element affecting patient and healthcare worker safety. Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 6(3), 95-119.
EBD Journal Club
June 2016 EBD Journal Club
Gunn, R., Davis, M. M., Hall, J., Heintzman, J., Muench, J., Smeds, B., ... & Brown, J. (2015). Designing clinical space for the delivery of integrated behavioral health and primary care. The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 28(Supplement 1), S52-S62.
Member Project
March 2016 Member Project
The mission of this project was to create a transformative experience for everyone who interacted in the environment of the practice through the installation of artwork.
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Lessons Learned
January 2016 Lessons Learned

The following are compiled from research literature, case studies, interviews, and other materials to provide an overview on the topic of perception of cleanliness.   

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Issue Brief
November 2015 Issue Brief
As part of the cleanliness toolbox, in this issue brief you will learn about how to identify the significant impact of environmental cleanliness on multiple healthcare outcomes, different methods used to measure cleanliness, and a summary of key strategies to improve cleanliness through environmental design, operational and policy changes, and education of personnel.