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Tool
February 2019 Tool

The following table provides a crosswalk of design categories in the built environment (e.g., unit layout) and safety issues to consider in behavioral and mental health settings (e.g., blind spots). This table is meant to serve as a high-level roadmap for design considerations in conjunction with the online Safety Risk Assessment (SRA) toolkit (www.healthdesign.org/sra). It is not intended to serve as a substitute for the online version of the SRA tool.

Executive Summary
February 2019 Executive Summary
Understanding Injury in Behavioral and Mental Health Settings  

Based on a 2016 survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) found that 18% of adults in the U.S. had a mental illness in the previous year

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Webinar
February 2019 Webinar
This webinar examines the challenges of delivering on the quality care proposition associated with the population health, with the value-based payment system, and CMS Star ratings, healthcare providers have begun collaborating in new ways to manage chronically ill populations, eliminate the need for hospital re-admissions, and improve patient outcomes, while lowering healthcare costs. 
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Webinar
December 2018 Webinar
Research Corners provide the chance to interact with authors who have recently published evidence-based design papers and articles in peer-reviewed journals. Attendees will be able to interact with the author(s) as they discuss their study and provide ways to translate the research into practice.  Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of four different design communication media in helping clinical end users understand spatial and functional information and in supporting their ability to provide design feedback. 
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Webinar
January 2019 Webinar
This webinar will identify an implementation strategy to embed a “culture of health” in your projects. Case studies and demonstrable examples from around the world illuminate how healthcare organizations and designers are working at all geographic scales to remake health-promoting places, spaces, and things.
Member Project
February 2019 Member Project
Moser Pilon Nelson Architects worked with the hospital, selecting Altro Aquarius and Altro Whiterock for use throughout the unit. Altro Whiterock’s hygienic nature prevents water and moisture ingress, and its durable impact-resistance ensures a sledgehammer strike won’t even crack its panels. 
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Webinar
January 2019 Webinar
This webinar will explore how in today’s healthcare market, designers enhance brand recognition in addition to designing physical space. The Mother Baby Center – a partnership between Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota – was one of the first facilities in the country to use art and architecture to assist in creating a complete brand that would carry through all three locations, while maintaining a unique identity of each. 
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Webinar
December 2018 Webinar
This webinar provides attendees with a case study overview of the 2018 Center for Health Design Touchstone Award winning ProMedica Health and Wellness Center. Attendees will gain an  understanding of the impact the physical environment has on productivity and throughput and how the relationship between facility design, human experience and organizational efficiency in the outpatient healthcare setting is undergoing a paradigm shift. 
Webinar
December 2018 Webinar
This webinar explores how MedStar Health is using fast-track design to help catalyze a new model of behavioral health, using the reduction of barriers, small house concepts and interior design strategies to create positive environments where patients are positively impacted. 
Webinar
December 2018 Webinar
This webinar explores the impacts architects, planners and interior designers can have on the behavioral health epidemic.  While, as designers, we have little control over funding and other socio-economic factors that contribute to the crisis, but what we do have is the ability to increase efficiency for the caregivers with our designs and the ability to positively enhance the patients experience.