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The intersection of public health and the built environment presents an extraordinary opportunity for architects. The AIA seeks to facilitate holistic, synchronous and multi-scale solutions that empower its members to address a wide range of areas connecting Design & Health, and will work to provide education, research and policy tools to achieve that goal. The AIA Design & Health member group is the member complement to the AIA's larger commitment and a place for members to share their work as architects design a bolder, healthier future.

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New! Center for Value of Design relaunched as Design & Health Member Group

Building on both member interest and AIA's committment to championing design solutions to improve public health, the former Center for Value of Design is now the Design & Health Member Group.

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    How Smarter School Architecture Can Help Kids Eat Healthier Food

    Posted in: Design & Health

    DHLG gets a shout out in Fast Company's article "How Smarter School Architecture Can Help Kids Eat Healthier Food"! Click on the link below to read the whole article. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3049572/how-smarter-school-architecture-can-help-kids-eat-healthier-food

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    5 findings on how school architecture influences healthy eating via NCCOR

    Posted in: Design & Health

    With up to 50 percent of students' daily energy intake occurring in the school building, schools are often the focus of targeted efforts to combat childhood obesity. Recent evidence has shown that although...

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  • Kathleen Simpson CAE

    AIA KnowledgeNet: Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Aging-in-Place

    Design & Health

    Valuing Connectivity: Exploring the Importance of Civic Inclusion and Walkability for Senior Living By Dodd Kattman, AIA As the Baby Boomers approach retirement, they will be less tolerant... more