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Creating Healthy Communities – People Own What They Help Create

  • 1.  Creating Healthy Communities – People Own What They Help Create

    Posted 03-31-2021 01:16 PM

    Earn 1 AIA HSW LU | Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 2-3 pm ET

    DESCRIPTION:

    The current COVID-19 pandemic exposed pervasive health and welfare inequality in access to healthcare.  Underserved communities (healthcare deserts) have predominately uninsured or minimally insured populations including non-English speakers and refugees.  Modern history has numerous examples of well-intentioned but hurtful designs imposed on vulnerable populations.  This webinar will share processes used to engage a vulnerable, underserved population of Tempe Arizona to create a healthcare facility responsive to its needs and aspirations.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    After participating in this webinar attendees will:

    • Be able to discuss factors contributing to health care desertification.
    • Compare the presented process for empowered community engagement with traditional design programming.
    • Understand the value of vulnerable population ownership of a facility design.
    • Learn how you as a privileged architect can work with vulnerable, underserved groups to create healthy communities.

    SPEAKERS:


    Craig Passey, AIA ACHA
    SMITHGROUP

    John Swagert, MD
    Mountain Park Health

    MODERATOR: 

    John Kreidich, AIA




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    Adriana Garcia
    Manager, Equipment Planning
    McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
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