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AAH1706: Architecture for Health, Perspectives Beyond Architecture for Healthcare

This webinar is sponsored by the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) on July 18, 2017 from 2–3pm ET. Earn 1.0 AIA LU/HSW. There is far more to good health than good healthcare. Consider opportunities to facilitate healthy community development. Joanna Lombard will share recent research...

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Healthcare Essentials: Mental Health 101

This course is a primer on the current state of mental health design and provides participants with an introduction to current clinical, public policy, regulatory and social drivers impacting the design of mental health facilities and surveys current facility and design trends. Presented Tuesday...

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Knowledge Repository

The Knowledge Repository is a searchable database of research studies, articles, and scholarly papers, developed by the research staff at the Center for Health Design. It is being created as a ‘bridge’ between the research community and architects and designers. The methodology provides...

Knowledge Repository_AAH-CHD.pdf


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Healthcare Essentials: Designing for the Next Sandy

Weather-event Sandy revealed a need to get better at preparing our hospitals to be fully operational during extreme weather. Such events occur more frequently in the Caribbean, where proactive architects and engineers are incorporating hardening design features well in excess of local hospital...

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Healthcare Essentials: Joint Commission and Facility Design: A winning partnership for patient safety and quality care

This webinar will have a targeted discussion of the intersection of Joint Commission Standards, evidence-based design, and patient safety best practices, and how their interaction relates to the design and building of new hospitals in the U.S. and abroad. Learning Objectives: 1. Understand Joint...

HANDOUT_JCR Safe Health Design.pdf


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Prison Environments and Their Impact on Older Citizens

Author: Ernest O. MooreYear of Publication: 1989Country of Study: USAThe objective of this research was to study the influence of the prison environment on the health and welfare of older inmates. #CorrectionalFacilityDesign #stress #AcademyonArchitectureforJustice #Research ...

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Emerging Trends and Issues in Mental Health Diagnostics, Treatment and Design

Francis Murdock Pitts, FAIA, FACHA OAA conducts an in-depth analysis of recent trends and current practices in Mental Health reimbursement, diagnostics and treatment – including key drivers of change in fundamental approach and their impact on design of inpatient and outpatient treatment...

Mental Health FINAL 2.pdf