Improving Patient Care: The Intersection of Culture and Evidence-Based Design

Mar 28, 2018 9:40am ‐ Mar 28, 2018 10:40am


The Indian Health Service has created two new health care facilities: Kayenta Health Center and Fort Yuma Health Care Center. Both facilities prioritize preventative care, contradicting the perceived hierarchy of inpatient care over outpatient and therapy services. Instead, each facility emphasizes cultural traditions and puts wellness first. This session will demonstrate how evidence-based design, a cultural understanding of wellness, and state-of-the-art health care can intersect to improve patient outcomes and support IHS’s proactive mission.

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