The planning and design of behavioral facilities can improve the well-being and outcomes of people with mental health issues. Behavioral health is no longer one-size-fits-all; facilities require different approaches to design along the continuum of care. The presentation will cover industry trends within the continuum of care and population health and how primary and secondary research can inform planning and design of behavioral health facilities to enhance the therapeutic goals and well-being of people with mental health issues.
Define specific needs along the continuum of care, from an inpatient intensive behavioral health unit to outpatient and rehab facilities.
Explore how aspects of the built environment affect the health, safety, and welfare of these vulnerable populations.
Identify how different facility types require different design approaches that align with clinical treatment and specific patient well-being.
Examine how primary and secondary research outcomes can inform design decision making of behavioral health facilities.