Population health can be affected by modifying behaviors, the physical environment, and proximity of care. To increase and improve access, architects can help navigate from the triple aim (the right care, at the right time, at the right cost) to a quadruple aim: care in the right place. To improve the patient care environment, architects can design spaces that emphasize humanistic care, support the healing process, and improve infection control rates. This session explores how design partnerships with health care providers are significant to improving overall wellness for communities.
Describe the relationship between population health and the importance of place.
Explain the health determinants of population health and how outcomes are measured and affected by the design process.
Show how humanistic design contributes to an institution’s image within the community.
Provide examples of a variety of scaled projects to contribute to a healthier community.