12 May 2011

Webinar: Charrettes for Healthcare Planning

Charrettes for Healthcare Planning
May 4, 2011, 10:00-11:30 am PDT (1:00-2:30 pm EDT)
Note: after live webinar date a recording will be available free for paid participants

In this webinar you will learn how charrettes are being used to facilitate a holistic approach to healthcare planning that goes beyond the hospital walls to affect the health of the entire community.

In recent decades there has been much research on the links between the built environment and public health. This has led to a growing understanding of the importance of where and how people live, and the effect this can have upon their health and well-being. Conventional approaches to the planning of healthcare facilities have not generally explored the potential for improving the health of their communities other than through the provision of medical services. Organizations that are engaging with their communities in a truly collaborative way will be positioned for increased success as health reform unfolds.

The Bon Secours Virginia Health System has moved beyond the conventional illness-based hospital planning model with an innovative approach using the NCI Charrette System™ to understanding the needs of their communities while proactively engaging residents in seeking effective design solutions.
This webinar features a case study for the East End neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia. The case follows a weeklong charrette that engaged healthcare staff, architect, city officials and community members to create an integrated hospital and neighborhood plan.

-Dougal Hewitt, Senior Vice-President, Bon Secours Virginia Health System
-Joanna Lombard, Professor, University of Miami School of Architecture and School of Medicine
-Bill Lennertz, AIA, Executive Director, National Charrette Institute

Technical Details
This webinar will be presented over the phone (audio) and online (presentation via web browser). You will need a telephone to call in and internet access for the duration of the session. Your computer must have a web browser with Flash 9.0.28+ OR Java 1.3.1+ installed. Note this rate is for only 1 connection via web and phone.

This live webinar is accredited with the AIA for 1.5 continuing education system (CES) units, the AICP for 1.5 certification maintenance (CM) credits, and ASLA for LA CES for 1.5 professional development hours (PDH).