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Sunday, October 07, 2018

Sunday, October 07, 2018  |  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

NOAH Preconference: Exploring and Building the Intersections of the Arts and Public Health in the United States

Over the past several decades, evidence has mounted to demonstrate that the arts have positive and measurable impacts on individual and community health. Arts in Health has become a recognized professional field and, throughout the United States, healthcare systems are embracing and utilizing the arts as a means for enhancing health systems and outcomes. While the arts are also widely used as a means for health education and wellness promotion in communities, their applications are under-investigated and inconsistently recognized in the public health sector. Overall, the theoretical and practical structures that inform the use of the arts in public health are not well defined and research on the topic is lacking. As a result, the arts remain a readily available, yet highly underutilized, resource in public health in the United States. The Arts in Health field is poised to transform public health as it has healthcare in recent years. With the overarching goal of creating stronger and healthier communities through the arts, a national initiative is being launched to bridge the arts and public health sectors. You are invited to be a part of this initiative. This pre-conference session is part of a series of events taking place across the country to explore and expand the intersections of the arts and public health. With a focus on wellness and health communication, we’ll utilize a structured, fun, and action-oriented format for sharing knowledge and practice, and for transforming public health through the arts. Individuals with all levels of experience in the arts, public health, higher education, healthcare, community development, or creative placemaking are welcome.

Jill Sonke, Director of the Center for the Arts in Medicine, University of Florida (UF)

Sunday, October 07, 2018  |  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

NOAH Preconference: Arts in Healthcare Management Handbook, hosted by Patricia Dewey Lambert

This full-day session will provide a “crash course” on all the essentials of initiating, developing, building, and sustaining successful arts programs in healthcare facilities like hospitals, hospices, and long-term care. For new healthcare arts administrators or for those interested in expanding their professional practice, this session will introduce a toolkit of strategies and approaches for effective leadership and management in this field. This session will launch the new NOAH Arts in Healthcare Management Handbook, and will also offer breakout sessions for small groups to interact with selected NOAH board members and volunteers to address specific questions and challenges.

Patricia Dewey Lambert, Professor, University of Oregon

Sunday, October 07, 2018  |  1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Facility Tour: The Design Institute and UT Health Austin Clinic

The Design Institute for Health, is a first-of-its-kind institute born from the radical collaboration between Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. Health is one of the last frontiers to embrace design as a creative, human-centered approach to defining and solving problems. Through design, the Design Institute provokes every aspect of health systems to work better for people. Our embedded team of health design specialists uses creative problem-solving methods to deeply understand the needs of patients and providers, generate fresh systemic approaches, and rapidly prototype and realize solutions.

Provoking New Behaviors: UT Health Austin Clinic Experience Design
In October 2017, Dell Medical School opened UT Health Austin, a set of clinics and care teams designed around health conditions. The initial set of clinics focused on conditions most impacting health across Travis County. The Design Institute collaborated on the space design, service design, tool design, and systems design to co-create an entirely new experience centered around people: patients, caregivers, and providers. Learn more about the clinic design case study at DesignInHealth.org. 

This behind the scenes tour of the UT Health Austin clinics is designed to take Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo attendees on a rare journey through the clinics on a day when patients are not being seen. Design Institute leaders will provide insights on the design process that led to the functioning clinics where patient-centered environments improve care experiences. The clinics reorient the experience and provoke entirely new relationships between patients and providers, within care teams, and most importantly, between a patient and their role in their health.

 

Sunday, October 07, 2018  |  1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Facility Tour: Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas

The facility is part of a vibrant, diverse, dense urban district, located in Austin, Texas. The LEED Gold certified 195-bed teaching hospital includes the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, a 30-bed intensive care unit, a 30-bed universal care unit, 135 med/surg beds, 12 operating rooms, 1 hybrid operating room and 2 cath labs. The design establishes a formal gateway and health anchor to the campus; and, with built-in flexibility, the north tower is planned for a four-story vertical expansion to the existing seven patient floors. The facility is the area’s only level 1 trauma center represents HKS’ commitment to serving the needs of the most vulnerable populations.

The main entrance is oriented on Red River to create a public plaza for those entering from 15th, establishing a medical district anchor. Public entrances and functions are at grade level with service traffic removed from view. Extensive glass creates a visual disruption, highlighting activity within. To reduce the impression of building mass, HKS implemented a human-scaled approach through recessed areas, terraces, roof top gardens, façade treatments and material application. Building typologies informed the building program. The combo of L-shaped, low-, mid- and high-rise typologies break up building massing, and the rotation of bar forms highlight program elements and views. Distinct horizontal material sectors correspond with function, mass and scale. Limestone harkens back to the main UT campus, while metal panels and louvers form building caps and transitions.

              

Sunday, October 07, 2018  |  4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Generative Space Healthcare Executive Leaders Program

Do you want to distinguish your organization with sustained excellence, without – necessarily – a capital intensive investment??? For 15 years, visionary healthcare and design innovator – Dr. Wayne Ruga, has collaborated with and trained international leaders in the practice of ‘generative space’ (GS).  This opportunity is for leaders to learn this powerful method – directly from Dr. Ruga – and be able to ‘cascade’ its many proven benefits through their own projects, organizations, and communities. This program will provide GS-relevant opportunities for engaging with the HFSE event. 

For complete details click here.

Monday, October 08, 2018

Monday, October 08, 2018  |  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Generative Space Healthcare Executive Leaders Program

Do you want to distinguish your organization with sustained excellence, without – necessarily – a capital intensive investment??? For 15 years, visionary healthcare and design innovator – Dr. Wayne Ruga, has collaborated with and trained international leaders in the practice of ‘generative space’ (GS).  This opportunity is for leaders to learn this powerful method – directly from Dr. Ruga – and be able to ‘cascade’ its many proven benefits through their own projects, organizations, and communities. This program will provide GS-relevant opportunities for engaging with the HFSE event. 

For complete details click here.

Monday, October 08, 2018  |  12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Awards Luncheon

Join us for lunch as the Symposium Distinction Awards, Founder's Award and The Generative Space Award are presented. You can learn more about the Symposium Distinction Awards and submit an entry here. You can find out more information on the Generative Space Award here.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Tuesday, October 09, 2018  |  8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

The Generative Space Healthcare Executive Leaders Program

Do you want to distinguish your organization with sustained excellence, without – necessarily – a capital intensive investment??? For 15 years, visionary healthcare and design innovator – Dr. Wayne Ruga, has collaborated with and trained international leaders in the practice of ‘generative space’ (GS).  This opportunity is for leaders to learn this powerful method – directly from Dr. Ruga – and be able to ‘cascade’ its many proven benefits through their own projects, organizations, and communities. This program will provide GS-relevant opportunities for engaging with the HFSE event. 

For complete details click here.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018  |  10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Design Solutions Theater

Our design team galleries come alive in these 15 minute sessions where you hear about the projects featured.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018  |  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch on Exhibit Floor

Enjoy your lunch with fellow attendees in a special spot on the exhibit floor.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018  |  8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The Generative Space Healthcare Executive Leaders Program

Do you want to distinguish your organization with sustained excellence, without – necessarily – a capital intensive investment??? For 15 years, visionary healthcare and design innovator – Dr. Wayne Ruga, has collaborated with and trained international leaders in the practice of ‘generative space’ (GS).  This opportunity is for leaders to learn this powerful method – directly from Dr. Ruga – and be able to ‘cascade’ its many proven benefits through their own projects, organizations, and communities. This program will provide GS-relevant opportunities for engaging with the HFSE event. 

For complete details click here.

* Events open to all Symposium conference attendees, NOAH attendees, speakers & press members.