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The Center for Health Design and Facilities Guidelines Institute Announce 2009 Research Funding Recipients
Date:6/10/2009

CONCORD, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Health Design (CHD), a research, education and advocacy non-profit, announced today it has awarded research funds for the project:

  • Improving the Waiting Experience in the Emergency Department: A Two Phase Study by American Art Resources

and that with support from The Facilities Guidelines Institute (FGI) it will co-fund:

  • Contribution of the Design Environment to Fall Risk in Hospitals by the Ideas Institute.

The Facilities Guidelines Institute oversees the development and publication of The Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities, which are used across the country as the basis of codes and standards for all types of health care facilities including hospitals, extended care facilities and nursing homes.

CHD's Research Coalition, under the leadership of Co-Chairmen H. Bart Franey, Professor Paul Barach, M.D. and Director of Research Anjali Joseph, Ph.D., completed a thorough review of requests for research proposals from 25 different organizations and individuals before selecting the winning submissions. Priority was given to studies whose results could easily be disseminated and applied. The 25 proposals were of such high quality, that additional funding from the FGI was sought to fund two major projects.

"The CHD Research Coalition has raised the bar this year by supporting original and cutting-edge research. This will help move the industry forward by adding to the body of knowledge. We're delighted that we were able to partner with the Facilities Guidelines Institute to support what promises to be high caliber research," said Debra Levin, President and CEO of CHD.

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