KITCHENER, Ontario -- Stance Healthcare, a manufacturer of healthcare furniture, has partnered with The Center for Health Design, a provider of healthcare design research, education and advocacy.

The partnership focuses on evidence-based design tools, resources and educational opportunities for behavioral and mental health design. More specifically, the partnership will create of a topic toolbox, informational webinars, an interactive workshop and a continuing education course.

Launched in February, the Behavioral & Mental Health toolbox contains a library of newly-created and CHD staff curated content, including research findings, expert insights, strategies, tools, and other useful resources connecting the built environment to better health outcomes and reduced cost of care.

On September 27 Stance Healthcare will sponsor a behavioral health workshop focused on strategic facility design innovations that improve treatment outcomes, safety and the bottom line in Baltimore.

“With one in five adults being affected by a behavioral and mental health condition in the U.S. each year, it’s important to understand how design can provide patients with a healing and therapeutic environment,” says Carl Kennedy, president. “We appreciate the value The Center for Health Design brings to the industry, and are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with them on this behavioral and mental health initiative.” See http://www.stancehealthcare.com.

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