In July, Jessica Moore and Whitney Austin Gray presented in Toronto, Ontario at the International Design & Health Forum on “Health-Centered Design: Changing the Paradigm for Behavioral Health,” which featured three case study examples from our behavioral health work: University of Arizona Medical Center Behavioral Health Pavilion Crisis Response CenterUnityPoint Trinity/Robert Young Center, and the St. Joseph’s Hamilton Healthcare Juravinski Centre for Integrated Healthcare.

Research was presented on each of the three projects, and key concepts around the translational aspect of research into practice guidelines was featured. Unique to the presentation was the application of the Health-Centered Design model that focuses on understanding the mental health issues of the patient and family population as a driver of design decisions. The conference attracted an estimated 300 people from around the world who are industry and academic experts on the intersection of design and health.