AIA Columbus AAH Meeting: Implementing a Health Equity Framework

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Join the AIA Columbus Academy of Architecture for Health at their next committee meeting on March 29!

Resilience is an equity issue. It is directly linked to the resources one has to cope with environmental stressors. These resources involve social, physical, and economic components, the lack of which leads to adverse health outcomes.

In this session, you will learn about something called the exposome. The exposome encompasses environmental issues such as pollution and toxins as well as social determinants to health and is location-specific. We will share our published research which led to the development of a framework for understanding the exposome of a community and project site and targeting resilience and health equity at multiple scales.

The Health Equity Framework has three tenants: Health Beyond Buildings, Welcoming and Inclusive Space, and Regenerative Design. Through this framework, we aim to make resilience a more visible and quantifiable concept impacting health equity decisions. Looking at social determinants to health in conjunction with environmental conditions at all three scales, we can begin to think more comprehensively about resilience. By addressing resilience comprehensively, we support the development of equitable communities where everyone can thrive.

About our speakers:

Angela’s research on salutogenesis, equity, and socio-cultural contexts provides perspective on how culture impacts user experience. Angela is Past President of the American College of Healthcare Architects and Past President of AIA Cincinnati. She founded Architecting, a community consisting of a podcast, online learning, and weekly clubhouse room “Architects as Healers: Buildings as Medicine.” Her research linking wellness to equitable design has been published in many healthcare journals and presented at national and international conferences. She is a peer reviewer for Health Environment Research and Design (HERD) Journal and Academy of Architecture for Health Journal and 2022 recipient of the HCD10 Top Architect Award.

As a Certified Passive House Consultant and healthcare architect, Greg’s perspective informs GBBN’s sustainability in healthcare initiative. He is committed to building a stronger more resilient healthcare system for future generations. His passion and expertise are demonstrated in his work serving as a project architect on the highly anticipated first all-electric hospital in Indiana.  Greg is an active member of AIA Pittsburgh, serving as the 2022 Young Architects Forum Chair and mentor for the Western Pennsylvania ACE Mentoring program.  He is a frequent panelist and has shared his research on creating a health equity framework at the national Health Care Design Conference.

As GBBN’s Director of Sustainability and Resilience, Tiffany provides strategic leadership for sustainable design across the firm’s portfolio of projects, manages the research of our Sustainability Action Network, and spearheads related educational initiatives. Her work includes sustainable design on international supertall mixed-use buildings to single story existing building renovations. She spent almost two decades in New York City as a designer and sustainability consultant, focused on circular economy, and brings that experience to GBBN. Tiffany serves on several non-profit boards and committees including the Greenbuild Summit Advisory Board, the Fitwel Advisory Council, Louisville Sustainability Council, and Green Umbrella/Cincinnati 2030 District Health Strategy Committee. She received a B. Arch from the University of Kentucky and an M. Arch Sustainable Environmental Design from the Architectural Association in London.

March 29, 2024
7:30 AM via Zoom

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW

AIA Members and Allied Members: Free
Non-Members: $20

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