The presentation will introduce the process and translation of public health data into a helpful project resource for guiding more significant design decisions that highlight community health priorities and educates designers on the connection to the built environment and health equity early in the design process when the form, program, adjacencies, and systems are in progress. The presenters will discuss how a unique tool merges design strategies with the most impactful recommendations from healthy building certifications, standards, and existing design case studies. Different users, building types, geographical locations, and the connection between individual and community social health contexts do not always lend themselves to simple single solutions for all design cases. A multidisciplinary team developed a tool, the Public Repository to Engage Community & Enhance Design Equity (PRECEDE) which provides designers, architects, researchers, clients, and educators with a capacity to visualize and interpret public health data for different project locations to make better health-informed decisions and advocate for design solutions tailored to underserved occupants and communities.
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