J+J Flooring Group is the exclusive sponsor for The Center for Health Design’s annual Research Coalition meeting Oct. 6 in Atlanta.

As an industry partner to The Center, J+J Flooring collaborates with the organization in many ways, including through the Research Coalition, to fulfill the mission of transforming healthcare environments through evidence-based design research, education and advocacy. According to the company, the Research Coalition steers funding for healthcare design research, guides projects to success, and develops information and tools for implementing evidence-based design in existing and new facilities.

Members of the coalition will discuss a variety of topics during this third annual meeting, including ways in which the organization can more effectively support the expansion and dissemination of its vast body of research for greater use and application. During the meeting, Keith Gray, J+J Flooring's director of product innovation, will present “The Human-Centered Properties of Flooring.”

“We are pleased to continue our support of the Research Coalition and its important mission of studying evidence-based design for the built environment to provide therapeutic, safe, efficient and effective healthcare settings,” said David Daughtrey, J+J Flooring's director of business development for healthcare markets. “We’re looking forward to collaborating, learning from other coalition members and sharing our research and expertise to help create more positive outcomes on the quality of life for patients.” 

Members of the Research Coalition include research professionals, design practitioners and healthcare administrators representing organizations such as HDR, SmithGroup, MedStar Health, Adelante Healthcare, Texas Tech University, Cornell University, Mercury Healthcare Consulting, and Gresham, Smith and Partners.

J+J Flooring has extensively promoted the principals of evidence-based design through the creation of focused continuing education units, technical documents and product research.

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