CHD White Paper: New Models of Care Delivery


Written by The Center for Health Design for the California HealthCare Foundation.  The design of the physical environment plays an important role in improving health care quality, work efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. Safety-net clinic design can have a substantial impact on the effectiveness of innovative care delivery models, but guidelines are limited.  To contribute to a better understanding of the topic, this white paper seeks to identify key characteristics of the physical environment design for new care delivery models and to provide preliminary design recommendations.


Phases and activities related to this resource include:


  • Select/survey site and evaluate space availability


  • Continue conceptual diagramming
  • Schematic design
  • Design development
  • Furniture, fixtures, equipment (FFE) and technology planning