Free Webinar: Power of Place: Building Design to Support Mental Health, August 26, 5 pm EDT

  • 26 August 2021
  • Start time : 05:00 PM
  • End time : 06:00 PM
  • Event Host : International Well Building Institute (IWBI)
Free Webinar: Building Design to Support Mental Health
Event Description

IWBI Health Equity Advisors and experts weigh in on how mental health & well-being will determine and influence the modern workplace/community and be the differentiator for FORTUNE 500’s competitive market share in driving health equity & well-being strategies that work for everyone, everywhere.

The numbers are sobering: There are an estimated 264 million people globally who are experiencing depression, according to the World Health Organization. Now, nearly 80 percent of adults report an increase in stress due to the pandemic.

After George Floyd’s death, depression and anxiety among Black and Latino communities more than tripled.

There are solutions that we can deploy to improve well-being, including: designing buildings with human health in mind and acknowledging historical and cultural indicators that perpetuate trauma in people and communities. DEI strategies, goals and accountability measures should be centered in establishing workplace employee programs and benefits for mental resilience.  How can we improve impact, and who is responsible for making change?

Join us for a conversation that acknowledges National Minority Health Awareness Month by exploring issues that perpetuate depression and how design can deliver solutions that work for everyone, everywhere.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • International Well Building Institute (IWBI)
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Speakers:

      Dr. Sheila Nguyen, PhD, Executive Director & CEO, Sports Environment Alliance, Australia
      Deya Smith-Taylor, Wellness Curator, Senior Digital Content Producer, American Heart Association
      Dr. Noshene Ranjbar, M.D, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Training Director, Integrative Psychiatry Program, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson

      Kimberly Lewis, Chief Equity Officer, Havenz Network and IWBI Health Equity co-chair
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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