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A primary care pod at
Jefferson Plaza Family Health Home in
Lakewood, Colo., includes
a workstation for the adjacent clinic's behavioral
health provider.

between the two clinics, allowing these spaces to be shared and flexible. For example, the group therapy rooms are used for community
support programs serving both primary care and behavioral health patients and the waiting room is used for after-hours yoga classes with a
health coach. Further supporting the multidisciplinary approach, team
members from both clinics meet weekly in the team planning room to
discuss individual cases and develop care plans, while the shared break
room supports informal communication and social relationships between both staffs.
For patients, the shared waiting room provides anonymity on appointment type. The exam rooms in the primary care clinic include
a round table, which provides a more conversational setting for primary care and behavioral health providers to discuss care plans with
patients and family members. During a primary care visit, patients
may be accompanied to the shared consult room where they're introduced to a BHP with a warm hand-off, easing the transition for
the patient and maximizing use of the space by both clinics.
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While a general rule of thumb is "closer is better" in supporting interactions among care team members, the designed environment alone
can't sustain the model. Moving from a traditional to an integrated
system requires aligning operational, cultural, technological, and
physical processes to deliver care effectively.
This process begins with an organization defining what integration
means to it. For example, in the case of Jefferson Plaza Family Health
Home, the partnership between two collaborating entities was supported using an adjacent layout, which promotes care coordination
while maintaining administrative separation. In the case of Clinica
Family Health, the team-based care model was spatially mirrored using an embedded layout. As new specialties are added to the team-
and team sizes grow-new physical layouts will need to be developed
to accommodate the expanding delivery of integrated care.
The solutions described offer starting points for organizations pursuing this transition, but it's critical to find the variation that works
best for the care team and the operational model desired. 
Sarah C. Moser, AIA, EDAC, is a designer at Boulder Associates Architects in
Boulder, Colo. She can be reached at S M O S E R @ B O U L D E R A S S O C I A T E S .
C O M . Meredith Banasiak, EDAC, Assoc. AIA, is a design researcher at Boulder
Associates Architects. She can be reached at M B A N A S I A K @ B O U L D E R
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