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Healthcare and Therapeutic Design

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Healthcare and Therapeutic Design

Mission

Promote the concept of therapeutic gardens to administrators, healthcare professionals, and other key-decision makers who are influential in determining the creation of this alternative form of therapy. Collect, compile and advance state-of-the-art information and research in the specialized practice areas of therapeutic garden design.

Goals

  • Recommend ways to communicate the interests of the PPN members through seminars, workshops, symposia, publications, etc.
  • Advise ASLA, through the PPN Council, of changing needs in the specialized areas of therapeutic garden design.
  • Increase the visibility of design professionals and healthcare professionals practicing in design and/or development of therapeutic gardens.
  • Monitor and respond to legislation on specific issues to positively effect changes regarding the design and development of therapeutic gardens.
  • Provide a channel of communication for PPN members to promote and lend credibility to information they generate.
  • Develop/communicate state-of-the-art therapeutic garden practices, and distribute research/information relating to shared professional interests.
  • Set standards for therapeutic gardens to assist practitioners and benefit users of these gardens.
  • Distribute current information on therapeutic gardens to PPN members and related associations and organizations.
  • Develop an advisory board of knowledgeable therapeutic garden professionals.



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ASLA Professional Practice
professionalpractice@asla.org

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