Mission and Values

The mission of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID) is the certification of interior designers qualified by education, examination, training and experience to provide interior design services to the healthcare industry.

High standards and values set us apart:

  • Certified Healthcare Interior Designers enhance the health, quality and safety of healthcare interior environments for those who utilize healthcare facilities through an understanding of the issues that impact patients, residents, family members, and healthcare providers
  • The Certified Healthcare Interior Design credential assures healthcare providers that individuals possess the knowledge and experience to creatively innovate and to address the challenges of the healthcare environment
  • The healthcare industry regards the Certified Healthcare Interior Designer credential as the standard for determining advanced knowledge and experience related to the challenges of the healthcare environment
  • AAHID requires ongoing continuing education of Certified Healthcare Interior Designers in order to improve knowledge and maintain the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and competence
  • AAHID supports research in order to inform and learn of the impact of the design of the built environment on outcomes
  • AAHID values partners who transform the healthcare environment into one for healing, improving outcomes and maximizing efficiency
  • AAHID supports higher education institutions training students to become healthcare interior designers through advocacy and support of their programs and students