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Firehouse Clinics

This is a Project. It was designed by WRNS Studio and landscape architect: GLS Landscape Architecture and graphic design by MendeDesign and project headed by Public Architecture and collaborator: Alameda County Health Care Services Agency and Alameda County Fire Department and produced by Adventure Pictures. It is dated 2002–14.

Firehouse Clinics, community health clinics co-located with fire stations, is an accessible, place-based model for delivering primary and preventative care to the 65 million Americans living in primary-care shortage areas. This new model provides an alternative for vulnerable, low-income residents who face long wait times at overburdened health centers or rely on costly emergency room visits for their primary-care needs. Design guidelines—low-cost framing systems, natural light, Internet access, library, and restorative landscaping—reflect the Clinics’ mission to improve health outcomes and strengthen community.

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America.

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