What is the Health Effects Institute?

Health effects (or health impacts) are changes in health resulting from exposure to a source. Health effects are an important consideration in many areas, such as hygiene, pollution studies, occupational safety and health, ([nutrition]) and health sciences in general.

What is HEI in health?

In its 13th year, the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees. The HEI 2020 evaluates more than 1,700 healthcare facilities nationwide.

What is HEI pollution?

Since the early 1980s, the core mission of HEI is to study the health effects of air pollution with a focus on vehicular emissions. More recently, the scope has broadened to air pollution in general, because ultimately people are exposed to a mixture of pollutants from different sources.

What is HEI research?

HEI is dedicated to first-rate science from defining the goals through reviewing the results. The projects that HEI funds either provide scientific information of direct and immediate regulatory relevance, or pave the way for developing such information.

What is an adverse health outcome?

An adverse health effect is defined as the causation, promotion, facilitation and/or exacerbation of a structural and/or functional abnormality, with the implication that the abnormality produced has the potential of lowering the quality of life, contributing to a disabling illness, or leading to a premature death.

What are the examples of adverse health effect?

Adverse health effects include such possible responses as infection, illness, hospitalization, fatalities, and/or long-term sequelae. Although individual sensitivity to a chemical hazard can vary, the types of adverse effects are generally similar for all members of a population.

What is the Healthy Eating Index?

The Healthy Eating Index (HEI) is a scoring metric that can be used to determine overall diet quality as well as the quality of several dietary components. The HEI is a measure of diet quality, independent of quantity, that can be used to assess compliance with the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs).

Why is HEI important?

The HEI is an especially valuable tool in this regard because it can be used to evaluate any mix of foods. Since 2005, the standards for HEI have been density-based (e.g. amounts per 1,000 kcal) rather than absolute amounts, and rely on a common set of standards.

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Who is the Hei for?

The HEI is designed for any for-profit or non-profit entrepreneur in any sector who is trying to improve the effectiveness of your enterprise and to expedite your learning curve. Past attendees have included leaders from the CPG, service, digital, communications, media, retail, transportation, and agriculture sectors.

What is the heat exchange Institute?

The Heat Exchange Institute (HEI) is a non-profit trade association committed to the technical advancement, promotion, and understanding of a broad range of utility and industrial-scale heat exchange and vacuum apparatus.

When is the next Hei annual conference?

May 5, to May 7, 2019. The 2019 HEI Annual Conference was held at the W Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington on May 5-7, 2019. Stay tuned for the next Annual Conference, April 5-7, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Scientific Program and speaker presentations can be found below.

What is the EIT Hei initiative and riecolab?

This new initiative will help them boost their entrepreneurial capabilities at all levels and unlock their innovation potential. The agile EIT HEI Initiative team and RiEcoLab allow us to implement institutional change and build innovation capacity, while positioning our HEIs as ecosystem integration labs for spin-offs, start-ups and scale-ups.