Health Assessment Services


The characterization of potential risks to human and ecological health is critical to effective management of environmental liability. Our approach to health assessment is practical, tailored to specific conditions and needs.

Health assessments are a requirement for regulatory and financial approvals of developmental projects. It allows for informative decision making with the help of contextual and scientific information with a goal of minimizing the negative effects while maximizing the positive effects.

Advisian performs Health Impact Assessments (HIAs); Human health risk assessments (HHRA) and Ecological Risk assessments (ERA). Our health experts have conducted over 500 assessments across North America and around the globe for feasibility studies, planning and resource development, operations, approvals, permitting, policy development, Aboriginal and community engagement, environmental risk assessment, decommissioning, and reclamation.

The characterization of potential risks posed to human and ecological health is critical to effective management of environmental liability. In our evaluations, consideration is given to incorporate the social determinants of health for inclusion in Effects Assessments. 

Core capabilities:

  • Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

  • Screening and scoping, qualitative, comprehensive, community wellbeing

  • Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA)

  • Preliminary Quantitative Risk Assessment (PQRA), Detailed Human Health Risk Assessment (DHHRA), guideline development, toxicity assessments, risk communication

  • Ecological health risk assessment

Join Geetha at IAIA2019 in Brisbane from 29 Apr - 2 May

Geetha has been an active member of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), the leading global network on best practice in the use of impact assessment, since 2001. She has been the Co-Chair of IAIA's International Health Section since 2015. In this role, she interfaces with experts around the globe and works to develop important relationships within the IAIA and the myriad of scientific communities connected to it. This year, she is also a member of the mentoring committee.

Join Geetha on Wednesday, 1 May from 11:00AM - 12:30PM, as she chairs a session titled: "Health Assessment: Types and Needs."

This session aims to bring the practitioners from around the globe to compare and contrast different health assessments they conduct in relation to projects and the specific regulatory requirements or needs that help identify prospective impact assessment of projects, programs and policies on human and community health.

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