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Volunteers Needed: Participate in PHI’s Building H Index

PHI’s Building H is looking for volunteers, with backgrounds in public health, health care or health policy, to rate popular products and services on the influences that they have on the health behaviors of their customers. Please sign up by Wednesday, February 21.

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At PHI’s Building H, we believe that the products and services that we use in our day-to-day lives strongly influence our behaviors, both individually and collectively, and thus they have a big impact on the public’s health. The Building H Index was created to put a spotlight on the ways that companies in the entertainment, food, housing and transportation industries affect day-to-day behavior and to spark conversations about how they can achieve more positive impacts. Building H needs your help for it to reach the scale it needs to have significant impact.

PHI’s Building H is looking for volunteers, with backgrounds in public health, health care or health policy to rate popular products and services from companies like Netflix, Uber, Google, DoorDash McDonald’s and Meta on the influences that they have on the health behaviors of their customers. The crowd-rating activity is essential to the development of the next Building H Index and it takes about 15-30 minutes.

Please sign up by Wednesday, February 21.

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How it works

  • Building H develops written profiles of how the products and services like Netflix, Uber and DoorDash influence each of five behaviors: eating, physical activity, sleeping, engaging socially and getting outdoors.

  • Participants then rate those influences on a scale of plus 3 to minus 3. We use the aggregate results across multiple raters to develop overall scores for each company.

  • Each participant typically reads the profiles and develops ratings for a set of five companies. Based on experience to date, we estimate that the exercise takes approximately 20 minutes.

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Explore the Building H Index

The Building H Index rates and ranks 37 products and services—across the entertainment, food, housing and transportation industries—on the influences that they have on five behaviors: eating, physical activity, sleeping, engaging socially and spending time outdoors. The Index provides detailed reports on each company’s product, as well as overall trends by industry. It also includes specific recommendations for how products can shift to help support health and wellbeing.

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