Accountability

This page has a list of publications and news articles related to Accountability (evaluation of the effectiveness of actions to improve air quality). Find more information about our Accountability research.

HEI kicks off Webinar series on April 7: Big Data and Accountability

March 27, 2020

HEI is pleased to announce a series of five webinars to be held between April 7th and May 20th. We will kick off the series on April 7th from 10 am - 12 pm EDT with the first webinar: The Big Deal About Big Data, Causal Inference, and Accountability Research. [Read More]

Winter 2020 Update now available

March 3, 2020

In this issue of HEI Update, read about our upcoming Annual Conference in April; our search for the next HEI Review Committee chair; the launch of 11 new HEI studies — four evaluating the effectiveness of air quality actions, five aiming to improve exposure assessment, and two led by our 2019 Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigators; and more.

Newsletter
Health Effects Institute
March 2020

In this issue of HEI Update, read about our upcoming Annual Conference in April; our search for the next HEI Review Committee chair; the launch of 11 new HEI studies — four evaluating the effectiveness of air quality actions, five aiming to improve exposure assessment, and two led by our 2019 Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigators; and more.

HEI issues RFA 20-1 Health Effects of Air Pollution

January 16, 2020

HEI has issued Request for Applications 20-1, Health Effects of Air Polution, to invite applications on novel and important aspects of the health effects of air pollutants. HEI is particularly interested in applications on the following topics: accountability or effectiveness of air quality regulations; strengthening causal interpretation of evidence from existing cohorts; and contributions of wildland and agricultural burning to air quality and health. Read more..

New HEI accountability studies underway soon

January 14, 2020

HEI is embarking on a third wave of studies under its accountability research program to assess whether actions to improve air quality have been effective in improving public health. Read about 4 new studies that will start in 2020. 

HEI asking for input on next Strategic Plan

April 30, 2019

At its Annual Conference in Seattle on May 7, HEI is presenting its draft Strategic Plan for 2020-2025

HEI welcomes ideas for next Strategic Plan

February 8, 2019

Quality science to inform decisions does not just happen — it takes a careful strategic effort, drawing from the best minds in policy and science to ensure that the most relevant answers can be produced in time for key upcoming decisions. HEI is now preparing to develop its Strategic Plan for Understanding the Health Effects of Air Pollution for the years 2020 to 2025. In the process it will draw on ideas from sponsors, the scientific community, and the broader community of environmental and other stakeholders.

HEI requests applications for Accountability research and New Investigator Award

December 7, 2018

HEI has issued two requests for applications: RFA 18-1: Assessing Health Effects of Air Quality Actions at the National, Regional, and Local Levels solicits the next round of accountability studies to evaluate the effectiveness of measures to improve air quality in improving public health. RFA 18-2: Walter Rosenblith New Investigator Award solicits proposals from applicants at the Assistant Professor level for research on air pollution and health. Please refer to our Funding page for details. 

Two important new HEI studies underway

November 7, 2018

HEI has funded two new studies under a general request for applications (RFA 17-2) on the health effects of air pollution. Dr. Amir Hakami and colleagues will perform a health impact assessment of decreased emissions of  various pollutants. Dr. Roel Vermeulen and colleagues will conduct a large cohort study investigating long-term air pollution and cause-specific mortality in Asia.

Upcoming RFAs on accountability, enhanced exposure assessment, and new investigator award

September 19, 2018

HEI is planning to issue three Requests for Applications (RFAs) in Fall 2018 / Winter 2019. The topics will be accountability research, enhanced exposure assessment for air pollution and health studies, and the Walter A. Rosneblith New Investigator Award. Please check our Funding page for updates.