February is Black History Month

Did you know that the Journal of the National Medical Association has been published since 1909? The NMA is the nation’s oldest and largest organization representing African American physicians and health professionals in the United States, and was established in 1895.

The International Society on Hypertension in Blacks (ISHIB) was founded in 1986. They’ve published the journal Ethnicity and Disease for about 20 years. Some articles available online at their site; the Public Health Library has the journal in print in our UNCL section.

Some books of interest, with links to the OskiCat record:

Do you know of an important book that should be on this list? Check OskiCat to see if it’s in the library.


New Books!

The Public Health Library has the following new books available:

1. Waterborne pathogens: review for the drinking-water industry. By Emmanuelle Guillot, et al. London: IWA Pub., 2010. Call number: RA642.W3 G85 2010.

2. Water safety plan manual: step-by-step risk management for drinking-water suppliers. By Jamie Bartram, et al. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2009. Call number: RA591.W383 2009.

3.Community perspectives on obesity prevention in children: workshop summaries. By Paula Whitacre, et al. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 2009. Call number: RJ399.C6 C66 2009.

4. Preventing childhood obesity: evidence, policy and practice. By Elizabeth Waters; et al. Hoboken, NJ: BMJ Books, 2010. Call number: RJ399.C6 P74 2010.

5. Contaminated water supplies at Camp Lejeune: assessing potential health effects. By the National Research Council (U.S.) Committee on Contaminated Drinking Water at Camp Lejeune, et al. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 2009. Call number: RA592.N8 N383 2009.

Please note that these books are only a small selection of what is newly available. If you are interested in checking out any book(s), submit a request using our online form and we will mail the book(s) to you. You may also log into your web portal account to request the book(s).

If you do not currently possess a UC Berkeley library card, you will need to apply for one before we can check out a book to you.


February 9th Richmond Instruction Session: Food/Nutrition Resources

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RSVP by Monday, February 7th to Judy Bolstad at
jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.
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* Need to find literature on food and nutrition and their relationship to health?

* Want to know the nutritive value of different kinds of foods, from broccoli to Big Macs?

* Interested in how many fruits and vegetables Californians eat daily?

* Need to know the latest on E. coli?

* Want to know about quality sources of food/nutrition information for consumers?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Food/Nutrition Resources class!

Some of the topics that will be covered:
1. Using bibliographic databases such as Agricola to find
journal articles on food and nutrition topics
2. Resources for finding the nutritive value of foods
3. Finding statistics on food consumption
4. Information on food safety and pesticides
5. Information for consumers or for developing consumer material

Class: Food/Nutrition Resources
When: Wednesday, February 9th, 10-11 am
Where: CDPH Richmond Campus, Building C, Room 162
(Note: Room change — this is not the usual room, C-136)

Audience:
This class is intended for CDPH staff whose work requires knowledge of quality Internet resources on food/nutrition topics.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday, February 7th to Judy Bolstad at
jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

These one-hour training sessions are free to CDPH employees. Please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend.


February 23rd Sacramento Instruction Session: Health Promotion/Health Education Resources

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RSVP by Monday, February 21st to Judy Bolstad at
jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.
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* Does your work at CDPH involve health promotion,
health communication, or health education?

* Are you interested in learning about toolkits and
other resources that will help you develop a health
intervention?

* Do you need some resources to help you get started
with evaluating a project with which you are involved?

* Interested in how to find literature on health
education/promotion?

* Do you need to develop consumer health handouts?

* Want to know about quality sources for consumer health
information, including non-English language handouts
and materials?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Health Promotion and Health Education Resources class!

Topics covered will include:
1. Resource Toolkits for Developing Programs
2. “Best Practices” in Health Education/Promotion
3. Evaluation Resources
4. Finding Health Education Literature
5. Patient/Consumer Health Education Materials

Class: Health Promotion/Health Education Resources
When: Wednesday, February 23rd, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Where: 1500 Capitol Avenue, Training Room A (72.151)

Audience:
This class is intended for CDPH staff who are new to health promotion/health education or those who would like a refresher on freely available online resources.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday, February 21st to Judy Bolstad at
jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu, or (510) 642-2510.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

These one-hour training sessions are free to CDPH employees.  Please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend.


NLM Catalog and PubMed Journals Database Merge

The PubMed Journals Database has merged with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Catalog. The NLM Catalog has also been redesigned to provide users with a streamlined interface, and enhanced search and display of the 1.4 million bibliographic records in the NLM database. The NLM Catalog contains detailed MEDLINE indexing information about the journals in PubMed and other National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) databases. More information can be found at:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/nd10/nd10_nlm_catalog.html


Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) Interactive Database (NIOSH)

The ABLES data tracks elevated blood lead levels as reported by 40 states since 1994. This interactive web site allows users to create custom data products from this information for 2002-2008. The data can be retrieved by industry sector, year, age group, state, and gender, among other variables. Access this resource from our Toxicology/Occupational Health Resources web page.


Data.ca.gov

“Data.ca.gov was designed to provide a single source of raw data in the state. The centralized data repository allows the public to find, use, and repackage the volumes of data generated by the State. The data is provided in a variety of formats including CSV, XLS, KML, TXT, and XML.” A listing of the State Data Files includes the data type, description and format for each. This resource is available from our Statistical/Data Resources web page.