Richmond Instruction: Health Promotion/Health Education Resources class

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 10am-11am
Conference Room C-140
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Building C, Richmond, CA

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RSVP by Monday, June 16th to Michael Sholinbeck at
msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.
Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.

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Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

* 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?

* Know 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 or 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 Objectives:
To introduce CDPH staff to quality health promotion and health education tools and resources that are freely available online. Use of these resources will assist with efficiently developing effective, evidence-based health promotion programs.

These training sessions are free to CDPH employees.

A certificate of completion will be available for those who attend the class.

If you are interested in other training classes we offer please go to the library training page for more information.


Sacramento Instruction: PubMed Basics Hands-On class

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 10:30-12 pm
Enterprise Computer Training Room 72.169
1500 Capitol Ave, Sacramento
(Turn left as you enter the building and
proceed through the double doors to the
Enterprise Training Room)

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RSVP by Monday, June 23th to Michael Sholinbeck at
msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.
Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.

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PLEASE NOTE: This class is limited to 12 participants. A waiting list will be created, if necessary, for an additional class.

Some seats may be available on the day of the class so if you don’t register in advance, you can just show up to see if there is availability.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

* Do you need to find scientific evidence for a public health program, intervention, issue, or concern?

* Do you get irrelevant citations when searching PubMed?

* Do you get too many or too few search results when searching PubMed?

* Are you already using PubMed and have some burning questions?

* Are you interested in a hands-on session so you can learn and practice using PubMed?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s PubMed Basics Hands-On class!

Topics covered will include:
1. Introduction to PubMed
2. Retrieving Full Text Articles Using the CDPH PubMed URL
3. Effective Keyword Searching Using Boolean Logic and Filters
4. Finding and Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
5. Other PubMed Features

Class Objective:
PubMed is the primary literature database for most topics in public health; the database comes from the National Library of Medicine. This class will teach you the basic skills needed to search PubMed to identify and obtain the most relevant information you need to perform your job. The skills you learn will save you time by allowing you to search PubMed in a more efficient and effective manner.

These training sessions are free to CDPH staff.

A certificate of completion will be given to those who pre-register and attend the class.

If you are interested in other training classes we offer please go to the library training page for more information.


Visiting the Public Health Library this summer? Find information on holiday closures and summer hours here

The Public Health Library will be closed on July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. Please plan ahead and anticipate your project needs, especially if you will be using our Document Delivery service.

Our summer hours began on May 17 and continue through August 27. During this time, the Public Health Library will be open from 10am-5pm. If you wish to visit the library from 8am-10am, please let us know beforehand. Just give us a call first so we can open the door for you and make sure that a librarian will be here to assist you. We have computers available for your research use. Please let us know when you arrive.

You will still be able to reach us as usual from 8am – 5pm by calling (510) 642-2510 and by logging in to the web portal.

Forgotten how to log in to the web portal? See our story below for help.


Professional Development: Quick-Learn Design Toolkit, a New Resource From the CDC

The CDC created the Quick-Learn Design Toolkit to help public health instructional designers and web developers create their own quick-learn lessons. As you may remember from our April newsletter, quick-learn activities are a form of e-leaning written so that users only need 20 minutes or less to complete them.

Quick-Learn lessons work best for providing information, just-in-time training, or for reinforcing skills. Each lesson Quick-Learn lesson should have only one or two simple learning objectives. A series of Quick-Learn lessons could be created for content with more than two objectives. These lessons are designed to be accessed through desktop computers and mobile devices.

The Quick-Learn Design Toolkit contains a lesson design guide, a storyboard template, and web development tips. You’ll find help here with needs assessment, content organization, learning assessment, storyboard development, and formative evaluation, as well as software resources, browser support, and accessibility concerns, plus much more.


Want to sign in to the Web Portal but forgotten how? Help is here with our short new tutorial!

Want to sign in to the Web Portal to take full advantage of the services offered by the Public Health Library? Forgotten how to log in?

In case you have forgotten how to get to the Public Health Library’s web portal (the best way to access our services to CDPH) we have made a short tutorial. It will guide you from the CDPH Intranet to the web portal.

Don’t have a web portal account and want one? Send an e-mail to sngo@library.berkeley.edu with your name, unit, phone/fax numbers, and work e-mail address. Your username and password will be sent to you.


Want to sign in to the Web Portal but forgotten how? Help is here with our short new tutorial!

Want to sign in to the Web Portal to take full advantage of the services offered by the Public Health Library? Forgotten how to log in?

In case you have forgotten how to get to the Public Health Library’s web portal (the best way to access our services to CDPH) we have made a short tutorial. It will guide you from the CDPH Intranet to the web portal.

Don’t have a web portal account and want one? Send an e-mail to sngo@library.berkeley.edu with your name, unit, phone/fax numbers, and work e-mail address. Your username and password will be sent to you.


Need to refresh yourself on risk assessment? Try these short videos.

The Risk Bites videos might be just for you! Dr. Andrew Maynard, director of University of Michigan’s Risk Science Center, produces these short and informative videos on human health risks and how to manage them.

The Youtube videos examine the risk of various activities such as getting vaccinated against HPV, using antibacterial soap, using electronic cigarettes, and exposure to alien blood or other designer organisms. There are also videos explaining some of the concepts used in risk assessment such as the different between hazard and risk, dose response, and estimating health risk.


New Books!

The Public Health Library has the following new books available in print:

1. Lethal but legal: corporations, consumption, and protecting public health. By Nicholas Freudenberg. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, [2014]. Call number: RA441 .F74 2014.
Table of contents and summary available at: http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/record=b21242033~S1

2. A public health approach to bullying prevention. By Matthew G Masiello and Diana Schroeder. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, 2014. Call number: LB3013.3 .P83 2014.
Table of contents available at: http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/record=b20776331~S47

3. Global child health advocacy: on the front lines. By Stephen Berman, Judith Palfrey, Zulfiqar Bhutta, and Adenike Grange. [United States]: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014. Call number: RJ101 .G56 2014.
Table of contents available at: http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/record=b20776330~S47

and here are some new titles available online from the National Academies Press, which require a free registration to download a pdf of the title:

4. Identifying and Reducing Environmental Health Risks of Chemicals in Our Society: Workshop Summary. Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2014.
Available online at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18710

5. Establishing Transdisciplinary Professionalism for Improving Health Outcomes: Workshop Summary. Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2014.
Available online at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18398

6. Review of EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Process. National Research Council. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2014.
Available online at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18764

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 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.