Public Health Library Updates

Hopefully, all of you saw Michael Marks’ May 30th email. It has a number of important dates in it. Please return all books by Monday, June 11th. In preparation for the cessation of the Public Health Library contract, Document Delivery requests will not be accepted after Wednesday, June 27th. Web portal access will shut down Friday, July 6th so be sure to retrieve all your PDF articles by then. A number of print journals that CDPH will not have electronic access to have been moved to the CDPH Richmond Building C Library. All topical training webpages (e.g., Literature Searching, Health Statistics/Data Resources, etc.) will be given to OQPA for CDPH access after July 1st. Don’t forget to register as a CDPH Library Services User with OQPA.

The Public Health Library is now closed to the public in preparation for our merger with the Bioscience and Natural Resources library over the summer; however, contract services continue until June 30th. If you need to visit us or have any questions, please call us at 510-642-2510 or email me.

To express our appreciation and bid farewell, we are having a Contract Farewell Event on June 20, 2018 from 4-6:30 pm. We would love to you to attend if you are available. Retirees are invited as well. Please RSVP at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/62018Farewell

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Debbie Jan

Debbie.Jan@cdph.ca.gov


Richmond Instruction: Public Health Digital Library Basics Hands-On

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 10-11:30am
RCCC, P-1115
Building P, Richmond

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RSVP by Tuesday, June 5th 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 42 participants.

NON-BUILDING P OCCUPANTS: Please make sure to register so your name will be on the class participant list given to the Building P Security Desk for entry into Building P.

Class Objective: Introduce the Public Health Digital Library resources to CDPH staff and show how to retrieve journals articles via your desktop.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

The Public Health Library contract with CDPH ends June 30, 2018. At that time, CDPH will fully move over to the Public Health Digital Library (PHDL) provided by the National Public Health Coordination Office at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Lamar Soutter Library. This class will help CDPH staff transition over to the PHDL.

Topics covered will include:

1. Introduction to the Public Health Digital Library and its resources

2. How to access full text journal articles

3. Exploring some PHDL resources

4. How to create an account to attend online trainings

5. How to get help

These training sessions are free to CDPH staff. A certificate of completion will be available for those who attend the class.

Debbie Jan
Public Health Library
(510) 642-2510


Sacramento Instruction: Public Health Digital Library Hands-On

Wednesday, June 27, 10:30am-12:00pm
East End Complex TBD, Sacramento

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RSVP by Tuesday, June 26th 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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Class Objective: Introduce the Public Health Digital Library resources to CDPH staff and show how to retrieve journals articles via your desktop.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

The Public Health Library contract with CDPH ends June 30, 2018. At that time, CDPH will fully move over to the Public Health Digital Library (PHDL) provided by the National Public Health Coordination Office at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Lamar Soutter Library. This class will help CDPH staff transition over to the PHDL.

Topics covered will include:

1. Introduction to the Public Health Digital Library and its resources

2. How to access full text journal articles

3. Exploring some PHDL resources

4. How to create an account to attend online trainings

5. How to get help

These training sessions are free to CDPH staff. A certificate of completion will be available for those who attend the class.

Debbie Jan
Public Health Library
(510) 642-2510


Professional Development: How to Communicate Effectively, Even When It’s Hard

Are you looking to improve your communication skills? Do you want tools that can help you improve the morale and quality of your workplace? Then this class might help!

We have more electronic tools than ever to help us stay in what may seem like constant contact with each other. Poor communication skills, however, can counteract those advances and be the bane of your work life. They can lead to never-ending email threads, unproductive meetings, confusing feedback, and disorganized project management.

Good communication skills, however, between bosses and workers, or between co-workers, can significantly improve the conditions and quality of work. One technique that can help is called Emotional Intelligence (EI).

In this class, you’ll learn:

* What EI is, why it’s important, and how to handle yourself and your relationships in ways that strengthen personal communication and leadership
* How to approach work styles and personality differences thoughtfully and effectively
* Practical tips and tools you can take with you and start implementing at your workplace tomorrow

Date: Thursday, June 14
Time: 11:00am – noon PT
Price: Free
Training provider: NextGen Nation


Conservation as a Public Health Strategy for Climate Change Preparedness: A webinar

Want to learn how nature conservation can be an essential component of building community resilience and can play a prominent role in public health planning? This webinar, held on May 9, examines this topic.

Researchers studying climate change have been focused on vulnerable populations and resilience as well as on acute illnesses such as heat exhaustion and zoonoses. This presentation will explore how nature conservation can be an essential component of building community resilience and can play a prominent role in public health planning. We will talk about how nature contributes to social and environmental determinants of health.

Conservation as a Public Health Strategy for Climate Change Preparedness is part of a series sponsored by the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health which is funded by funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The speaker is Dr. Craig Stephen, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative.

The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online and include Cannabis Legalization and Environmental Health, and Policy options for healthier retail food environments in city-regions: The case for a solid measurement foundation among others that may be of interest.


Understanding & Responding to the Lifelong Effects of Opioid Exposure: A webinar

Are you interested in learning more about the impacts of the opioid epidemic on our children and families? Would you like to learn more about what health officials in other state are doing in response? Then you might want to tune in to this webinar hosted by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).

The opioid epidemic affects infants, children and families in many ways, from the effects of opioid exposure and withdrawal on infants born to mothers using opioids to the challenge of providing stable care to children while struggling with addiction. These early childhood experiences have lifelong impacts on health and quality of life, and are also significantly impacting state services and systems.

In response to this crisis, health officials across the country are implementing statewide solutions to protect and support families. Join this Live webcast event and learn from researchers, peer health officials, and other national leaders addressing the effects of the opioid epidemic on children and families. The panelists will share innovative approaches to preventing adverse childhood experiences related to opioid use and to promote healthy caregiver-child
relationships that help buffer the effects of trauma. Participants are invited to share their most pressing needs, promising approaches, and experiences, and to pose questions to panelists.

Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Time: noon – 1:30pm PT
cost: Free (requires free login)
Panelists include:
* Dr. Stephen Patrick, Neonatologist at Vanderbilt University
* Dr. Karen Remley, CEO at American Academy of Pediatrics and former SHO-VA
* Dr. Michael Warren, Deputy Commissioner for Population Health at Tennessee Department of Health
* Moderator: Dr. Monica Bharel, Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Health


New Books!

Here are some new titles available online from the National Academies Press of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

1. Opportunities for Improving Programs and Services for Children with Disabilities 2018.

2. Improving Health Research on Small Populations: Proceedings of a Workshop 2018.

3. Progress Toward Transforming the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Program 2018.

4. Exploring Partnership Governance in Global Health: Proceedings of a Workshop 2018.

5. Achieving Rural Health Equity and Well-Being: Proceedings of a Workshop 2018.

Note: UCB Public Health Library book checkouts have stopped to allow time for processing. All books are due June 11th. Also, just a reminder that all library cards expire June 30, 2018 so if you have checked out any books yourself they need to be returned before the contract ends.


Library Service Changes from the Public Health Library

As most of you already know from Michael Marks’ April 19th email, the Public Health Library contract with CDPH is coming to a close on June 30, 2018.

In preparation for that, there will be a number of changes upcoming in May and June. The first items to let you know about is that no new library card applications will be accepted after May 7th and book checkouts will stop May 24th so if you need a book, please request it right away. Also, just a reminder that all library cards expire June 30, 2018 so if you have checked out any books yourself they need to be returned before the contract ends.

As mentioned in the email, you need to register as a CDPH Library Services User in order to receive any library services after June 30th. More information about the new library services and the Public Health Library’s changes will be forthcoming.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Debbie Jan

Debbie.Jan@cdph.ca.gov


Richmond Instruction: Literature Searching Hands-On class

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 10-11:30am
Room P-1246
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA

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RSVP by Tuesday, May 15th 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 16 participants.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

* Are you interested in learning about databases besides PubMed where you can find articles and more?

* Want to know about sources of systematic reviews and grey literature?

* Want to practice using these databases with some hands-on, in-class exercises?

* Do you want to know how to search for articles more effectively by using index terms (aka subject terms, thesaurus terms, descriptors)?

If you’ve answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Literature Searching: Beyond PubMed & More, Hands-on class!

Topics covered will include:
1. How to think about your topic to improve your literature search
2. The basics of indexing
3. Databases beyond PubMed, including sources for systematic reviews and grey literature
4. Critically evaluating what you find

Class Objective:
In this class you will learn effective techniques for searching the scientific literature, including tips on search topic formulation, and how a database index (a set of subject terms, such as PubMed’s MeSH) works. You will also learn about – and explore – databases to search other than PubMed, including sources of systematic reviews and “grey literature.” Also covered will be how to critically evaluate what you find from your searches.

It is recommended, but not required, that you already have some experience or familiarity with searching PubMed.

These training sessions are free to CDPH staff. A certificate of completion will be available for those who attend the class.

A schedule of other upcoming training sessions is available online for you.


Sacramento Instruction: Public Health Digital Library Basics Hands-On

*** CANCELLED ***

Wednesday, May 30, 10:30am-12:00pm
Computer Training Room 72.169
1500 Capitol Ave, Sacramento

Come learn how to use the Public Health Digital Library (PHDL) and request documents not available from your desktop. The Public Health Digital Library offers a number of electronic resources for you to search. In addition, some full text journals will be available from your desktop. For books and journal articles not available from your desktop, you will see how to request that material. More details about the class will be available closer to the class date.