New ebooks from SPIE Press

Aberration Theory Made Simple, Second Edition, by Virendra Mahajan (eISBN: 9780819488268)

Color Image Processing with Biomedical Applications, by Rangaraj Rangayyan, Begoña Acha, and Carmen Serrano (eISBN: 9780819485656)

Color Vision and Colorimetry: Theory and Applications, Second Edition, by Daniel Malacara (eISBN: 9780819483980)

Hadamard Transforms, by Sos Agaian, Hakob Sarukhanyan, Karen Egiazarian, and Jaakko Astola (eISBN: 9780819486486)

Optical Imaging and Aberrations, Part II. Wave Diffraction Optics, Second Edition, by Virendra Mahajan (eISBN: 9780819487001)

New Books!

The Public Health Library has the following new books available:

1. Toxic chemicals: risk prevention through use reduction. By Thomas E Higgins, et al. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2011. Call number: TD1050.W36 H54 2011.

2. Winning health promotion strategies. By Anne Marie Ludovici-Connolly. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2010. Call number: RC969.H43 L83 2010.

3. Introduction to environmental toxicology: molecular substructures to ecological landscapes. 4th ed. By Wayne G Landis, et al. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2011. Call number: QH545.A1 L35 2011.

4. Planning in health promotion work: an empowerment model. By Roar Amdam. Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge, 2011. Call number: RA394.9.A43 2011.

5. A textbook of modern toxicology. 4th ed. By Ernest Hodgson. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2010. Call number: RA1211.H62 2010.

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.

Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM)

The National Library of Medicine has released Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management.

“Chemical emergencies are high risk events that require first responders to quickly make a series of complex decisions to minimize the risk of injury to their patients and themselves. The tools in CHEMM provide a comprehensive resource to help responders make safer decisions and provide them with the right information when it is needed most.

CHEMM enables first responders and other healthcare providers and planners to plan for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of mass-casualty incidents involving accidental or terrorist chemical releases.” CHEMM is a web-based resource that is downloadable in advance so that it is available during an event if the Internet is not accessible. It provides evidence-based information and guidance on a wide variety of topics, including quick chemical identification, acute patient care guidelines, and initial event activities.”

Pacific Public Health Training Consortium

This consortium includes three Public Health Training Centers serving California, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii, and the Associated Pacific Territories. All PPHTC online trainings are free of charge. Some sample topics are:

– Obesity and Overweight
– Foodborne Illness
– PH 101: Principles of Public Health
– How to Get it Published: From Conference to Press
– Public Health Nursing Orientation Training
– Introduction to Evaluating Health Programs

Check out these free trainings at:

Rising Expectations: The Developmental Disabilities Act Revisited

The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act was authorized in 1963. “Congress set out to establish a set of programs to improve the lives of people with DD; to protect their civil and human rights; and to promote their maximum potential through increased independence, productivity, and integration into the community. Despite some identified gains in disability rights, people with DD continue to face considerable barriers to full integration, maximum independence, and self-determination.”

This report by the National Council on Disability looks at what the DD Act has accomplished in the last 40 years, the strengths and weaknesses of the current structure, and whether or not the current structure is what’s needed for the future. Access it from our Disability Resources web page.

National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Reports

“These reports measure trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care. New this year, are chapters on care coordination and health system infrastructure. The reports present, in chart form, the latest available findings on quality of and access to health care.” Take a look, from our Health Care Planning, Organization, and Evaluation Resources web page.

Health Indicators Warehouse

“The health indicators warehouse (HIW) is a user-friendly web-accessible database of pre-tabulated national, state, and local health indicators, reflecting multiple dimensions of population health, health care, and health determinants. The HIW also contains supporting descriptive data to facilitate understanding and appropriate use of the indicators, as well as links to evidence-based interventions.” The Warehouse may be searched by topic, geography, or initiative. It was developed by the National Center for Health Statistics. Access it from our Statistical/Data Resources web page.