July 10th Richmond Instruction Session: Public Health Informatics

Do you want to know:

* About free medical and health mobile applications?
* What "participatory epidemiology" is?
* About online collaboration tools that allow document
and file sharing with colleagues?

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

Topics covered will include:
1. Public Health Informatics: What is it?
2. Brief overview of historical aspects and syndromic surveillance
3. Tools you can use:
– that link disparate resources,
– for decision-making and data collection,
– for collaboration
4. Examples of public health applications of information technology

(Note: This session will not include in-depth coverage of health information
exchanges, "meaningful use," data standards, and similar topics.)

Class: Public Health Informatics
When: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 10-11 AM
Where: CDPH Richmond, Building C, Room 140

Class Objective:
To provide an introduction to Public Health Informatics, and how
technological tools can help you:
– Save time finding relevant research,
– Identify and assess the health status of populations in new ways,
– Recognize linkages between health and environmental and other factors
– Collaborate across disciplinary and/or jurisdictional boundaries

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend, if appropriate.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday, July 8, 2013 to Michael Sholinbeck at msholinb@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.

See a schedule of other upcoming training sessions so you can plan for them now.

Hope to see you there!

New Books In Graduate Services In June


Ancient Israel : the Former Prophets : Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings : a translation with commentary

Ancient Isreal: The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, And Kings translated and commentary by Robert Alter

Modern German thought from Kant to Habermas : an annotated German-language reader

Modern German Thought From Kant To Habermas: An Annotated German-Language Reader edited by Henk de Berg and Duncan Large

Dispossession : the performative in the political

Dispossession: The Performative In The Political by Judith Butler and Athena Athanasiou

The chair : rethinking culture, body, and design

The Chair: Rethinking Culture, Body, And Design by Galen Cranz

The complete poems of James Dickey

The Complete Poems Of James Dickey edited with an introduction by Ward Briggs

Blake's agitation : criticism and the emotions

Blake’s Agitation: Critism And The Emotions by Steven Goldsmith


Place:New Poems by Jorie Graham

My life : and, My life in the nineties

My Life And My Life In The Nineties by Lyn Hejinian

The politics of literature

The Politics Of Literature by Jacques Ranciere

The ground beneath her feet : a novel

The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie's Midnight's children

Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children adapted for the theatre by Salman Rushdie, Simon Reade, and Tim Supple

The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism

The Protestant Ethic And The Spirit Of Capitalism: The Revised 1920 Edition by Max Weber translated and introduced by Stephen Kalberg

New Books!

The Public Health Library has the following new books available:

1. Biomarkers and human biomonitoring. By Lisbeth E Knudsen and Domenico Franco Merlo. Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain); Cambridge: RSC Pub., 2012.
Call number: R853.B54 B56 2012.

2. eHealth applications : promising strategies for behavior change. By
Seth M Noar and Nancy Grant Harrington. New York: Routledge, 2012.
Call number: RA427.8 .E34 2012.

3. American pandemic : the lost worlds of the 1918 influenza epidemic.
By Nancy K Bristow. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Call number: RA644.I6 B75 2012.

4. Health economics and policy. By James W Henderson. Mason, OH:
South-Western, Cengage Learning, 2012.
Call number: RA410 .H45 2012.

5. Environmental aspects of zoonotic diseases. By Robert Armon and
Uta Cheruti. London; New York: IWA Pub., 2012.
Call number: RC113.5 .A76 2012.

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.

July 24 Sacramento Instruction Session: PubMed Basics Hands-On class

* 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: PubMed Basics Hands-On
When: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 10:30-12 pm
Where: CDPH Sacramento Campus, 1500 Capitol Ave,
Enterprise Computer Training Room 72.169

Class Objective:
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.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday, July 22nd to Michael Sholinbeck at msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

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

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

Free Webinars in July from CALPACT

Want to learn health communications techniques? Or how to strengthen your core without doing crunches? Attend these free webinars designed to strengthen your core competencies and capabilities. Learn more for free about county health profiles, public health accreditation, punching up your PowerPoints, and/or predicting emerging infectious diseases.

* County Health Status Profiles?Unique Value to California
Wednesday July 17, 10:30-11:30am
* Public Health Accreditation – Shaping the Future of Public Health
Thursday July 18, 11:00am – noon
* Tips and Tricks for an Engaging PowerPoint Presentation
Tuesday July 23, 10:30-11:30am
* Predicting the Unpredictable: Identifying Emerging Infectious Diseases at
the Human-Domestic Animal-Wildlife Interface
Wednesday July 24, 10:30-11:30am

Listen and learn about county health status profiles from your colleagues on Wednesday, July 17! The speakers, all from CDPH, are:
-John Rudzinskas, MBA, author, Research Program Specialist I
-Alicia Van Hoy, MA, independent peer reviewer, Research Program
Specialist I
-Scott Fujimoto, MD, MPH, Medical Advisor, and Evaluator
-Elaine Bilot, MA, MS, Research Manager I

On Thursday, July 18, Loriann DeMartini, PharmD, CDPH’s Deputy Director, Office of Quality Performance and Accreditation will present on Public Health Accreditation – Shaping the Future of Public Health.

Want to learn tips and tricks to spice up your PowerPoint presentations? On Tuesday, July 23, CDPH’s own Tammy Pilisuk, MPH, Health Educator at the Immunization Branch in Richmond will show you how to take your PowerPoint presentations from ?blah? into ?ta-da.? Learn how to critique your own slides, add visual interest, and connect with your audience.

Find out more about identifying emerging infectious diseases in a webinar on Wednesday July 24 from speaker Jonna AK Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD Professor of Epidemiology & Disease Ecology; Director, One Health Institute & Wildlife Health Center; Global Director, PREDICT Project of USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats Program.

CALPACT is a public health training center funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in 2010. The mission of CALPACT is to provide professional development training to working public health professionals in northern California, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands by hosting webinars, group training meetings, conferences, and online materials. CALPACT includes the public health schools and programs at UC Berkeley, CSU Fresno,University of Hawaii, and UC Davis.

More about these free webinars including how to register is available on the CALPACT website.

National Library of Medicine Launches “Outreach to Specific Populations” Listserv

Be in touch with colleagues and others interested in health information
resources, services and programs tailored to specific populations through the
NLM’s new Outreach to Specific Populations listerv.

Health information professionals, librarians, advocates, healthcare
professionals, students and others are invited to sign up to share information
and discuss outreach to specific populations, and to participate in
discussions that address best practices, challenges and gaps associated
with health information outreach to specific populations. It was created by
the Outreach & Special Populations Branch in the NLM Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS).

It is anticipated that information distributed through the OSP Listserv will
* Health information outreach programs and services tailored to specific
populations such as students/educators, health professionals, minorities,
women, and seniors, among others
* Information resources addressing health topics ranging from HIV/AIDS
and environmental health to emergency and disaster preparedness
* Announcements of funding opportunities
* Notices of national, state and/or local meetings and conferences
* Information and technological resources for and about specific populations
* Training opportunities
* Best practices, trends, new ideas
* Publications, articles, and research findings related to health information outreach