New Books!

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

1. Evaluation fundamentals: insights into program effectiveness, quality, and value. By Arlene Fink. Los Angeles: SAGE, 2015.
Call number: RA399.A1 F563 2015.
See sample materials, reviews, and table of contents from the publisher.

2. Health care disparities and the LGBT population. Edited by Vickie Harvey and Teresa Heinz Housel. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2014.
Call number: RA564.9.H65 H42 2014.
Find a description, detailed table of contents and reviews here.

3. Nutrition through the life cycle. By Judith Brown, Janet Isaacs, and Bea Krinke et al. Stamford, CT : CENGAGE Learning, 2014.
Call number: RA418.5.F3 G76 2014.
View an overview and table of contents here.

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. Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults. Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2014.

5. Research Priorities to Inform Public Health and Medical Practice for Ebola Virus Disease: Workshop in Brief. Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2014.

6. Capturing Social and Behavioral Domains and Measures in Electronic Health Records: Phase 2. Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2014.

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.

“Designing healthy communities” DVD series available for streaming from the Library

"Designing Healthy Communities" is a 4 DVD series that originally aired on PBS stations.

The Public Health Library is happy to announce that we have purchased the streaming rights for these DVDs, and they are now available for viewing to anyone with a CalNet ID; see links below.

"Host/Narrator Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, looks at the impact our built environment has on key public health indices – obesity, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, cancer and depression. Dr. Jackson connects bad community design with burgeoning health costs, then analyzes and illustrates what citizens are doing about this urgent crisis by looking upstream for innovative solutions."

The links also appear in the OskiCat record, or you can simply use these links:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4: “

(Folks using Macs will need to download the Flip-4-mac plugin in order to stream this Windows Media File:

Please also note that the accompanying book is also available online for UCB students, staff, faculty.