Sacramento Instruction: EndNote Basics Hands-On class

Wednesday, April 25, 10:30am-12:00pm
Computer Training Room 72.169
1500 Capitol Ave, Sacramento


RSVP by Tuesday, April 24th to Michael Sholinbeck at or (510) 642-2510.
Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.


PLEASE NOTE: This class is limited to 12 participants. A few 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.

* Interested in a program that lets you easily create a customizable database of citations?

* Do you already have the EndNote program but are not sure what it can do for you?

* Do you write journal articles or reports and need to cite literature you’ve read or referenced?

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

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

If you’ve answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s EndNote X8 Basics Hands-On class!

Topics covered will include:
1. Some new features in EndNote X8
2. How to populate your EndNote database with citations from PubMed and elsewhere
3. EndNote X8 features: display, search, groups, etc.
4. How to use “Cite While You Write” with Microsoft Word
5. How to get help

Class Objective:
Learn how to save time and work more efficiently:
– Save article and other citations in a customizable database
– Add PDF files to the references in your database
– Create groups to organize references by topic, project, etc.
– Add citations to a Word document, and automatically format the bibliography and notes in any of thousands of styles

This class is intended for CDPH staff who wish to gain a basic understanding of the EndNote X8 software program and how to use its features. Users of older
versions of EndNote are welcome to attend. The EndNote X8 software will not be distributed at this class. If you need EndNote for your work, the instructor can tell you how to obtain a licensed copy from CDPH.

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 here.

Professional Development: Organizational Behaviour

Have you ever wanted to learn more about about the effects of organizational structures on the behaviour of employees? This free self-paced course, part of the Business Fundamentals MicroMasters program, will teach you to think about the organization as a whole and to examine how it behaves.

What you’ll learn

* Describe and apply key organizational behaviour concepts
* Identify sources of power, motivation, and commitment in an organizational setting
* Improve teamwork skills by understanding team dynamics
* Review and recommend adjustments to organization structures, design and culture

Begins: April 9
Course length: 6-7 weeks
Time involved: 3-5 hours/week
Price: Free, with a Verified Certificate available for $150
Institution: University of British Columbia
Instructor: Perry Atwal, UBC Sauder School of Business

Beyond the SEA: Partnering to Transform the Care Environment for Transgender and Gender-Expansive Patients

Want to learn about some evidence-based resources that inform health professionals on the unique medical needs of transgender patients? Wish to help health professionals understand the social determinants of health that impact transgender and gender-expansive individuals? Then this webinar may be of interest to you!

During this presentation, you will review the vocabulary around gender identity and expression, provide an overview of the information needs of both health professionals and patients, and highlight available online resources and other training opportunities that can be shared with health professionals.

Date: April 5, 2018
Time: 11:00am-noon PT
cost: Free
Audience: Health professionals, health science librarians, and other health focused groups

Presenter: Dr. Scott Nass. President-Elect, GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality. Pronouns: He/Him/His
Host: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM SEA)

Beryllium Health Effects on Workers: A COEH webinar

This webinar will review recommendations for practitioners regarding the diagnosis and management of beryllium sensitivity and chronic beryllium disease published in an official American Thoracic Society (ATS) statement in 2014. The ATS statement was prepared with the support and input of both NIOSH and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). It will also discuss federal OSHA’s new Final Rule to Protect Workers from Beryllium Exposure.

Learning Objectives:

* Describe how to make the diagnosis of beryllium sensitization
* Describe how to make the diagnosis of chronic beryllium disease
* Identify key features of the new OSHA beryllium standard

When: Wednesday, April 4
Time: 10:30-11:30am
Cost: Free! or $30 for CE credit. CE credit requires additional registration to complete payment and an evaluation after viewing the webinar
Speaker: Dr. John Balmes of UCSF and UCB. Dr. Balmes’ laboratory, the Human Exposure Laboratory (HEL), has been studying the respiratory health effects of various air pollutants for the past 27 years.

You’ll find more information and registration details on the COEH website.

New Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology (DART) Subject Filter

NLM PubMed provides search filters to aid in searching selected topics.Subject filters restrict retrieval to specific subjects. A new subject filter strategy
was recently added. The Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology (DART) subject filter was created to facilitate searching for subjects in the area of teratology and other aspects of developmental and reproductive toxicology.

This filter can also be used in a search as . For example, if you wanted to find articles on the developmental and reproductive toxicological effects of mercury, you might try a search like:
mercury AND dart[sb]

Found under the Subjects tag on the PubMed Special Queries page, you can scroll down to the name and simply click on it to run the search in PubMed. Once here, you’ll find this and other special pre-canned PubMed queries.

Want to see what the underlying search strategy looks like? You can view it online here.

When using these, you will want to review any of these search strategies that you may use to make sure they cover everything you want them to cover.

New Books!

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

1. Violence and Mental Health Opportunities for Prevention and Early Detection: Proceedings of a Workshop (2018).

2. A Proposed Framework for Integration of Quality Performance Measures for Health Literacy, Cultural Competence, and Language Access Services: Proceedings of a Workshop (2018).

3. Community-Based Health Literacy Interventions: Proceedings of a Workshop (2018).

4. Aging and Disability: Beyond Stereotypes to Inclusion: Proceedings of a Workshop (2018).

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.

CDPH In The News March, 2018

CDPH in the News

Jury awards family $12.39M in punitive damages in case of doctor who left before finishing operation


A jury has awarded a family another $12.39-million in punitive damages in case of Fresno doctor who walked out before the operation was complete. A jury awarded the family $55.6 million in general damages Monday. Silvino Perez went into Community Regional Medical Center in Downtown Fresno needing heart surgery in 2012 and he never really came out.
Six years later, he hasn’t woken up.
Investigators say the surgeon, Dr. Pervaiz Chaudhry, left before finishing the operation by closing the 70-year-old’s chest. Months later, the California Department of Public Health fined the hospital $175,000 without naming the patient. CRMC reached a settlement with Perez’s family before this trial, but still faces at least five more lawsuits related to Dr. Chaudhry’s performance and one more from the whistleblower.

Second lawsuit against San Francisco fertility center after tank malfunction

from Mercury News

A second lawsuit has been filed against a San Francisco fertility center by a Sacramento couple that says their frozen embryos were destroyed by a rare tank malfunction, dashing their hopes of starting a family. Megan and Jonathan Bauer’s lawsuit says they were planning to transfer one of their eight embryos stored at Pacific Fertility Center next month — and were shocked to be told that something went wrong.
“Their dreams of future children were irrevocably destroyed,” said attorney Adam Wolf of the firm Peiffer Rosca Wolf Abdullah Carr & Kane, which filed the suit Thursday in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division. “They entrusted their eggs and embryos after exhausting other avenues to have children.” The law firm said it is also working with regulators and legislators to create tougher oversight of the lightly-regulated field.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires testing to prevent the spread of infectious disease. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control tracks the success of treatments. California’s Department of Public Health requires that clinics submit policies to obtain a license.

California nursing home compare website needs to go, advocates say

from McKnight’s Long Term care News

A new website in the state of California is supposed to make it easier for residents to compare nursing homes. But industry advocates say it’s doing more harm than good and should be taken down immediately, California Healthline reports. The site in question is Cal Health Find, launched by the state’s Department of Public Health earlier this year, as a way to compare nursing homes and other care facilities. State activists, however, are calling the effort “incomplete, inaccurate and a huge step in the wrong direction.”
“The department has acknowledged and identified the source of the problem [with complaint counts] and has already implemented a correction plan,” Corey Egel, spokesman for the California Department of Public Health, told Healthline in a written statement. “The department believes Cal Health Find improves the user experience. … We find no reason to remove the site while we correct errors.”

Eureka City Ordinance set to lower syringe litter

from KIEM TV

One of the major issues affecting our community is the amount of syringes spread across private and public property. Now a new Eureka City Ordinance aims to regulate the problem at the source. There are more syringes on the ground then there are people to pick them up, but that doesn’t stop police and volunteers from trying. People who inject drugs continue to be at risk for HIV and hepatitis C infection. The California Department of Public Health has lowered the number at risk by implementing the syringe exchange program in most medical facilities, but as a result more syringes are being left behind.
City Manager Greg Sparks said that treatment for everyone in need is the real source of change, but until then, the draft ordinance provides a number of criteria including quarterly reporting, clean-ups, and keeping syringes away from schools. The new ordinance will be addressed at the next council meeting Tuesday the 6th it begins at six in eureka city hall’s council chambers.

At Some California Hospitals, Fewer Than Half Of Workers Get The Flu Shot

from Kaiser Health News

How well are doctors, nurses and other workers at your local hospital vaccinated against the flu? That depends on the hospital.
According to data from the California Department of Public Health, flu vaccination rates among health care staffers at the state’s acute care hospitals range from a low of 37 percent to 100 percent. Overall, flu vaccination rates among hospital workers climbed significantly in the past several years — from an average of 63 percent during the 2010-11 influenza season to 83 percent during the 2016-17 season, according to the California Department of Public Health.

California considers using budget surplus to aid homeless

from Santa Cruz Sentinal

Responding to pleas from 11 big-city mayors grappling with the alarming rise of homelessness, California lawmakers on Wednesday announced two proposals that would devote over half of the state’s $6.1 billion budget surplus to the crisis.
One longtime advocate for the homeless said the crisis is as severe as he has ever seen it. “It’s obviously causing individuals a lot of pain,” said Louis Chicoine, CEO of the Alameda County-based Abode Services, “but it’s also affecting the quality of life in the Bay Area for everyone else.” San Diego was struck by a deadly Hepatitis A outbreak in its homeless encampments last fall that killed 20 people, according to the California Department of Public Health. Los Angeles, Monterey and Santa Cruz also have had cases, including one death in Santa Cruz.

Richmond Instruction: Environmental Health Resources class

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 10-11am
Room C-136
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA


RSVP by Tuesday, March 13th to Michael Sholinbeck at or (510) 642-2510.

Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.


Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

* Does your work at CDPH require you to access environmental health information, data, or other resources?

* Are you interested in learning about tools to help you find everything from environmental legislation, to continuing education sources, to environmental screening methods?

* Interested in environmental health topics like environmental justice, climate change, or nanotechnology?

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

Topics covered will include:
1. Tools for data visualization, continuing education, site assessment, and more
2. Information on selected topics in environmental health
3. Finding environmental health literature
4. Environmental health data sources

Class Objective:
To introduce CDPH staff to quality environmental health tools and resources that are freely available online. Use of these resources will assist with finding environmental health data, literature, and more; and in developing evidence-based environmental health programs.

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: Google, Google Scholar, Google Books, WorldCat Hands On class (New Format)

Wednesday, March 28, 10:30am-12:00pm
Room 74.164 Vault
1616 Capitol Ave, Sacramento


RSVP by Tuesday, March 27th to Michael Sholinbeck at or (510) 642-2510.
Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.


PLEASE NOTE: This class is limited to 16 participants.

New: In the vault you will need to log in to the computer with your CDPH logon.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

Did you know:

* You can limit your Google search to a particular domain (eg, .gov or .org) or even to a particular website (eg,

* What is and is not included in different Google search products?

* You can import citations directly from Google Scholar into EndNote?

* You can perform cited reference searching in Google Scholar?

* You can create a profile in Google Scholar, and save your citations there?

* Google Books allows you to read or preview books online?

* WorldCat lets you search for books and more in over 10,000 libraries?

If you’ve answered “No” to any of these questions, then please come to the Google, Google Scholar, Google Books, WorldCat Hands-On class! By popular demand, this class is now HANDS-ON in a computer lab, so you can follow along and explore the websites we visit them in class.

Topics covered will include:

1. Google search products: what’s in them?
2. Search tips
3. Setting preferences
4. Creating a profile in Google Scholar
5. Advanced search and cited reference searching
6. Shortcomings of using Google for research
7. How Google Books and WorldCat link to each other

Class Objective:
After this class, you will be able to perform more effective Internet searches, and will better understand the results that you retrieve. In addition, this class will provide you with helpful tips to efficiently search for articles and books.

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.

Professional Development: Understanding the Collaborators, an edX class

Do you work with teams on projects for your job? Have you wanted to explore ways to enhance your team’s effectiveness? Then this free online class might be of interest to you!

This course is designed to give you a greater understanding of collaboration and ways to manage it. As cloud technology use increases, it becomes more and more important to understand how people collaborate and exchange information so that you can best select technological tools to support their efforts.

What you’ll learn:

* Interaction Techniques – how to engage effectively with team mates and others
* Your Collaboration Style – what is your communication style and how can you engage with other styles in a productive and meaningful way?
* How to build virtual teams – how to collaborate with teams that are distributed across offices/buildings
* How to lead within teams – gain the foundational principles needed to effectively lead within teams both locally and in virtual settings

Begins: November 13
Course length: 4 weeks
Time involved: 2-4 hours/week
Price: Free, with a Verified Certificate available for $99
Institution: Microsoft