"The Draft 2012 HHS Environmental Justice Strategy (PDF - 557KB) introduces the vision of "a nation that equitably promotes healthy community environments and protects the health of all people."
Details, with links to each section of the draft, are available on the HHS Environmental Justice Strategy website.
"HHS recognizes that disproportionate exposure to environmental hazards with negative health effects persist in minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes and that coordinated Federal action is needed to eliminate these disparities. The 2012 HHS Strategy is intended to provide clear direction of goals, strategies and actions to address environmental justice in minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes.
"The 2012 HHS Strategy is organized into four interrelated strategic elements as follows:
Last week was Open Access Week. Here's a highly entertaining 3 minute video on why this is so important. Especially if you publish your research, or if you think you may in the future, please take a look:
As of today, the UC-eLinks menu will include a link to OskiCat. Previously, if the article or other item you sought was not online, your next choice was to open the Melvyl all-UC library catalog to see if and where the item was available. Now, above that Melvyl link, appears a link to OskiCat. This makes it much easier to see if an item is available at UCB. Everything you need is NOT online!
The other links on the UC-eLinks menu - those under "Request It" and "Get Help" - remain the same.
The 2011 Ig Nobel Prize winners were awarded at the 21st First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, on September 29, at Harvard University. Ceremony videos and more are available at improbable.com/ig/2011, and complete details on the winners, with links to their published works, videos, etc., may be found at improbable.com/ig/winners/#ig2011.
Here is a brief summary of this year's winners:
"Open Access - the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results - has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. Open Access has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship."
Open access is supported at UC Berkeley by the Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII). BRII subsidizes fees charged to authors who select open access or paid access publication.
Check out the display case in the Public Health Library for information on Open Access Week.
Also posted are selected open access articles written by UCB School of Public Health researchers.