The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) has extended the deadline to register for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) Exam until May 25, 2010. Here's what NBPHE says about the CPH Exam:
Becoming a Certified Public Health Professional Has Multiple Benefits:
Want some help? The Public Health Library has these:
CPH exam quick reference review, call no. RA430 .H65 2009
CPH study guide : certified in public health, call no. RA430 .A87 2008 (on reserve at the Circulation Desk)
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PubMed Central (PMC) is the free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). With PubMed Central, the National Library of Medicine has taken the lead in preserving and maintaining access to the electronic literature: NLM believes that giving all users free access to the material in PubMed Central is the best way to ensure the durability and utility of the archive as technology changes over time.
PubMed Central is now 10 years old. In February 2000, PMC contained only 2 journals: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America and Molecular Biology of the Cell. Currently, there are more than 600 full deposit journals as well as collections of NIH-funded articles, author manuscripts, books and other documents in the PMC archive. On a typical weekday, about 420,000 users are accessing 740,000 of PMC's over 2 million articles.
» Read more in the NLM Technical Bulletin.
A report released Earth Day by a federal interagency working group highlights 11 key categories of diseases and other health consequences that are occurring or will occur due to climate change. A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change (PDF) provides a starting point for coordination of federal research to better understand climate?s impact on human health. The recommendations of the working group include research to identify who will be most vulnerable, and what efforts will be most beneficial. "This white paper articulates, in a concrete way, that human beings are vulnerable in many ways to the health effects of climate change," said Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program, whose institute led the interagency effort. "It lays out both what we know and what we need to know about these effects in a way that will allow the health research community to bring its collective knowledge to bear on solving these problems."
The white paper highlights the state-of-the-science on the human health consequences of climate change on:
The report also examines a number of cross-cutting issues for federal research in this area, including susceptible, vulnerable, and displaced populations; public health and health care infrastructure; capacities and skills needed; and communication and education efforts.
» Read the Press Release from NIEHS.
» The report is also featured in Environmental Health Perspecitves.
Links to information on "Crude Oil Spills and Health" are now available from the National Library of Medicine at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/oilspills.html
The links under "Featured Sites" focus on the latest updates about the recent spill and subsequent controlled burning of crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico. This spill followed the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit oil platform 50 miles southeast of the Mississippi Delta on April 20, 2010.
This page also provides links to information on:
The Bay Area Automated Mapping Association - BAAMA, the local chapter of Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) - is hosting a public health GIS educational session on May 27th.
This is only the second time BAAMA has focused on public health. Please consider attending as it promises to be an interesting set of presentations:
GIS in Public Health: Svetlana Smorodinsky, Research Scientist, Environmental Health Investigations Branch, CDPH
Racial Disparities in Sexually Transmitted Diseases and using GIS for Targeted Action: Michael Samuel, Chief, Surveillance and Epidemiology Section, STD Branch, CDPH; Denise Gilson, Research Scientist, STD Branch, CDPH
The Use of GIS for Health Policy and Planning: Cynthia Comerford Scully, Senior Environmental Health Planner, City and County of San Francisco, Dept. of Public Health
Overview and Demonstration of California Environmental Health Tracking Program's Web-Based Services: Craig Wolff, IT/GIS Director, California Environmental Health Tracking Program, CDPH
Details: Thursday, 5/27/2010, 8:30 am - 12 noon, MTC, 101 8th St., Oakland, $10 for non-members.
See the BAAMA web site for talk descriptions and directions.