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Closure next week, BUT open 3/28

All of the UC Berkeley libraries will be closed Sunday, March 21 through Saturday, March 27 for a campus-wide mandated furlough period, and Friday, March 26 for Cesar Chavez Day.

On Sunday, March 28, the Public Health Library will be one of only 3 campus libraries open. Our hours that day are 1-5 pm.

Consult the Library Hours web page for details,

During the closure period, library web sites, catalogs, and research databases will be available.

Mar 17, 2010 | Categories: News | msholinb

It's not all online! New books in the Public Health Library

. . . Here's a few we just got:

Biopolitical surveillance & public health in international politics; Jeremy Youde. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Call no. RA441.Y68 2010.
"How can the international community balance the need to engage in surveillance for disease control while simultaneously allaying fears about the purpose of such programs? Using historical and contemporary case studies, Youde traces the shifting balance between surveillance and global public good provision and suggests that a human rights-based strategy offers a stable compromise."

Determinants of infant and child mortality in rural India; S. Gunasekaran. Delhi: Kalpaz Publications, 2008. Call no. HB1323.I42 I434 2008.
"This book emerged from the National Family Health Survey. Based on the findings, suggestions have been made for devising suitable strategies to reduce infant and child mortality rates in rural India."

Clinical toxicological analysis: Procedures, results, interpretation; W. R. Kulpmann. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, c2009. Call no. RA1199.C59 2009.
"This first, complete reference on standardized methods for laboratory analysis is tailor-made for clinical toxicologists, containing all relevant data and protocols for routine and specialized laboratory analysis. All the procedures described conform to standards stipulated by the International Standards Organisation (ISO) and academic societies, such as the IUPAC and ICC."

. . . Find them in OskiCat!

Mar 16, 2010 | Categories: New Resources | msholinb

Free classes on Community-Based Participatory Research (and more)

The Michigan Public Health Training Center offers free (and fee) classes on community-based participatory research (CBPR) and other topics. CBPR is a partnership approach to research that equitably involves community members, organization representatives, and academic researchers in all aspects of the research process. CBPR aims to increase knowledge and understanding of what is being studied and to integrate the knowledge gained with interventions and policy changes to enhance the health and quality of life of community members.

There are many free classes available ... check them out at

Other free classes include

  • Advocating for Healthy Environments and Healthy People
  • Demystifying Data: Accessing, Using, and Interpreting Data in Public Health
  • Measuring Health Disparities
Mar 12, 2010 | Categories: Events and Workshops | msholinb

Here comes National Public Health Week!

Ready? National Public Health Week is April 5-11.

"If every one of us commits to promoting good health in our communities, we can create a ripple effect from coast to coast. Through just one neighborhood that makes its public parks accessible, one municipality that launches a bike-helmet safety program, one group of people who join together to bring fresh foods to school, or one health center that offers a vaccination program, we can create a collage of public health successes across the country."

NPHW is all about a healthier America - one community at a time. The NPHW web site includes the "A Healthier America: One Community at a Time Toolkit" full of resources, tips, and examples on:

  • Planning a Community Town Hall,
  • Planning an Online Event,
  • Working with Local Media,
  • Writing a Letter to the Editor,
  • How to Make Social Media Work for You,
  • Legislative Advocacy,

and more. You can also submit a NPHW event, and view events nationwide on the Event Map, and share a story about what you or your group is doing in the community.

Follow NPHW on Twitter!

Mar 10, 2010 | Categories: News, Events and Workshops | msholinb

Earthquakes: Information for Public Health Responders

Many public health workers - professionals, students, and others - have responded to the recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. The National Library of Medicine's Disaster Information Management Research Center makes available free resources to these responders. Information available includes:

  • Free Resources from Publishers (including Cochrane, DynaMed, and GIDEON)
  • Evacuation
  • Traumatic Injuries and Treatment
  • Environmental Health and Sanitation
  • Stress and Coping Issues
  • Multi-language Resources
  • People Locators

and much more.

Resources for Haiti |  Resources for Chile

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The Disaster Information Management Research Center is part of NLM's Specialized Information Services Division.

Mar 05, 2010 | Categories: New Resources | msholinb

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