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Health in All Policies - Seizing opportunities, implementing policies: Book, e-book available

"Health in All Policies (HiAP) is an approach to policies that systematically takes into account the health and health-system implications of decisions, seeks synergies, and avoids harmful health impacts to improve population health and health equity. It is founded on health-related rights and obligations and has great potential to improve population health and equity."


"This volume aims to improve our understanding of the dynamics of HiAP policy-making and implementation processes. Drawing on experience from all regions, and from countries at various levels of economic development, it demonstrates that HiAP is feasible in different contexts, and provides fresh insight into how to seize opportunities to promote HiAP and how to implement policies for health across sectors."

This book was recently added to the Public Health Library's collection; the OskiCat record is at It is also available online from the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies in PDF, ePub, and mobi formats:,-implementing-policies. Let me know what you think!

The California Department of Public Health features HiAP guides on its website:

Aug 18, 2014 | Categories: New Resources | msholinb

NCBI Discovery Workshops at UC Berkeley on Sept. 17 & 18

The NCBI Discovery Workshop, four 2.5-hour hands-on training sessions emphasizing NCBI resources such as BLAST and Nucleotide, will be presented by Peter Cooper of the National Center for Biotechnology Information. These will be held at UC Berkeley on Wednesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 18, 2014:

  • Session 1: Navigating NCBI Molecular Data Through the Integrated Entrez System. Wed. Sept. 17, 9 am - 11:30 am
  • Session 2: NCBI Genomes, Assemblies and Annotation Products: Microbes to Human. Wed. Sept. 17, 1 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Session 3: Advanced NCBI BLAST. Thurs. Sept. 18, 9 am - 11:30 am
  • Session 4: Gene Expression Resources at NCBI. Thurs. Sept. 18, 1 pm - 3:30 pm

Participants may register for all or for selected sessions on the NCBI Discovery Workshop signup form.

The sessions will be held in a location on the UC Berkeley campus to be announced; please plan to bring your own laptop.

Event: NCBI Discovery Workshop presented by NCBI staff
Location: University of California, Berkeley (specific location TBA)
Date: Wed. Sept. 17 & Thurs. Sept. 18, 2014

Aug 15, 2014 | Categories: Events and Workshops | msholinb

New Oskicat feature: Save your borrowing history

A new features has been enabled in OskiCat which will allows you to "opt in" to have your borrowing information saved by the system.

You may opt out at any time and edit your information at will. Details can be found on the OskiCat help screens:

May 12, 2014 | Categories: Tips and Updates | msholinb

Research the teaching and learning of science using Education Source

Use Education Source (formerly Education Full Text) to find articles and more on all education topics, including adult education, continuing education, distance learning, government funding, multicultural education, social issues, and more.


Education Source contains a substantial number of citations on the teaching and learning of science. Start your search using thesaurus terms such as "Public Health - Study & teaching," "Physics - Study & teaching," etc. Narrow your search by adding such terms as: case study, evaluation, and so forth. The EBSCO search interface easily allows for applying limits to your search such as a date range, or limiting to peer-reviewed content. You can quickly change the sort from relevance to date; other sort options are also available. Education Source includes the full text for over 1,800 journals, with UC-eLinks to access the full text of more, as well as full text for more than 550 books and monographs, numerous education-related conference papers, and citations for over 5 million articles.

Apr 18, 2014 | Categories: Tips and Updates | msholinb

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