Although written for a Canadian audience, these seem like they are translatable to other contexts. After a review and analysis of the literature for practices to reduce social inequities in health, fact sheets on ten "promising practices" were developed by the Sudbury & District Health Unit (Ontario). The fact sheets illustrate each of the 10 practices, relevant at the local public health level, found to be "promising" in their potential to "level-up" and reduce health inequities
The ten promising practices are:
If you use an old-ish browser, you may soon encounter display and functionality problems when using PubMed or other NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) websites. Support for Firefox 3 and Internet Explorer 7 on NCBI sites will cease by year's end. Here's a brief article describing the situation. It includes a table of supported browsers.
As always, if you are having trouble with PubMed or other databases, don't hesitate to contact the Public Health Library.
Attention RefWorks users! You can now store up to 5GB of your stuff on RefWorks' "cloud" - a significant increase from before. The UC Berkeley Library has communicated this need to RefWorks, and the change was made today.
What would you store in RefWorks? Besides all the citations, you can store PDFs and other files in your RefWorks database. This new storage limit ensures that you will not likely run out of space, no matter how many files you upload.
Help and tutorials on using RefWorks is available on the Public Health Library's website.
It's pouring rain, windy, and dark; you're hungry, tired, grumpy, and your book (protected in a plastic bag!) from some library that's a 20 minute walk away is about to become overdue.
Don't fret: "Universal Return" is here!
Universal Return means you can now return almost any UC Berkeley Library book to any UC Berkeley library! So, it's OK to return that book you checked out from the Business Library to the Public Health Library, or vice versa. There's only a few exceptions to Universal Return:
PubMed keeps adding new features - hard to keep up! Here's a couple of the latest:
More information is in the NLM Technical Bulletin.