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Richmond Instruction: PubMed Basics Hands-On

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 10:00am-11:30am
Conference Room P-1246
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA


RSVP by Tuesday, April 11th to Michael Sholinbeck at msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.
Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.


NON-BUILDING P OCCUPANTS: Please make sure to register so your name will be on the class participant list given to the Building P Security Desk for entry into Building P.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is limited to 16 participants. A waiting list will be created, if appropriate, for an additional class.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

* Do you need to find scientific evidence for a public health program, intervention, issue, or concern?

* Do you get irrelevant citations when searching PubMed?

* Do you get too many or too few search results when searching PubMed?

* Are you already using PubMed and have some burning questions?

* Are you interested in a hands-on session so you can learn and practice using PubMed?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s PubMed Basics Hands-On class!

Topics covered will include:
1. Introduction to PubMed
2. Retrieving Full Text Articles Using the CDPH PubMed URL
3. Effective Keyword Searching Using Boolean Logic and Filters
4. Finding and Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
5. Other PubMed Features

Class Objective:
PubMed is the primary literature database for most topics in public health; the database comes from the National Library of Medicine. This class will teach you the basic skills needed to search PubMed to identify and obtain the most relevant information you need to perform your job. The skills you learn will
save you time by allowing you to search PubMed in a more efficient and effective manner.

These training sessions are free to CDPH staff. A certificate of completion will be available for those who attend the class.

A schedule of other upcoming training sessions is available online here.

Sacramento Instruction: Health Promotion/Health Education Resources class

Wednesday April 26, 2017, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Hearing Room 72.167
1500 Capitol Ave, Sacramento


RSVP by Monday April 24th to Michael Sholinbeck at msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.
Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.


Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

* Does your work at CDPH involve health promotion, health communication, or health education?

* Are you interested in learning about toolkits and other resources that will help you develop a health intervention program?

* Interested in how to find literature on health education/promotion topics?

* Do you need to develop consumer health handouts?

* Want to know about quality sources for consumer health information, including non-English language handouts and materials?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Health Promotion and Health Education Resources class!

Topics covered will include:
1. Resource Toolkits for Developing Programs
2. “Best Practices” in Health Education/Promotion
3. Finding Health Education Literature
4. Patient/Consumer Health Education Materials

(This class will not cover program evaluation resources; there will be a separate Program Evaluation class on Wed. May 24, 2017.)

Class Objective:
To introduce CDPH staff to quality health promotion and health education tools and resources that are freely available online. Use of these resources will assist with efficiently developing effective, evidence-based health promotion programs.

These training sessions are free to CDPH staff. A certificate of completion will be available for those who attend the class.

A schedule of other upcoming training sessions is available online here.

*New* Icons in PubMed for Articles Freely Available at Institutional Repositories

PubMed now has another way to let you know about more articles that you can get for free. These new institutional repository (IR) icons will link to the free full text of the article at an institutional repository when the article is not freely available from the journal or from PubMed Central.

When an IR is participating in this new feature, the linking icon will show up in the “Full text links” section to the right of the abstract in PubMed. This linking icon will appear for any IR article that does not have another free full text option. The “LinkOut – more resources” section (which you’ll find
below the abstract) will also have a direct link to the full text available from the IR. This area will include links to all the available free full text options.

There are only a few IRs participating in the free full text LinkOut at this time but these few already expand access to about 25,000 publications. The California Digital Library’s eScholarship program is a participant. Click on any a article title here to see the icon for eScholarship.

More information is available in the National Library of Medicine’s Technical Bulletin.

Professional Development: Climate Change and Health: A COEH Continuing Education Webinar

Do you want a review of the health effects of climate change? Want to hear an expert speak on this at your desk? Then this webinar hosted by The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health’s Continuing Education (COEH-CE) Program may be of interest to you!

Changes in climate and increases in the frequency of extreme climate events are predicted to adversely affect human health in a variety of ways. In this webinar Dr. Kent Pinkerton, Director of the Center for Health and the Environment at UC Davis, will provide an overview of the public health effects of climate change.

Date: Wednesday, April 5
Time: 10:30-11:30am PDT

On completion of the Climate Change and Health webinar participants will be able to:

* Outline the evidence for climate effects that can impact human health
* Identify specific health issues associated with climate change
* Distinguish specific respiratory problems likely to increase as climate change occurs

Dr. Pinkerton also serves as the Associate Director for the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, where he researches climate change impacts on agricultural health and safety. He has co-chaired symposiums on Climate Change and Global Public Health for the American and Turkish Thoracic Societies
and is co-editor of the book, Global Climate Change and Public Health published in 2014.

CE credits are available for nurses and industrial hygienists. CE requires additional registration to complete payment and evaluation to receive credit. The cost for CE credit is $30 per webinar. Directions on how to receive these are available on the registration website.

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health’s Continuing Education (COEH-CE) Program offers high quality professional development courses for practitioners working in occupational medicine, occupational health nursing, industrial hygiene, occupational epidemiology, ergonomics, and other allied health professions in the occupational safety and health community. COEH is a collaboration of UC San Francisco’s Occupational and Environmental Medicine, UC Berkeley’s Labor Occupational Health Program, and UC Davis’ Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. Professional courses are relevant to
multidisciplinary audiences.

Facilitating Difficult Discussions on Public Health: A NACCHO Webcast

Are you looking for tools to help you address controversial public health issues such as gun violence, health equity, and vaccination in the communities you serve? Would you like to learn more about the basic principles of public dialogue? Then you might want to view this free archived
hosted by NACCHO’s Public Health Communications Committee.

In this webinar, Dr. Anna W. Wolfe, PhD, Texas A&M University, explores the basic principles of public dialogue and deliberation, presents a case study of these principles in action at the local level, and provides tools and resources to help local public health practitioners use dialogue and deliberation to address community issues. The webinar is intended to provide local health departments with a framework for shaping public meetings that facilitate open and honest conversations on public health issues and will take a little over an hour to view.

Leading With Effective Communication (Inclusive Leadership Training): A Self Paced Online Class from edX (reposted from last April)

Want to learn powerful communication skills that will help you to inspire others, promote a novel idea, or to have a difficult conversation? Want to see ways to be sure that the message you are intending to send is what is being received? Then you might want to join in with this class to explore this topic and the important role communication plays in inclusive leadership.

Through research and real-world examples, you will learn strategies to enhance your communication skills and approach. Topics will include understanding dialogue processes, debunking everyday communication myths, testing assumptions, listening, expressing yourself authentically, and communicating across differences. Short quizzes, case studies, and videos will help you develop these skills.

The Inclusive Leadership Training: Leading with Effective Communication is a self-paced class. It should take about 1-2 hours of time a week for 4 weeks. While it’s free, you can add a Verified Certificate for $50 if you wish.

Webinar: Raising Community Voices: The Power of Storytelling in Public Health

Come learn how to use storytelling to advance public health goals for the communities you serve in this free webinar! You will see presentations from two creative professionals.

First, Andrea Spagat, West Coast Regional Director of the StoryCenter will share tips on how to create effective stories for education or advocacy purposes. Andrea will share her experience with participatory story composition, the mechanics of video filming and editing, and some strategies for creating compelling public health stories to support your cause.

Then meet Elizabeth Bayne, founder of Chocolate Milk: The Documentary Series, a non-profit collection of videos aimed at promoting breastfeeding in the African American community through the power of personal narrative. Elizabeth will talk about her project, how she created the videos, as well as her strategies for social marketing and distribution of video content.

The sponsors for the Health Communication Matters! Webinar Series are the Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; the American Public Health Association; the APHA Health Communication Working Group; APHA Community Health Planning and Policy Development; and California Public Health Association-North.

Registration is now available for this very popular (and almost full) webinar. The webinar will also be archived here after the event for those who can’t make it on this day.

Date: Thursday, April 6
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm PDT

Webinar: Public Health Data and the Law

Do you have questions on the collection, use, and release of health data for public health activities? Have you ever wanted to learn more about privacy, confidentiality, HIPAA, and data use agreements? Then this free webinar presented by the International Society for Disease Surveillance might be of interest to you.

Rachel L. Hulkower from the CDC’s Public Health Law Program will address the legal principles involved in this arena. There will be time at the end for a live question-and-answer session as well.

Date: Friday, April 21
Time: 8:00-9:30am PDT

Webinar: Taking Action on the Root Cause: Inadequate Income and Food Insecurity

Are you interested in the role of public health in social justice issues? Want to learn more about the role of public health in food insecurity? If so, then you may want to participate in this free webinar in which experts will talk about public health programs that address poverty, the root cause of food insecurity. This webinar will focus on inadequate income as the root cause of food insecurity and on actions public health professionals can take to shift practice beyond food-focused initiatives and towards income-based policy solutions.

Through this webinar, you will learn about the role public health can play in calculating a basic income rate and advocating for income-based policy change. You will also hear about examples of public health working in partnership with community organizations to identify and address risk factors for food insecurity in vulnerable neighborhoods. Guest experts will explore practical considerations for public health practice across professional disciplines, as well as “take home actions” for participants to consider in their daily practice.

This webinar is presented by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) which is funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Date: Tuesday, April 18
Time: 10:00–11:30am PDT

Introduction to Mapping and Reporting on Community Commons

New to Community Commons or wanting to learn more about the free tools available on the site? Register for this intro webinar and learn how to make, save, and export a basic map and community health needs assessment.

Date: Tuesday, April 18
Time: 12:00-1:00pm PDT

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