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Richmond Instruction: EndNote Basics Hands-On class

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 10-11:30am
Computer Training Room P-1246, Building P
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA

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RSVP by Tuesday, September 12th to Michael Sholinbeck at
msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.

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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.

This class is intended for CDPH staff who wish to gain a basic understanding of the EndNote X8 software program and how to use its features. Users of older versions of EndNote are welcome to attend. The EndNote X8 software will not be distributed at this class. If you need EndNote for your work, the instructor can tell you how to obtain a licensed copy from CDPH.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

* Interested in a program that lets you easily create a customizable database of citations?

* Do you already have the EndNote program but are not sure what it can do for you?

* Do you write journal articles or reports and need to cite literature you’ve read or referenced?

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

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

If you’ve answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s EndNote X8 Basics Hands-On class!

Topics covered will include:
1. Some new features in EndNote X8
2. How to populate your EndNote database with citations from PubMed and elsewhere
3. EndNote X8 features: display, search, groups, etc.
4. How to use “Cite While You Write” with Microsoft Word
5. How to get help

Class Objective:
Learn how to save time and work more efficiently:
– Save article and other citations in a customizable database
– Add PDF files to the references in your database
– Create groups to organize references by topic, project, etc.
– Add citations to a Word document, and automatically format the bibliography and notes in any of thousands of styles

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 for you.

Sacramento Instruction: Public Health Library Services Orientation and Accessing Full Text

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 1pm-2:30pm
Hearing Room 72.167
1500 Capitol Ave, Sacramento

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RSVP by Tuesday September 26th to Michael Sholinbeck at
msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.
Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.

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Please note: This is a 90 minute class and begins at 1pm.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

New to CDPH? This might be a class for you.

Were you aware:

* You can have journal articles, technical reports, standards, book chapters, and more, from nearly any source, delivered to you electronically?

* You can have books from the University of California, Berkeley Library delivered to your office?

* CDPH staff has subscription access to dozens of electronic journals and books from your desktop and off-campus?

* There is a special CDPH PubMed URL to access full journal articles.

* You can export citations of journal articles directly from Ovid to EndNote.

* Librarians at the Public Health Library, who have access to hundreds of databases, indexes, and other resources, will research nearly any work-related topic for you, and post relevant citations to your own web portal?

* The library has a web portal where you can request library services, track your document delivery requests, view your literature search results, and more?

If you’ve answered “No” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Public Health Library Services Orientation and Accessing Full Text Materials class!

Topics covered will include:
1. Summary of Services to CDPH Employees
2. How to Access Public Health Library Services
3. Requesting Articles, Books, etc.
4. An Introduction to Full Text Electronic Journals and Books
5. How to Access Articles Online using a Customized Version of PubMed, which links to the CDPH-licensed Ovid full-text journals
6. Features of the Ovid web site, including cited reference searching and exporting Ovid records into bibliographic management software (e.g., EndNote)
7. Brief Introduction to the EndNote software and How to Get a Copy
8. Public Health Library web pages for CDPH

Class Objective:
To introduce CDPH employees to the library and information services available to you. Show you how to easily locate and obtain full text journal articles from Ovid, from PubMed searches, and from other sources. Help you find other relevant articles by using the “Citing articles” feature of Ovid, how to request the EndNote software, and how to add these citations into your EndNote library. Use of the library services will help you identify and obtain the information needed to complete your work in a timely fashion.

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 for you.

Professional Development: Mindful Leadership: An online class

Have you ever wanted to incorporate mindfulness into your actions at work? Would you like to learn how to include it in your interactions at work? If so, then you might want to take this free online class offered by GovLoop.

Mindful leadership means engaging in your work and your team, skillfully and in the moment. Mindfulness can help you prioritize personal well-being and transform the workplace culture around you, one interaction at a time.

Join this class to learn how to bring mindful presence to your interactions, the importance of building trust within yourself and colleagues, as well as how to cultivate an overall sense of meaningfulness at work.

You will learn:

* What mindful leadership in action really looks like.
* The benefits of bringing intention to your work style and interactions.
* How your organization as a whole can benefit from mindfulness.

Date: 9/13/2017
Time: 11am-noon
Price: Free
Instructor: Sarah Marbach, Marketing Manager and Mindfulness Advocate, Aetna

Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice: A Virtual Course on Tobacco Control (Version 2016)

Want to learn more about tobacco control in the Region of the Americas? Like to catch up on the latest evidence-based information on tobacco control science, policy and practice? Wish to read about the successful experiences of others in the Region? Then this free course, available in English and Spanish, might be of interest to you!

The course consists of 8 modules that are taken independently and may be completed in any order. Each module presents background information, global and regional data, the strategies of the tobacco industry to confront the policies, the information to counteract these strategies, and new challenges in the area.

Course Structure:

1. Tobacco epidemic: the problem and its solutions
2. Tobacco control: taxes and prices
3. Tobacco control: smoke-free environments
4. Tobacco control: health warnings
5. Tobacco control: ban on tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship
6. Prevention
7. Cessation
8. Tobacco product regulation

Learning Objectives

* Describe the nature and extent of the tobacco epidemic at the global level and in the Region of the Americas.
* Describe solutions available to curb the tobacco epidemic: the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC), its guidelines for implementation, and the WHO MPOWER package.
* To understand the role of tobacco in the context of noncommunicable diseases and to analyze the WHO “best buys” related to tobacco control.
* Describe the tobacco industry’s opposition strategies and list possible responses to these actions.
* Describe the strategies and characteristics of smoking cessation at the individual and population levels.
* Explain the rationale for, and approaches to, tobacco product regulation.
* Analyze new challenges for tobacco control.

The initial idea for this course originated in 2003 with the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) in Ontario, Canada, with the support of the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion, as part of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy. In 2007, the Pan American Health Organization adapted it for the Region of the Americas countries.

Violence in the Health Care Workplace – Research and Policy Update: A free Webinar

Do you work with health care workers, a population who face increased risk of workplace violence? Would you like to learn about effective interventions that can reduce their risk for WPV? Do you want to learn more on the Cal/OSHA standard for WPV in health care? If so, then you might want to watch this webinar where Dr. Robert Harrison will address these issues.

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) will be streaming this webinar for free on Facebook Live! Log on to the COEH facebook page on September 6 to join in.

When: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Pacific Time)
Where: Log in to https://www.facebook.com/UCCOEH/

This Webinar is available for Continuing Education credits for nurses, and may be eligible for ABIH credits for industrial hygienists. The cost for CE credit is $30 per webinar.

A New Look at Ways to Minimize Work Disability and Job Loss after Illness or Injury: A free NIOSH webinar

NIOSH is offering a free Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies (CWCS) webinar in which speakers will describe recent work by the Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work (SAW/RTW) Policy Collaborative established by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). The webinar will also discuss products developed by the Collaborative that are available for download and distribution.

The Collaborative supports the development of policies, programs, and practices that encourage the continued employment of workers likely to leave the workforce due to injury, serious illness, or disability.

The three Policy Working Groups in the Collaborative are:
– Replicating and Adapting the State of Washington’s Centers of Occupational Health and Education (COHE) Model
– Musculoskeletal Conditions and Pain Management
– Transition Back to Work

When: September 6
Event Schedule:
9:00-9:45 am: Presentation
9:45-10:00 am: Q/A

40th Annual Report on the Health of the Nation Now Available

Do you need to find the infant natality or mortality rates by race? The percent of babies who are breast fed? The ten leading causes of death? The percent who smoke, or who are obese? All this and much more can be found in the newly released 2016 edition of Health, United States.

This year’s report features a chartbook of long-term trends in health and healthcare delivery over the past 40 years. From declines in cigarette smoking and increases in prescription drug use to changes in expenditures for hospitals and home health care, the annual report also explores population changes that have affected patterns of disease, as well as healthcare access and use since 1975.

You’ll find the latest Health, United States report on the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics web page.

New Books!

The Public Health Library has the following new books available in print:

1. Preventing disease through healthy environments: a global assessment of the burden of disease from environmental risks, 2nd ed. By A. Prüss-Ustün, J. Wolf, C. Corvalán, et al. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 2016.
Call number: RA565 .P78 2016
This book is also available online here.

2. Aging, place, and health: a global perspective. By William Satariano and Marlon Maus. Burlington, Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2018.
Call number: RA418 .S268 2018
See an overview, the table of contents and two sample chapters at the publisher’s website.

3. Introduction to health care management, 3rd ed. Edited by Sharon B. Buchbinder and Nancy H. Shanks. Burlington, Massachusetts : Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2017.
Call number: RA971 .I58 2017
Read an overview, the table of contents and two sample chapters at the publisher’s website.

and here are some new titles available online from the National Academies Press of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

4. Guiding Principles for Developing Dietary Reference Intakes Based on Chronic Disease. 2017.

5. Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia: A Way Forward.. 2017.

6. Engaging the Private Sector and Developing Partnerships to Advance Health and the Sustainable Development Goals: Proceedings of a Workshop Series.. 2017.

Please note that these books are only a small selection of what is newly available. If you are interested in checking out any book(s), submit a request using our online form and we will mail the book(s) to you.

You may also log into your web portal account to request book(s).

If you do not currently possess a UC Berkeley library card, you will need to apply for one before we can check out a book to you.

CDPH in the News August, 2017

CDPH in the News

California health officials battle state’s largest hepatitis A outbreak in 2 decades

from Healio Infectious Disease News

The California Department of Public Health is working with local health officials in San Diego and Santa Cruz counties to contain the state’s largest hepatitis A outbreak in 2 decades. As of July 18, officials identified 251 cases and five deaths in San Diego, and 27 cases in Santa Cruz since the outbreak began in November, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency reported that 69% of cases in the county required hospitalization.

California Valley Fever Cases Highest On Record

from Kaiser Health News

The number of Valley Fever cases in California rose to a record level in 2016, with 5,372 reported – a jump of 71 percent from the previous year. Historically, about three-quarters of cases have been in the state’s heavily agricultural San Joaquin Valley. The fungal infection, known as coccidioidomycosis, or “cocci,” is most common in the southern portion of the Valley and along the Central Coast of California. State health officials say they’re not sure what caused the recent increase, the largest since 2011, but “climatic and environmental factors” could have increased the risk of exposure to the airborne spores that cause the disease, according to the California Department of Public Health.

Study: Insurance Status Affects Cancer Outcomes

from Los Angeles Sentinal

Results from a recent study by the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, revealed that health insurance type at diagnosis greatly impacts cancer outcomes especially in adolescent and young adult patients. Published in the July 10, 2017 issue of Cancer Causes Control, researchers examined joint associations between sociodemographic factors – race/ethnicity, neighborhood socioeconomic status (nSES), and health insurance – and cancer survival for the most frequent cancers among AYAs. The research was supported by the California Department of Public Health as part of the statewide cancer reporting program mandated by California Health and Safety Code Section 103885 and the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health

Record number of students vaccinated under stricter state law

from Santa Clarita Valley Signal

A record number of students in seventh grade and kindergarten were vaccinated during the 2016-17 school year, according to two executive summary reports from the California Department of Public Health. According to the reports, immunizations increased to 98.4 percent for seventh grade students and increased to 95.6 percent for kindergarten students in 2016-17. The increase in immunizations could be attributed to the state’s stricter vaccination law that went into effect July 1, 2016. Senate Bill 277 ended the exemption of vaccinations based on personal beliefs. Under the law, only students enrolled in independent study programs or homeschooled programs are not required to be vaccinated. Students can also still receive exemptions due to medical reasons.

Want To Know Your Hospital’s C-Section Rate? Yelp Is On The Way.

from California Healthline

You might check Yelp reviews before deciding where to go to dinner, or which plumber to hire. Now you can use the website to decide where to have a baby. San Francisco-based Yelp is now adding clinical data on cesarean sections, episiotomies and breastfeeding rates to consumer reviews of California hospitals, so women can make better-informed decisions about where they deliver. Yelp’s maternity data is drawn from self-reported information from California hospitals, the California Department of Public Health and the state’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.

How you can blast your ashes into space for just £9,500 or book yourself a cemetery plot on the MOON

from The Sun (UK)

A FUNERAL director has come up with an out-of-this-world plan for a final send off – blasting your ashes into space for nearly £10,000. People who choose a space funeral can either have a gram of cremated remains launched to the moon, or a small amount sent into a low-Earth orbit. The ashes will then eventually make their way back into the atmosphere, where they burn up completely. Celestis became the first to get permission from the California Department of Public Health to send cremated remains to space on the first privately funded lunar mission led by Moon Express.

Richmond Instruction: Google, Google Scholar, Google Books, WorldCat Hands-On class (New!)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 10-11:30am
Computer Training Room P-1246, Building P
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA

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RSVP by Tuesday, August 8th to Michael Sholinbeck at
msholinb@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.

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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.

Did you know:

* You can limit your Google search to a particular domain (eg, .gov or .org) or even to a particular website (eg, cdph.ca.gov)?

* What is and is not included in different Google search products?

* You can import citations directly from Google Scholar into EndNote?

* You can perform cited reference searching in Google Scholar?

* You can create a profile in Google Scholar, and save citations there?

* Google Books allows you to read or preview books online?

* WorldCat lets you search for books and more in over 10,000 libraries?

If you’ve answered “No” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Google, Google Scholar, Google Books, WorldCat Hands-On class! By popular demand, this class is now HANDS-ON in a computer lab, so you can follow along and explore the websites we visit in class.

Topics covered will include:

1. Google search products: what’s in them?

2. Search tips

3. Setting preferences

4. Creating a profile in Google Scholar

5. Advanced search and cited reference searching

6. Shortcomings of using Google for research

7. How Google Books and WorldCat link to each other

Class Objective:
After this class, you will be able to perform more effective Internet searches, and will better understand the results that you retrieve. In addition, this class will provide you with helpful tips to efficiently search for articles and books.

These hands-on 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.

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