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Richmond Instruction: EndNote Advanced Hands-On class

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

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RSVP by Tuesday, October 10th 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 are already using the EndNote software program, and who wish to learn more advanced 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.

* Do you know how to use smart groups to automatically group references together?

* Do you want to learn how to create or modify existing output styles?

* Did you know you can annotate PDF files in your library?

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

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

Topics covered will include:
1. Creating Smart Groups
2. Creating/Modifying Output Styles
3. Annotating PDF files In EndNote
4. Other Advanced Features
5. Using EndNote online
6. How to get help

Class Objective:
Learn how to save time and work more efficiently by:
– Creating smart groups in your library.
– Modifying output styles to fulfill your needs.
– Annotating PDF files in your EndNote library.

Prerequisite:
It is recommended that you have already attended the EndNote X8 Basics Hands-On class, or are familiar with the basics of using EndNote. Basic EndNote material will not be covered in this session.

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 so that you can plan ahead.

Sacramento Instruction: PubMed Basics Hands-On class

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 10:30am-12:00pm
Room 72.169
1500 Capitol Ave, Sacramento

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RSVP by Tuesday October 24th 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 class is limited to 12 participants. A waiting list will be created, if appropriate, for an additional class. A few seats may be available on the day of the class so if you don’t register in advance, you can just show up to see if there is availability.

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?

* Are your PubMed search results not what you would like them to be?

* 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 for you.

Professional Development: Becoming an Effective Leader

Do desire to develop the skills required to become an effective leader? Do you wish to gain a better understanding of different leadership styles? Do you want to learn more about how one becomes a strong leader? If so, then you might want to take this free online course offered by edX.

What you’ll learn:

* What leadership means and how have we come to identify what it comprises.
* Leadership styles and the theories behind them.
* The relationship between power and leadership and how to influence others.
* The role of ethics and values in leadership.
* How to become a credible leader and business steward.
* The importance of followership for leader outcomes.

Begins: October 9
Course length: 10 weeks
Time involved: 8-10 hours/week
Price: Free, with a Verified Certificate available for $99
Institution: University of Queensland, Australia
Instructor: Terrance Fitzsimmons, Lecturer in Leadership University of Queensland

Mindfulness: Promoting Health and Safety by Being in the Moment, a COEH webinar

Ever wondered what mindfulness has to do with health and safety? Want to learn how mindfulness can be used to create healthier, safer workplaces? If so, then this webinar might be of interest to you.

Mindfulness (a state of being present with focused attention) has moved into the mainstream over the past decade. According to the APA, researchers have found that practicing mindfulness has many benefits such as reducing stress, improving memory, and increasing the ability to focus.

Dr. Jessica Drew de Paz will cover an overview of UC Mindful Health & Safety, which offers a new, complementary paradigm to create healthier, safer workplaces. In this webinar, you will experience a brief mindfulness exercise and hear preliminary results from a pilot study conducted with nurses at UC Irvine Medical Center. The presentation will include a bit of time for your questions and feedback.

When: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time: 10:30-11:30am PT
Speaker: Dr. Jessica Drew de Paz
Host: COEH Contining Education webinar series
cost: Free

Dr. Jessica Drew de Paz is a clinical psychologist. She has 20 years of experience within the University of California system, where she has overseen health and safety training. Currently, Jessica serves on the UC Risk & Safety Training team, and leads the UC ìMindful Health & Safety Center.

Objectives

On completion of this webinar participants will be able to:

* Explain how distraction/inattentiveness are associated root causes of injuries
* Engage in a mindfulness exercise
* Summarize research studies pertaining to mindfulness
* Share an overview of the ìUC Mindful Health & Safety research

Continuing education credits may be available for $30 for industrial hygienists and nurses.

PubMed Journal Selection and the Changing Landscape of Scholarly Communication

How does the National Library of Medicine (NLM) decide which journals to index? How can you find out if the journal that you wish to publish in is one of the more than 5600 titles indexed by NLM? These questions and more will be answered in this webinar!

Join staff of the U.S. National Library of Medicine to learn how journals are selected for MEDLINE and PubMed Central, how NLM has responded to an evolving scholarly communication ecosystem, and how to use NLM resources in assessing the quality of a publication such as one in which you might publish your work.

When: October 6, 2017
Time: 10-11am PT
Cost: Free

Objectives:

* Describe some issues and concerns surrounding the current publishing landscape
* List the roles and responsibilities of the NLM in collecting and providing access to biomedical literature
* Explain what is referenced in the PubMed database
* Find the complete list of journals in MEDLINE and in PubMed
* Describe the selection criteria for the different components of the PubMed database
* Find additional resources to help in assessing publication quality

New disaster preparedness toolkit for homeless service providers and disaster professionals

The Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center (VEMEC), a part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pleased to announce the release of a new toolkit. It’s full of information and resources to help emergency and public health officials, homeless service providers, and health care providers connect with each other and plan for the disaster needs of people experiencing homelessness in their communities.

Individuals and families experiencing homelessness are among the most vulnerable members of our society. They become even more vulnerable during natural disasters or public health emergencies. Enhancing preparedness and continuity planning for healthcare providers and homeless service providers can assist in reducing potential disruptions of services.

The Toolkit is divided into three sections:

1) Creating an Inclusive Emergency Management System
This section will give you guidance for identifying and collaborating with partners.

2) Guidance for Homeless Service Providers: Planning for Service Continuity
Here you can find strategies, tools and guidance for homeless service providers.

3) Guidance for Health Care Providers
This section will provide guidance to enhance the capacity of healthcare settings.

The toolkit is a joint project of the Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center (VEMEC), the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response of the DHHS, and the Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) Office of HUD. The toolkit helps ensure that Veterans and others experiencing homelessness will receive the care that they need during these events.

New Books!

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

1. An introduction to community & public health. By James F. McKenzie, Robert R. Pinger, and Denise M. Seabert. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2017.
Call number: RA445 .M29 2018
See an overview, the table of contents and a sample chapter or two at the publisher’s website.

2. Disaster health management: a primer for students and practitioners. Edited by Gerry FitzGerald, Mike Tarrant, Peter Aitken, and Marie Fredriksen. Abington, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Call number: RA645.5 .D56 2017.
Read a description and take a Look Inside to view the table of contents and first chapter at the publisher’s website.

3. Risk communication and infectious diseases in an age of digital media. By Anat Gesser-Edelsburg and Yaffa Shir-Raz. Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.
Call number: R119.9 .G37 2017
Read a description and take a Look Inside to view the table of contents and first chapter 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. Review of the Draft Climate Science Special Report. 2017.

5. Microbiomes of the Built Environment: A Research Agenda for Indoor Microbiology, Human Health, and Buildings. 2017.

6. Training the Future Child Health Care Workforce to Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes for Children, Youth, and Families: Proceedings of a Workshop. 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, September 2017

CDPH in the News

Orange County’s wealthiest cities have biggest opioid problem

from 89.3 KPCC

Opioid abuse and overdoses have caused emergency room visits in Orange County to more than double over the last decade, according to a recent report from the county health care agency. The cities with the highest rates of opioid-related emergency room visits are in generally wealthy south Orange County and along the coast, with Dana Point at the top of the list. Orange County’s opioid-related death rate is much higher than the state average — and nearly three times higher than neighboring Los Angeles County, according to the California Department of Public Health’s Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard.

Hepatitis C Virus outbreak among millennials

from Capitol Weekly

Millennials haven’t inherited the best batch of goods from baby boomers. They got a housing crisis, a shaky job market, and some enormous student loans. But until recently, viral hepatitis was the burden of boomers alone to bear. Now, millennials are also facing an outbreak of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). California’s Department of Public Health says newly reported HCV infections increased 55 percent among men aged 20-to-29, from 2007 to 2015. Among women in the same age group the increase was 37 percent.
Viral hepatitis is often thought of as a disease of baby boomers. Since Hepatitis C wasn’t screened out of the blood supply until 1992, it’s been mostly older populations who are affected. But California is now seeing a spike in new HCV infections in millennials. With existing money tight and future funding uncertain to test and treat hepatitis, the observed increase could be just the tip of the iceberg.

California is ‘hiring extensively’ as recreational marijuana approaches

from Desert Sun

California is staffing up for the regulation of recreational marijuana. The state is seeking at least 175 employees in the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing office and the California Department of Public Health. Those three agencies split the responsibilities of regulating recreational marijuana, which California voters approved in November 2016. A spokesperson for the Department of Public Health said the 2017-2018 budget created 50 new positions in cannabis regulation, which they aim to fill by January.

Protecting Oil/Gas Extraction Workers from Hazards

from Sun News

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the California Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Branch (CDPH-OHB), recently released a video to help protect oil and gas extraction workers from the hazards they face when measuring oil storage tanks. The video, Protecting Oil and Gas Workers from Hydrocarbon Gases and Vapors, weaves together a narrative of the health and safety risks involved with this activity, and how employers and workers can reduce injuries and fatalities from exposure to toxic gases and oxygen-deficient atmospheres.
Over 500,000 workers are employed in the oil & gas industry, a workforce that is critical to the energy infrastructure of the nation. In the video, the experiences of oil and gas workers who are responsible for measuring tank levels, or tank gauging, and the sampling of crude oil are told from the heart by a truck owner/operator, a company operations superintendent, and the widow of a man who died of sudden cardiac death while gauging.

California will now track suicide among veterans

from San Diego Union Tribune

A new law will require California officials to compile statistics on how many military veterans are committing suicide in the state. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the legislation Monday. One of the law’s proponents said the new requirement makes California one of 22 states to accurately report veteran suicide. Assembly Bill 242 was introduced by two Fresno assemblymen, Republican Jim Patterson and Democrat Joaquin Arambula. Specifically, the legislation requires the California Department of Public Health to report the number of veteran suicides every year to the state Legislature and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
The data would come from county coroners.

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.

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