Current Social Science Research Report--Health #110, April 28, 2009.

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Index to this issue:

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

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US STATES

NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

CONFERENCES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Dispatch: "Update: Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Infections --- California and Texas, April 2009" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 58, Dispatch, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1-3).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm58d0424a1.htm

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/wk/mm58d0424.pdf

2. Centers for Disease Control Periodical: Emerging Infectious Diseases (Vol. 15, No. 5, May 2009).

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/index.htm

Note: this is a temporary address. When the next EID is released, this one, along with all others, will be available at:

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/pastcon.htm

3. National Instates of Health News Release: "New Understanding of Dengue Virus Points Way to Possible Therapies for Dengue Fever" (Apr. 22, 2009).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/apr2009/niaid-22.htm

4. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief: "Healthcare Expenses for Chronic Conditions among Non-Elderly Adults: Variations by Insurance Coverage, 2005-06 (Average Annual Estimates)," by Steve Machlin and David Woodwell (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality SB 243, April 2009, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=904

5. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Treatment Outcomes among Clients Discharged from Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment," (April 2009, .pdf and HTML format, 6p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k9/outptTX/outptTX.cfm

6. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: Compensation and Working Conditions Online. The latest article is dated April 22, 2009.

http://www.bls.gov/opub/cwc/home.htm

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US States:

South Dakota:

Department of Health Report: "Lung Cancer in South Dakota 2009" (2009, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://doh.sd.gov/SDCR/PDF/Lung2009.pdf

Washington:

State Department of Health:

A. Washington's Vital Health Statistics Reports are now available (.pdf format) back to 1934.

http://www.doh.wa.gov/EHSPHL/CHS/chs-data/public/pubMain.htm

B. "InjuryRateAnalyzer": "The InjuryRateAnalyzer is a Windows based Excel application. It compares county or EMS region injury rates to Washington state injury rates. Through color coding, it can help identify injury rates either higher or lower than the state rate. This can be done by age group or for all ages combined."

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

World Health Organization Reports:

A. "Swine influenza" (April 2009).

http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/en/index.html

B. Situation Report: "Situation Report: Sri Lanka" (April 2009, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.searo.who.int/LinkFiles/Sri_Lanka_ESR_27Apr09.pdf

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Canada:

Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institute canadien d'information sur la sante Report: "Wait Times Tables-A Comparison by Province, 2009," (April 2009, .pdf format, 21p.). Note: Free registration is required to access the full-text.

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_2010_E&cw_topic=2010&cw_rel=AR_1909_E

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Apr. 22-28, 2009).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/_unique/_nieuws/default.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases: Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Apr. 22-28, 2009).

http://www.ssb.no/english/previous14days/

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Scotland:

Information Services Division Scotland Report: "Cancer Incidence (2006)" (April 2009, HTML or. pdf format).

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/5936.html

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office Report: "Health and Health Care in Slovenia" (March 2009, .pdf format, 63p.).

http://www.stat.si/doc/pub/IVZ-angl.pdf

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South Africa:

Department of Health Report: "Annual National Health Plan 2008" (April 2009, .pdf format, 30p.).

http://www.doh.gov.za/docs/annualplan2008-f.html

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Sweden:

National Board of Health and Welfare Report: "Environmental Health Report 2009 (Extended Summary)" (April 2009, .pdf format, 31p.).

http://www.socialstyrelsen.se/NR/rdonlyres/ABF3F694-3F9F-47B7-A77C-32B47564D92C/13771/2009126116_rev.pdf

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UK:

Health Protection Agency Report: "Radon in Dwellings in Scotland: 2008 Review and Atlas," by B.M.R. Green, J.C.H. Miles, and D.M. Rees (April 2009, .pdf format, 58p.).

http://www.hpa.org.uk/web/HPAweb&HPAwebStandard/HPAweb_C/1240386976401

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

American Enterprise Institute Periodical: Health Policy Outlook (No. 3, April 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p.). Note: The article this month is: "The Problems and Potential of China's Pharmaceutical Industry," by Roger Bate and Karen Porter.

http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.29757/pub_detail.asp

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Report: "Insuring All Americans Is a Critical Component of an Efficient, High Quality Health Care System," by January Angeles (April 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=2794

More information about CBPP:

http://www.cbpp.org/about/

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Kaiser Family Foundation Reports:

A. "Kaiser Health Tracking Poll-April 2009" (Chartpack, .pdf format, 19p., Toplines, .pdf format, 34p.).

http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/posr042309pkg.cfm

B. "The Public and the Health Care Delivery System" (April 2009, .pdf format).

http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/posr042209pkg.cfm

C. "The U.S. Government’s Global Health Policy Architecture: Structure, Programs and Funding" (April 2009, .pdf format, 35p.).

http://www.kff.org/globalhealth/7881.cfm

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National Center for Policy Analysis Report: "Health Care Spending Forecasts," by Andrew J. Rettenmaier (April 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba654

More information about NCPA:

http://www.ncpa.org/about/

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Report: "Charting Nursing's Future: Nursing's Prescription for a Reformed Health System" (March 2009, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/20090408chartingnursing9.pdf

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Urban Institute Report: "Health Insurance Exchanges: Organizing Health Insurance Marketplaces to Promote Health Reform Goals," by Linda J. Blumberg and Karen Pollitz (April 2009, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411875.html

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European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research Policy Brief: "Access to Health Care for People with Mental Disorders in Europe," by Manfred Huber and Kristian Wahlbeck (April 2009, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.euro.centre.org/detail.php?xml_id=1451

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) One Articles:

A. "Lung Cancer Susceptibility Model Based on Age, Family History and Genetic Variants," by Robert P. Young, Raewyn J. Hopkins, Bryan A. Hay, Michael J. Epton, Graham D. Mills, Peter N. Black, Heather D. Gardner, Richard Sullivan, and Gregory D. Gamble (PLoS ONE 4(4): e5302. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005302, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0005302

B. "Dietary Energy Density in Relation to Subsequent Changes of Weight and Waist Circumference in European Men and Women," by Huaidong Du, Daphne L. van der A, Vanessa Ginder, Susan A. Jebb, Nita G. Forouhi, Nicholas J. Wareham, Jytte Halkjaer, Anne Tjonneland, Kim Overvad, Marianne Uhre Jakobsen, Brian Buijsse, Annika Steffen, Domenico Palli, Giovanna Masala, Wim H.M. Saris, Thorkild I.A. Sorensen, and Edith J.M. Feskens (PLoS ONE 4(4): e5339. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005339,HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0005339

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Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesArticle Abstract: "The spread of awareness and its impact on epidemic outbreaks," by Sebastian Funk, Erez Gilad, Chris Watkins, and Vincent A.A. Jansen (Vol. 106, No. 16, Apr. 21, 2009, p. 6872-6877).

http://www.pnas.org/content/106/16/6872.abstract?etoc

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New England Journal of Medicine Perspective, Special Article:

A. "Health Care 2009: The Struggle for Reform--Challenges and Hopes for Comprehensive Health Care Legislation," by John K. Iglehart (Vol. 360, No. 17, Apr. 23, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1693-1695). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/360/17/1693

B. "Changes in the Incidence and Duration of Periods without Insurance," by David M. Cutler and Alexander M. Gelber (Vol. 360, No. 17, Apr. 23, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1740-1748). This article is available free of charge.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/360/17/1740

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British Medical Journal News Extracts:

A. "West Africa has worst meningitis epidemic for 10 years," by Chibuzo Odigwe (BMJ 2009;338:b1638, Apr. 21, 2009).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/338/apr21_1/b1638?papetoc

B. "Home birth as safe as in hospital for low risk women, study shows," by Helen MacDonald (BMJ 2009;338:b1616, Apr. 20, 2009).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/338/apr20_1/b1616?papetoc

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Lancet Article: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content. "Public policy for the poor? A randomised assessment of the Mexican universal health insurance programme," by Gary King, Emmanuela Gakidou, Kosuke Imai, Jason Lakin, Ryan T. Moore, Clayton Nall, Nirmala Ravishankar, Manett Vargas, Martha María Téllez-Rojo, Juan Eugenio Hernández Ávila, Mauricio Hernández Ávila, and Héctor Hernández Llamas (Vol. 373, No. 9673, Apr. 25, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1447-1454). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)60239-7/fulltext

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WORKING PAPERS:

National Bureau of Economic Research:

A. "The Long Term Consequences of Famine on Survivors: Evidence from a Unique Natural Experiment using China's Great Famine," by Xin Meng and Nancy Qian (w14917, April 2009, .pdf format, 34p.).

Abstract:

This paper estimates the long run impact of famine on survivors in the context of China's Great Famine. To address problems of measurement error of famine exposure and potential endogeneity of famine intensity, we exploit a novel source of variation in regional intensity of famine derived from the unique institutional determinants of the Great Famine. To address attenuation bias caused by selection for survival, we estimate the impact on the upper quantiles of the distribution of outcomes. Our results indicate that in-utero and early childhood exposure to famine had large negative effects on adult height, weight, weight-for-height, educational attainment and labor supply.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14917

B. "Adolescent Cognitive and Non-cognitive Correlates of Adult Health," by Robert Kaestner (w14924, April 2009, .pdf format, 39p.).

Abstract:

While it is widely acknowledged that the family and childhood environments affect adult well being, why they matter is still an area of significant debate. Previous research concerned with this issue has focused on the influence of family income, family structure, and cognitive ability. Much of this research has focused on economic and social outcomes. Notably, the influence of childhood environments on adult health has not received as much attention as other outcomes, and when health has been the focus, interest has been mainly on childhood health. Here, I present a descriptive analysis of the associations between cognitive and non-cognitive traits measured at the end of childhood (age 14) and mental and physical health at age 41. Results suggest that, on average, adolescent cognitive ability and self esteem have a significant association with health at age 41. Other non-cognitive factors such as locus of control and adolescent substance use do not have significant associations with adult health. Net of adolescent influences, completed education has a significant association with adult health.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14924

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JOURNAL TABLES OF CONTENTS (check your library for availability):

Environmental Research (Vol. 109, No. 4, May 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00139351

Public Health (Vol. 123, No. 4, April 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00333506

Social Science and Medicine (Vol. 68, No. 9, May 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02779536

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health:

A. "Recovery Act Limited Competition: Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15)" (RFA-OD-09-007, Apr. 20, 2009, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-09-007.html

B. "Women's Mental Health in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period (R01)" (PA-09-174, reissue of PA-07-081, Apr. 24, 2009, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-174.html

C. "Women's Mental Health in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period (R21)" (PA-09-175, reissue of PA-06-377. Apr. 24, 2009, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-175.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Apr. 28, 2009.

http://jobs.amstat.org/search/results

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Health positions has been updated through Apr. 28, 2009.

http://chronicle.com/jobs/100/400/allindex.htm

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Hearing Testimony: "Learning from the States: Individual State Experiences with Health Care Reform Coverage Initiatives in the Context of National Reform," a hearing held April 28, 2009.

http://help.senate.gov/Hearings/2009_04_28_b/2009_04_28_b.html

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US Senate Committee On Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee On Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, And International Security Hearing Testimony: "Eliminating Waste and Fraud in Medicare and Medicaid," a hearing held Apr. 22, 2009 (.pdf format).

http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?Fuseaction=Hearings.Detail&HearingID=4f74889e-811e-425d-b871-8536f3d0c791

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US House Committee on Education and Labor, Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Hearing Testimony: "Ways to Reduce the Cost of Health Insurance for Employers, Employees and their Families," a hearing held April 23, 2009.

http://edlabor.house.gov/hearings/2009/04/ways-to-reduce-the-cost-of-hea.shtml

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US House Committee on Ways and Means Hearing Testimony: "Health Reform in the 21st Century: Insurance Market Reforms," a hearing held Apr. 22, 2009.

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=detail&hearing=672

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DATA:

UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK): The UK Data Archive has recently added the following datasets to its holdings. Note: There maybe charges or licensing requirements on holdings of the UK Data Archive. For more information see:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/

For new data or new editions of new data in the last month:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/newdata.asp

and pick "1 month" for either.

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Kaiser Family Foundation: "Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report." The Policy Report "synthesizes daily coverage from more than 200 news sources pertaining to U.S. policy discussions and debates on global health, including relevant news from around the world. The daily report will cover HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), malaria, nutrition, water and sanitation, polio, and maternal and child health, as well as funding, financing and health systems."

http://globalhealth.kff.org/

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