Current Social Science Research Report--Health #70, July 1, 2008.

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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. Center for Disease Control Early Release, Report, Periodical:

A. "Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the 2007 National Health Interview Survey" (June 2008, .pdf format).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhis/released200806.htm

B. "State, Regional, and National Estimates of Health Insurance Coverage for People Under 65 Years of Age: National Health Interview Survey, 2004--2006," by Robin A. Cohen and Diane M. Makuc (National Health Statistics Reports, No. 1, June 2008, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr001.pdf

C. Emerging Infectious Diseases (Vol. 14, No. 7, June 2008, HTML and .pdf format).

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

2. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles (HTML and .pdf format):

A. "Trends in HIV/AIDS Diagnoses Among Men Who Have Sex with Men --- 33 States, 2001--2006" (Vol. 57, No. 25, Jun. 27, 2008, p. 681-686).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5725a2.htm

B. "Cigarette Use Among High School Students --- United States, 1991--2007" (Vol. 57, No. 25, Jun. 27, 2008, p. 689-691).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5725a3.htm

C. "Influenza Activity --- United States and Worldwide, 2007--08 Season" (Vol. 57, No. 25, Jun. 27, 2008, p. 682-697).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5725a5.htm

D. "QuickStats: Percentage Change in Death Rates for Leading Causes of Unintentional Injury, by Mechanism of Injury --- United States, 1999 to 2005" (Vol. 57, No. 25, Jun. 27, 2008, p. 701).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5725a7.htm

.pdf for all:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5725.pdf

3. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Underage Alcohol Use: Findings from the 2002-2006 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health," by Michael R. Pemberton, James D. Colliver, Tania M. Robbins, and Joseph C. Gfroerer (June 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 112p.).

HTML:

http://oas.samhsa.gov/underage2k8/toc.htm

.pdf:

http://oas.samhsa.gov/underage2k8/underage.pdf

4. Government Accountability Office Reports:

A. "Young Adults with Serious Mental Illness: Some States and Federal Agencies Are Taking Steps to Address Their Transition Challenges" (GAO-08-678, June 2008, .pdf format, 81p.).

http://www.gao.gov/docsearch/abstract.php?rptno=GAO-08-678

B. "Medicaid: CMS Needs More Information on the Billions of Dollars Spent on Supplemental Payments," (GAO-08-614, May 2008, .pdf format, 76p.).

http://www.gao.gov/docsearch/abstract.php?rptno=GAO-08-614

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US States:

North Carolina:

State Center for Health Statistics Report: "Tobacco Use among Middle and High School Students: Results from the North Carolina Youth Tobacco Survey, 1999-2007," by Scott Proescholdbell (June 2008, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/pdf/SCHS158.pdf

Oregon:

Department of Human Services Report: "Report of Abuse and Neglect Allegations For Individuals Who Receive Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Services: Year 2007 Statewide Results" (June 2008, .pdf format, 27p.).

http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/data/publications/oitreport07.pdf

Washington:

Center for Health Statistics Web Query Update: The "Birth Data Quality Query System (BDQQ)" has been updated with 2006 and 2007 data.

https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/bdqq/(S(vytewwbqlimqy445ngciswms))/bdqq.aspx

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

1. World Health Organization Periodical, Report:

A. Bulletin of the World Health Organization (Vol. 86, No. 7, July 2008, .pdf format, p. 497-576).

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/86/7/en/index.html

B. "Safer water, better health: Costs, benefits and sustainability of interventions to protect and promote health, by Annette Prüss-Üstün, Robert Bos, Fiona Gore, and Jamie Bartram (2008, .pdf format, 53p.).

http://www.who.int/quantifying_ehimpacts/publications/saferwater/en/index.html

2. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Monograph: Assuring the quality of health care in the European Union. A case for action, by Helena Legido-Quigley, Martin McKee, Ellen Nolte and Irene A. Glinos (2008, ISBN 978 92 890 7193 2, .pdf format, 210p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/eprise/main/who/InformationSources/Publications/Catalogue/20080606_1

3. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Report: "How can the migration of health service professionals be managed so as to reduce any negative effects on supply?" by James Buchan (June 2008, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/document/hsm/7_hsc08_ePB_10.pdf

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Monograph:OECD Health Data 2008 (2008, ISBN 978-92-64-04474-6). For more information, including ordering information, see:

http://www.oecd.org/document/30/0,3343,en_2649_37407_2085214_1_1_1_37407,00.html

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Australia:

1. Bureau of Statistics Report: "Health Literacy, Australia, 2006" (June 2008, .pdf format, 80p.).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4233.0Main+Features12006?OpenDocument

Click on the "Details" tab at the top of the page for link to full text.

2. Institute for Health and Welfare Report: "Australia's health 2008," (Australia's Health No. 11, June 2008, .pdf format, 624p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10585

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Canada:

1. Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institute canadien d'information sur la sante Report: "Surgical Volume Trends, 2008 Within and Beyond Wait Time Priority Areas," (June 2008, .pdf format, 50p.).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_1390_E&cw_topic=1390&cw_rel=AR_2149_E

2. Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical: EnviroStats (Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer 2008, .pdf format, 33p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/16-002-XIE/16-002-XIE2008002.htm

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles:

A. "More home care in urban areas" (Jul. 1, 2008).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/gezondheid-welzijn/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2008/2008-90125-wk.htm

B. "Cannabis use highest among lower educated people," by Kim Knoops (Jul. 1, 2008).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/gezondheid-welzijn/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2008/2008-2484-wm.htm

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases: Relevant health news releases from Statistics Norway for Jun. 25-Jul. 1, 2008 are available at:

http://www.ssb.no/english/previous3months/

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Scotland:

Scottish Government Statistics Report: "EPIC Report - Report on Seasonality of Movements and Spatial Distribution of Sheep, Cattle and Pigs in Scotland" (June 2008, .pdf format, 227p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/06/11151041/0

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Ukraine:

State Statistics Committee Table: "Health care establishments: 1990-2007."

http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/operativ/operativ2007/oz_rik/oz_e/zakladu_06_e.html

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UK:

Health and Safety Executive Report: "Fatal injuries in the workplace, statistics for the full year 2007/08" (June 2008).

http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/nsfatal.htm

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Kaiser Family Foundation Fact Sheets, Issue Brief, Pulling it Together:

A. "Women's Health Insurance Coverage Fact Sheet" (December 2007, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.kff.org/womenshealth/6000.cfm

B. "Health Insurance Coverage of Women Ages 18 to 64, by State, 2005-2006" (December 2007, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.kff.org/womenshealth/1613.cfm

C. "Healthy Indiana Plan: Key Facts and Issues" (Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, June 2008, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.kff.org/medicaid/7786.cfm

D. The latest "Pulling it Together": "Moving Away From Employer-Based Coverage: Don't Forget Public Opinion," by Drew Altman, is available at the Pulling it Together website.

http://www.kff.org/pullingittogether/index.cfm

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Report: "Falling Behind: Americans' Access to Medical Care Deteriorates, 2003-2007," by Peter J. Cunningham and Laurie E. Felland (No. 19, June 2008, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?id=32191&topicid=1049

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine Article: "Toward a Global View of Alcohol, Tobacco, Cannabis, and Cocaine Use: Findings from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys," by Louisa Degenhardt, Wai-Tat Chiu, Nancy Sampson, Ronald C. Kessler, James C. Anthony, Matthias Angermeyer, Ronny Bruffaerts, Giovanni de Girolamo, Oye Gureje, Yueqin Huang, Aimee Karam, Stanislav Kostyuchenko, Jean Pierre Lepine, Maria Elena Medina Mora, Yehuda Neumark, J. Hans Ormel, Alejandra Pinto-Meza, José Posada-Villa, Dan J. Stein, Tadashi Takeshima, and J. Elisabeth Wells (Vol. 5, No. 7, e141 doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0050141, HTML , XML, and .pdf format, 15p.).

http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0050141

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) One Articles:

A. "Mapping Health Literacy Research in the European Union: A Bibliometric Analysis," by Barbara K. Kondilis, Ismene J. Kiriaze, Anastasia P. Athanasoulia, and Matthew E. Falagas (PLoS ONE 3(6): e2519 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002519, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0002519

B. "Inequalities in Oral Health for Children with Disabilities: A French National Survey in Special Schools," by Martine Hennequin, Véronique Moysan, Didier Jourdan, Martine Dorin, and Emmanuel Nicolas (PLoS ONE 3(6): e2564 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002564, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0002564

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New England Journal of Medicine Perspective Extract: "Health Care Reform in Massachusetts - Expanding Coverage, Escalating Costs," by Robert Steinbro (Vol. 358, No. 26, June 26, 2008, p. 2757-2760).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/358/26/2757

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British Medical Journal News Extract, Article:

A. "Medical evidence exposes US use of torture," by Peter Moszynski (Vol. 336, No. 7659, Jun. 28, 2008, p. 1458-1459).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/336/7659/1458-b

B. "Fifty years of violent war deaths from Vietnam to Bosnia: analysis of data from the world health survey programme," by Ziad Obermeyer, Christopher J.L. Murray, and Emmanuela Gakidou (Vol. 336, No. 7659, Jun. 28, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1482-1486). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/336/7659/1482

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Lancet World Report Article: Note Lancet requires free registration before providing content. "Europe battles with obesity," by Rob Hyde (Vol. 371, No. 9631, Jun. 28, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2160-2161). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673608609368/fulltext

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Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info for Health Pop. Reporter (Vol. 8, No. 26, Jun. 30, 2008). "The Johns Hopkins University Population Information Program delivers the reproductive health and family planning news you need. Each week our research staff prepares an electronic magazine loaded with links to key news stories, reports, and related developments around the globe."

http://www.infoforhealth.org/popreporter/

Note: January 2004 - present Pop. Reporter is available via CD-ROM. Contact Peggy D'Adamo at mdadamo@jhuccp.org with your request and complete mailing address.

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WORKING PAPERS:

Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation: "Measurement of HIV Prevention Indicators: A Comparison of the PLACE Method and a Demographic Health Survey in Rwanda," (Working Paper No. 08 105, June 2008, .pdf format, 28p.).

Abstract:

The 2005 Rwandan Demographic Health Survey (DHS) found that nearly 90 percent of the general population knew about HIV and prevention methods; however, it also found that condom use was very low (only 20 percent of people used a condom with a non-cohabiting partner). To respond better to the large gap between knowledge and safe sexual behavior, and to coordinate local efforts better in the fight against AIDS, the Commission Nationale de Lutte contre le SIDA (CNLS), with technical assistance from MEASURE Evaluation, implemented the Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts (PLACE) protocol in 12 provinces. The 2005 PLACE and Rwandan DHS results are useful tools for program managers wishing to focus scarce resources in effective HIV prevention. The DHS results provide information concerning the general population and provide a global picture of people’s HIV knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. The PLACE results provide information about populations that exhibit riskier sexual behavior than the general population. Together, the survey results from PLACE and DHS can provide program managers and other stakeholders working in HIV/AIDS comprehensive information on knowledge, attitudes, and practices in both the general population and specific subgroups. The aim of this report is to compare results between the two surveys and illustrate how both surveys can be used together, giving HIV/AIDS program managers and policymakers a better picture of certain determinates of the generalized epidemic in Rwanda.

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/pdf/wp-08-105.pdf

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National Bureau of Economic Research: "State and Federal Approaches to Health Reform: What Works for the Working Poor?" by Ellen Meara, Meredith Rosenthal, Anna Sinaiko, and Katherine Baicker (w14125, June 2008, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

We compare and contrast the labor market and distributional impact of three common approaches to state and federal health insurance expansion: public insurance expansions, refundable tax credits for low income people, and employer and individual mandates. We draw on existing estimates from the literature and individual-level data on the non-institutionalized population aged 64 and younger from the 2005 Current Population Survey to estimate how each approach affects (1) the number of people insured; (2) private and public health spending; (3) employment and wages; and (4) the distribution of subsidies across families based on income in relation to the federal poverty level and work status of adult family members. Employer mandates expand coverage to the largest number of previously insured relative to public insurance expansions and individual tax credits, but with potentially negative labor market consequences. Medicaid expansions could achieve moderate reductions in the share of the uninsured with neutral labor market consequences, and by definition, they expand coverage to the poorest groups regardless of work status. Tax credits extend coverage to relatively few uninsured, but with neutral effects on the labor market. Both Medicaid expansions and tax credits offer moderate redistribution to previously insured individuals who are poor or near-poor. None of the three policies significantly expand insurance coverage among poor working families. Our findings suggest that no single approach helps the working poor in exactly the ways policy makers might hope. To the extent that states are motivated to help the uninsured in poor working families, health reforms must find ways to include those unlikely to take up optional policies, and states must address the challenge of the many uninsured likely to be excluded from policies based on part-time work status, firm size, or immigration status.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14125

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: "Technical paper on operational definitions and data issues for key national indicators of children's health, development and wellbeing," (WP 59, June 2008, .pdf format, 96p.). This paper does not have an abstract.

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10643

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Institute for Research and Information in Health Economics (IRDES) [Paris, France]:

A. "Health status, Neighbourhood effects and Public choice: Evidence from France," by Thierry Debrand, Aurélie Pierre, Caroline Allonier, and Véronique Lucas (Document de travail 11, June 2008, .pdf format, 20p.).

B. "Social heterogeneity in self-reported health status and measurement of inequalities in health," by Sandy Tubeuf, Florence Jusot, Marion Devaux and Catherine Sermet ((Document de travail 12, June 2008, .pdf format, 24p.).

Links to an abstract and full text for both are available at:

http://www.irdes.fr/EspaceAnglais/Publications/WorkingPapers.html

See WP No. 11 and 12.

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

Health Economics, Policy and Law (Vol. 3, No. 3, July 2008).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=HEP&volumeId=3&issueId=03

Medical Care (Vol. 46, No. 7, July 2008).

http://www.lww-medicalcare.com/pt/re/medcare/toc.00005650-200807000-00000.htm

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health:

A. "Preterm Birth in Nulliparous Women: An Understudied Population at Great Risk (U10)," (RFA-HD-08-029, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, June 24, 2008).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-08-029.html

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CONFERENCES:

US National Center for Health Statistics: "NCHS Data Users Conference," (August 11-13, 2008, Washington, DC). For more information see;

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/events/duc2008/duc_announce.htm

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Ministry of Public Health of Cuba/Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/Latin American Association of Social Medicine (ALAMES)/Latin American Federation of Medical Schools (ALAFEM)/International Association of Health Policy (IAHP)/National Council of Scientific Societies in Health, Cuba: "Medical Education for the 21st Century: Teaching for Health Quality," to be held Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 2008 in Havana, Cuba. For more information, including a call for abstracts (deadline Sep. 1, 2008) see:

http://siglo21.sld.cu/index.php?s=9&p=9

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

AcademyHealth.org: Academy Health updated its listings through Jul. 1, 2008.

http://www.academyhealth.org/career/employment.htm

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AgeWork.com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Jun. 30, 2008.

http://agework.geron.org/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=312

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American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Jul. 1, 2008.

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony: "H.R. 3014, Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2007," a hearing held June 24, 2008 (.pdf format).

http://energycommerce.house.gov/cmte_mtgs/110-he-hrg.062408.HealthEquity.shtml

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DATA:

US National Center for Health Statistics: "National Health Interview Survey: 2007" (June 2008, self decompressing [.exe] ASCII format, with documentation in .pdf format and sample SAS, SPSS, and Stata statements in ASCII format).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhis/quest_data_related_1997_forward.htm

See under "2007 NHIS."

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Substance Abuse & Mental Health Data Archive: Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/membership/index.html

Health Behavior in School-Aged Children, 2001-2002 [United States] (June 2008).

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/SAMHDA/STUDY/04372.xml

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets as of June 30, 2008, which may be of interest to Health researchers. Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/membership/index.html

New and updated data:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR/announce.html?startdate=2008-06-01&enddate=2008-06-30

All new and updated data in the last 90 days can be found at:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/access/recent.html

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Kaiser Family Foundation Statehealthfacts.org Updates: Statehealthfacts has updated several files as of Jun. 25, 2008: The updated files can be found under: Health Costs & Budgets; Health Status; and Women's Health.

http://www.statehealthfacts.org/whatsnew.jsp

Statehealthfacts.org:

http://www.statehealthfacts.org/

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John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences: "Directory of Grants and Fellowships in the Global Health Sciences." "since 1988, the Fogarty International Center, part of the National Institutes of Health, has published the Directory of International Grants and Fellowships in the Health Sciences. Below please find a comprehensive compilation of international funding opportunities in biomedical and behavioral research, separated by category."

http://www.fic.nih.gov/funding/directory_fellowships.htm

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