Current Social Science Research Report--Health #71, July 8, 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

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. National Center for Health Statistics Report: "Births, Marriages, Divorces, and Deaths: Provisional Data for November 2007" (National Vital Statistics Reports Vol. 56, No. 20, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr56/nvsr56_20.htm

2. National Institutes of Health News Release: "Researchers Develop a Method to Evaluate Variations Identified in Breast Cancer Susceptibility Genes" (Jul. 6, 2008).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jul2008/nci-06.htm

3. Government Accountability Office Report: "Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waivers: CMS Should Encourage States to Conduct Mortality Reviews for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities" (GAO-08-529, May 2008, .pdf format, 49p.).

http://www.gao.gov/docsearch/abstract.php?rptno=GAO-08-529

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US States:

Pennsylvania:

Department of Health Interactive Report Update: "Birth and Death Statistics, 1990-2006" (.pdf format).

http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=175&Q=201652

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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

1. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Monograph: Public health significance of urban pests, by Xavier Bonnefoy, Helge Kampen and Kevin Sweeney (2008, ISBN 978 92 890 7188 8, 570p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/eprise/main/who/InformationSources/Publications/Catalogue/20080617_9

2. World Health Organization, on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies 2008 Policy Brief: "How can European health systems support investment in and the implementation of population health strategies?" by David McDaid, Michael Drummond, and Marc Suhrcke (June 2008, .pdf format, 26p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/document/hsm/1_hsc08_ePB_2.pdf

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Australia:

Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Incidence of Type 1 diabetes in Australia 2000-2006: first results," (Diabetes series no. 9, July 2008, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10581

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Canada:

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)/Institut Canadien d'Information sur la Sante Report: "A Framework for Health Outcomes Analysis: Diabetes and Depression Case Studies" (July 2008, .pdf format, 70p.).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_1411_E&cw_topic=1411&cw_rel=AR_2189_E#full

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Netherlands:

National Institute for Public Health and The Environment Report: "Learning from our neighbours - Cross-national inspiration for Dutch public health policies: smoking, alcohol, overweight, depression, health inequalities, youth, screening" (2008, .pdf format, 208p.).

http://www.rivm.nl/bibliotheek/rapporten/270626001.pdf

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Release: "Municipal health service, 2007. Final figures" (Jul. 3, 2008). The news release links to nine topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/03/02/helsetjko_en/

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UK:

Health Protection Agency Timeline, Report:

A. "NHS 60 - Health protection timeline" (July 2008).

http://www.hpa.org.uk/web/HPAweb&HPAwebStandard/HPAweb_C/1214808551403

B. "Sixty years of the National Health Service: a proud past and a healthy future" (July 2008, .pdf format, 46p.).

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_085936

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Population Reference Bureau Article: "Family Planning Challenges and Decentralization of Health Services in Latin America," by Tim Egan (June 2008).

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2008/familyplanning-latinamerica.aspx

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Urban Institute Report: "Modeling Alternative Designs for a Revised PPS for Skilled Nursing Facilities," by Bowen Garrett and Douglas A. Wissoker (June 2008, .pdf format, 31p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411706

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Leader's Project on the State of America's Health Care Report: "Financing the U.S. Health System: Issues and Options for Change," by Meena Seshamani, Jeanne M. Lambrew, and Joseph R. Antos (June 2008, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.betterhealthcaretogether.org/Library/docs/Financing%20Options%20%20(final).pdf

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London School of Economics Periodical: Eurohealth (Vol. 14, No. 1, 2008, .pdf format, 48p.).

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/LSEHealth/pdf/eurohealth/vol14no1.pdf

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine Article: "Documenting Mortality in Crises: What Keeps Us from Doing Better?" by Francesco Checchi and Les Roberts (PLoS Medicine Vol. 5, No. 7, e146 doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0050146, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.0050146

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Journal of the American Medical Association Commentary Extracts:

A. "Population Health and Economic Development in the United States," by David M. Mirvis and David E. Bloom (Vol. 300, No. 1, Jul. 2, 2008, p. 93-95).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/300/1/93

B. "Health Care Reform Requires Accountable Care Systems," by Stephen M. Shortell and Lawrence P. Casalino (Vol. 300, No. 1, Jul. 2, 2008, p. 95-97).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/300/1/95

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British Medical Journal News Extracts:

A. "Black women in US have lower survival rates from breast cancer than white women," by Roger Dobson (Vol. 367, No. 7660, p. 586).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/337/jun30_1/a586

B. "Is the food crisis eclipsing the importance of water?" by Geoff Watts (Vol. 367, No. 7660, p. 604).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/337/jul02_1/a604

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Lancet Comment: Note Lancet requires free registration before providing content: "Human security approach for global health," by Keizo Takemi, Masamine Jimba, Sumie Ishii, Yasushi Katsuma and Yasuhide Nakamura (Vol. 372, No. 9632, Jul. 5, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 13-14). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS014067360860971X/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. 27, Jul. 7, 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:

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development: "Health Workforce And International Migration: Can New Zealand Compete?" by Pascal Zurn and Jean-Christophe Dumont (OECD Health Working Paper No. 33, May 2008, .pdf format, 57p.).

http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/46/41/40673065.pdf

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

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 168, No. 2, Jul. 15, 2008).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol168/issue2/index.dtl?etoc

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 98, No. 8, August 2008). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.ajph.org/content/vol98/issue8/?etoc

Clinical Infectious Diseases (Vol. 47, No. 3, Aug. 1, 2008). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/cid/47/3

Environmental Health Perspectives (Vol. 116, No. 7, July 2008). Note: Full electronic text of this journals is available in the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2008/116-7/toc.html

Public Health Reports (Vol. 123, No. 4, July/August 2008). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.publichealthreports.org/archives/issuecontents.cfm?Volume=123&Issue=4

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:

A. "Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research" (PA-08-190, reissue of PA-05-015, Jul. 2, 2008). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-190.html

B. "Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers" (PA-08-191, reissue of PA-04-126, Jul. 1, 2008). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-191.html

C. "Geographic and Contextual Influences on Energy Balance-Related Health Behaviors (R01)" (PA-08-192. Jul. 3, 2008, 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-08-192.html

D. "Geographic and Contextual Influences on Energy Balance-Related Health Behaviors (R21)" (PA-08-193, Jul. 3, 2008, 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-08-193.html

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JOHN HEINZ DISSERTATION AWARD: "The John Heinz Dissertation Award is one of several activities designed to attract talented individuals to the field of social insurance and encourage the development of new administrators, scholars, and other professionals. The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization devoted to furthering knowledge and understanding of social insurance, health care financing, and related issues through research and education. The Academy's dissertation award is designed to recognize and promote outstanding research by new scholars addressing social insurance policy questions. The award is presented annually in honor of Senator John Heinz. He was a leading expert in the Senate on private pension and health care policy and was a member of the Academy's Board of Advisors since the organization's inception in 1986." Application deadline is Oct. 1, 2008. Application forms are in Microsoft Word format. For more information see:

http://www.nasi.org/info-url_nocat3815/info-url_nocat_show.htm?doc_id=149375

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CONFERENCES:

US Agency For Healthcare Quality And Research: "Two-day hands-on HCUP (Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project) and MEPS (Medical Expenditure Panel Survey) Data Users Workshop, to be held Sep. 24-25, 2008 in Rockville, Maryland. For more information see:

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/about_meps/workshop_details/meps_workshop_09_2008.htm

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Agework.com: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Jul. 5, 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. 8, 2008.

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

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DATA:

US National Center for Health Statistics: "NCHS has announced the electronic release of the 1965 National Health Interview Survey." (July 2008, .zip compressed and self decompressing [.exe] ASCII format, with documentation in .pdf format, and SAS input statements in ASCII text format).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhis/quest_data_related_1996_prior.htm#1965_NHIS

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US Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: "Tables of Health Insurance Coverage series for the first half of 2007, MEPS Household Component Survey" (US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, June 2008).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/quick_tables.jsp#insurance

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