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  • "Mapping the Way to a More Equal World"
    Economic and social disparities responsible for many actions regarding issues such as Ebola as demonstrated with this news release.
  • Possible Ebola Treatments Under Research
    The latest status of drug treatments and vaccines
  • Special issue of Science devoted to Global Health
    The September 12, 2014 issue of Science is devoted to "Global health: What works"
  • US Response to Ebola
    CNN announcement about how the United States is responding to the treatment needs of Ebola -
    September 16, 2014
  • Radon Awareness Week  
    The Federal Government Takes Action on Radon Gas to Prevent Lung Cancer Deaths in 2012. October 15th - 21st is Radon Awareness Week

    October 15-21 is Federal Radon Action Week according to The Surgeon General. Health agencies throughout the United States have joined forces to promote awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. The American Lung Association, Centers for Disease Control, and National Cancer Institute all agree that radon is a National health problem and encourage radon testing during the October awareness drive.

    Radon is a naturally-occurring, invisible and odorless radioactive gas. One in 15 American homes contains high levels of radon. Millions of Americans are unknowingly exposed to this dangerous gas. In fact, a recent study by Harvard University ranks radon as Americas #1 in-home hazard. By taking simple steps to test your home for radon and fix if necessary, this health hazard can be avoided.

  • Could Seal Flu Infect Humans?
    Flue that lept from birds to seals is studied for human threat.
  • Bloomberg's Breastfeeding Formula for New Yorkers
    New proposal for September 2012 release to promote health benefits of reducing obesity among infants.
  • How a Bird-Flu Paper Got Published
    from Chronicle of Higher Education, June 21, 2012
  • Breaking: Mad cow disease found in California dairy cow, but officials say food chain is safe
    Federal officials say a case of mad cow disease has been found in a dairy cow in the Central Valley, but officials stressed that none of its meat entered the food chain. This is the fourth confirmed case of the brain-wasting disease in the U.S. cattle herd since the first case was discovered in December 2003 in an animal that came from Canada.
  • Reuters Science News
    Global news summaries about latest science events, policies and findings from news wires and media outlets.
  • ScienceWatch
    Tracks trends and performance in global scientific research since 1989 and includes interview, competitive intelligence, data and rankings, special topics.

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Public Health Programs

Learning about academic programs offering various degrees in Public Health are found in several sources.


About Public Health

The Program in Public Health reflects a number of disciplines and academic interests, many with significant intersections between medicine, epidemiology, disease prevention, health care, environmental sciences, food sciences & nutrition, demography & sociology, education, gender studies, anthropology, Housing, Geography and many other relevant areas.  There are also many professional areas and specific applications represented and includes planning, forecasting, GIS, etc. 

The library collections are to support instruction and current research efforts by faculty and graduate students and the diverse undergraduate programs and the global coverage of relevant issues.  They include books, journals, conference papers, government information, data sets, films & multimedia, grey literature and are found in all formats.  Always growing, the collections are expanding in scope and depth.  This website is a sitemap of how to find and use some of these resources.

Many of the resources listed in this Guide reflect international contributions from a variety of sources in a wide range of subjects.  The emphasis on international development from many different vantage points is the intention of much of this compilation of resources.  It is recommended to use the "Subject Coverage" tab to find additional topical concentrations and resources, and to comprehensively explore the guide by clicking through it.  Of course, it is a work in progress and with your input, will better support your needs.

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    Key Sites

    • PubMed@UCI  
      One of the primary resources for Public Health.
    • CDC.Gov (Centers for Disease Control)
    • Global Health
      CAB Direct is CABI's electronic platform delivering access to over 9 million abstracts across the applied life sciences. Coverage includes CABI's leading bibliographic databases CAB Abstracts and Global Health, and databases from CABI's Internet Resources and Abstract Journals. Includes over 9 million bibliographic records, over 130,000 full text articles hosted by CABI, many other authoritative reviews, news articles and reports. For those citations where fulltext is not available, there are no UC eLinks so you will have to consult ANTPAC by source to see if the article is in UCI holdings.

    • World Health Organization
      WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
    • GIDEON
      Interactive decision support system for diagnosis and reference in the fields of tropical and infectious diseases, epidemiology, microbiology and antimicrobial chemotherapy. The GIDEON database incorporates 327 diseases, 205 countries, 963 microbial taxa and 252 antibacterial agents and vaccines
    • Haz-Map  
      Haz-Map ( is an occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biologicals at work.
    • POPLINE  
      Your connection to the world's reproductive health literature
    • Smoking & Health Resource Library  
      From the Centers for Disease Control
    • TOXNET  
      TOXNET® (, a collection of toxicology and environmental health databases.
    • TOXLINE  
      Contains references to the world's toxicology literature.
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
      Highlights a variety of GIS resources.
    • HealthMap
      “HealthMap brings together data sources to achieve a comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. This freely available Web site integrates outbreak data of varying reliability, ranging from news sources (such as Google News) to curated personal accounts (such as ProMED) to validated official alerts (such as World Health Organization).”
    • Public Health - Martindale's
      Extensive site with glossaries, journals, databases, and information about courses and textbooks.

    2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Links

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    H1N1 Flu Information

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