Current Social Science Research Report--Health #14, May 8, 2007.

CSSRR-Health is a weekly email report produced by the Data and Information Services Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It seeks to help social science researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. This report will contain selected listings of new: reports, articles, bibliographies, working papers, tables of contents, conferences, data, and websites. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

http://www.disc.wisc.edu/reports/cssrindex.html

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CSSRR-Health is compiled and edited by Jack Solock and Charlie Fiss.

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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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. National Center for Health Statistics Report, Health E-Stats:

A. "Infant Mortality Statistics from the 2004 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set," by T.J. Mathews and Marian F. MacDorman (National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 55, No. 14, April 2007, .pdf format, 36p.).

B. "Trends in Preterm-Related Infant Mortality by Race and Ethnicity: United States, 1999-2004," by Marian F. MacDorman, William M. Callaghan, T.J. Mathews, Donna L. Hoyert, and Kenneth D. Kochanek (Health E-Stats, April 2007).

Both are linked to from a NCHS news release: "Overall Infant Mortality Rate in U.S. Largely Unchanged: Rates Among Black Women More than Twice that of White Women" (May 2, 2007).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/07newsreleases/infantmortality.htm

C. "Characteristics of Births to Single- and Multiple-Race Women: California, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Washington, 2003," by Brady E. Hamilton and Stephanie J. Ventura (National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 55, No. 15, May 2007, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr55/nvsr55_15.pdf

2. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Article: "Prevalence of Actions to Control High Blood Pressure --- 20 States, 2005," (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 56, No. 17, May 4, 2007, .pdf and HTML format, p. 420-423).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5617a2.htm

pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5617.pdf

3. Centers for Disease Control Periodical: Emerging Infectious Diseases (Vol. 13, No. 5, May 2007, 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

4. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health News Release: "Urologic Diseases Cost Americans 11 Billion Dollars a Year." (May 1, 2007,).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/may2007/niddk-01.htm

5. Congressional Research Service Report: "Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act (MDUFMA) Reauthorization," by Erin D. Williams. (April, 2007, pdf format, 25p.)

http://opencrs.cdt.org/document/RL33981

6. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report: "Obesity and American Indians/Alaska Natives," by Peggy Halbern (April 2007, .pdf format, 153p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/07/AI-AN-obesity/index.htm

7. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations Report: "Depression and the Initiation of Alcohol and Other Drug Use among Youths Aged 12 to 17," (National Survey on Drug Use and Health , May 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k7/newUserDepression/newUserDepression.cfm

8. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report: "States’ Use of New Drug Pricing Data in the Medicaid Program," (OEI-03-06-00490, April 2007, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-03-06-00490.pdf

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US States:

Illinois:

Department of Public Health Report: "Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Illinois, 2005 Epidemiologic Summary and Yearly Trends for 1996 - 2005" (May 2007, .pdf format, 118p.).

http://www.idph.state.il.us/health/std/STD%20DataBook%202005%20PDF.pdf

New Jersey:

Department of Health and Senior Services Report: "Adolescent Suicide in New Jersey" (Office of Injury Surveillance and Prevention Brief, April 2007, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.state.nj.us/health/chs/oisp/documents/ad_suicide07.pdf

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NGO and Other Countries

United Nations:

1. UN Children's Fund Report: "Immunization Summary: The 2007 Edition." (February 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 193p.)

http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_38256.html

2. World Health Organization News Release, Periodical:

A. "Global Stockpile of H5N1 Vaccine 'feasible.'" (Apr. 26, 2007, HTML format).

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2007/pr21/en/index.html

B. Bulletin of the World Health Organization(Vol. 85, No. 5, May 2007, .pdf format).

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/85/5/en/index.html

3. World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Periodical: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal (Vol. 13, No. 2, March/April 2007).

http://www.emro.who.int/publications/emhj/1302/index.htm

4. World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Reports:

A. "Health in prisons - a WHO guide to the essentials in prison health," edited by Lars Møller, Heino Stöver, Ralf Jürgens, Alex Gatherer and Haik Nikogosian (2007, .pdf format, 179p.)

http://www.euro.who.int/prisons/20070430_1

B. "WHO European Ministerial Conference on Counteracting Obesity: Conference" (2007, .pdf format, 33p.).

http://www.euro.who.int/eprise/main/who/InformationSources/Publications/Catalogue/20070503_1

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Reports:

A. "Asthma in Australia: findings from the 2004-05 National Health Survey," by R. Ampon, P. Correll, G. Marks,L. Poulos, and AM Waters. (May, 2007, .pdf format, 56p.)

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10416

B. "Mental health services in Australia 2004-05." (Mental health series no. 9, April 2007, .pdf format, 171p.)

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10381

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada News Release: "Study: Body mass index in urban Canada : 2001," (The Daily, May 2, 2007, .pdf and HTML format).

HTML:

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/070502/d070502a.htm

,pdf:

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/070502/d070502.pdf

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands Press Release: "Some 241 thousand people have no medical insurance" (May 2, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/gezondheid-welzijn/publicaties/persberichten/archief/2007/2007-034-pb.htm

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

University North Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation News Release: "New resources and assessments help to improve OVC (Orphans and Vulnerable Children) programs." (Apr. 30, 2007). The news release links to four OVC case studies (all .pdf format): "Kilifi Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project," Community-Based HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Support Program," The Tumaini Home-Based Care Program," and "Mama Mkubwa Psychosocial Support Program"

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/monitor.html?wid=2401&func=viewSubmission&sid=3239

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Family Health International: "Qualitative Research Methods: A Data Collector's Field Guide," by (March 2007, .pdf format, 91p)

http://www.fhi.org/en/RH/Pubs/booksReports/QRM_datacoll.htm

More information about FHI:

http://www.fhi.org/en/AboutFHI/index.htm

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Center for Strategic and International Studies Report: "Advancing U.S. Leadership on Global HIV/AIDS," by J. Stephen Morrison, Allen Moore, and Jennifer Cooke (May 2007, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.csis.org/component/option,com_csis_pubs/task,view/id,3873/type,1/

More information about CSIS:

http://www.csis.org/about/

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Kaiser Family Foundation Fact Sheets: "Fact Sheets Summarize President's Budget Proposals for Health Insurance Coverage, Including Medicaid and SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program) (May 2007, .pdf format, all 2 p.). The fact sheets are: "The Affordable Choices Initiative: An Overview"; President's FY2008 Budget and The State Children's Health Insurance Program"; and "President's FY 2008 Budget and Medicaid."

http://www.kff.org/uninsured/kcmu050207pkg.cfm

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Institute of Medicine Monograph: The Future of Disability in America, edited by Marilyn J. Field and Alan Jette (National Academies Press, 2007, OpenBook format, 510p.). Ordering information for a print of .pdf copy is available at the site.

http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11898

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Journal of the American Medical Association Commentary Extract: "The Next Influenza Pandemic: Can It Be Predicted?" by Jeffery K. Taubenberger, David M. Morens, and Anthony S. Fauci (Vol. 297, No. 18, May 9, 2007, p. 2025-2027).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/297/18/2025

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British Medical Journal News Extracts:

A. "Nations signal support for WHO to stockpile H5N1 vaccine," by John Zarocostas (Vol. 334, No. 7600, May 5, 2007, p. 925).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/334/7600/925-a

B. "Occupational cancer kills more than 200 000 people a year," by Kaushal Raj Pandey (Vol. 334, No. 7600, May 5, 2007, p. 925)

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/334/7600/925-g

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Lancet World Report Article: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing articles. "Prescription drug abuse up sharply in the USA," by Michael McCarthy (Vol. 369, No. 9572, May 5, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1505-1506). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607606904/fulltext

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New England Journal of Medicine Perspective Abstract: "China and HIV - A Window of Opportunity," by Bates Gill and Susan Okie (Vol. 356, No. 18, May 3, 2007, p. 1801-1805).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/356/18/1801

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Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs Compendium: Info for Health Pop. Reporter (vol. 7, No. 16, May 7, 2007). "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:

Brookings Institution: "Hamilton Project Discussion Paper: "Evolving Beyond Traditional Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance," by Stuart M. Butler. (May 2007, .pdf format, 34p.) Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.brookings.edu/es/hamilton/200705butler.htm

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World Bank Development Programme: "Does money matter? The effects of cash transfers on child health and development in rural Ecuador," by Norbert Schady and Christina Paxson (Policy Research Working Paper No. WPS 4226, May 2007, ASCII text and .pdf format, 53p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469372&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000016406_20070503092958

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International Monetary Fund: "Health Aid and Infant Mortality," by Prachi Mishra and David Locke Newhouse (Working Paper 07/100, April 2007, .pdf format, 40p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres.cfm?sk=20607.0

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: "Altruism, Fertility, and the Value of Children: Health Policy Evaluation and Intergenerational Welfare," by Javier A. Birchenall and Rodrigo R. Soares (Discussion Paper 2783, May 2007, .pdf format, 31p.).

Abstract:

This paper accounts for the value of children and future generations in the evaluation of health policies. This is achieved through the incorporation of altruism and fertility in a "value of life" type of framework. We are able to express adults’ willingness to pay for changes in child mortality and also to incorporate the welfare of future generations in the evaluation of current policies. Our model clarifies a series of puzzles from the literature on the "value of life" and on intergenerational welfare comparisons. We show that, by incorporating altruism and fertility into the analysis, the estimated welfare gain from recent reductions in mortality in the U.S. easily doubles.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp2783.pdf

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

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 165, No. 10, May 15, 2007).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol165/issue10/index.dtl?etoc

Environmental Health (May 2007).

http://www.ehjournal.net/articles/browse.asp?date=5-2007

Environmental Research (Vol. 104, No. 2, June 2007).

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

Health and Social Work (Vol. 32, No. 1, February 2007). 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://puck.naswpressonline.org/vl=6884969/cl=34/nw=1/rpsv/cw/vhosts/nasw/03607283/latest.htm

Toxicological Sciences (Vol. 97, No. 1, May 2007).

http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol97/issue1/index.dtl

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health: "Framework Programs for Global Health (R25)" (RFA-TW-08-001, May 3, 2007, revision of PAR-06-067, National Cancer Institute, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-TW-08-001.html

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CONFERENCES:

The Hopkins Population Center/Population Reference Bureau Annual Symposium on Policy and Health: "How Important are the Long-Term Consequences of Low Birth Weight?" to be held May 31, 2007 in Washington DC. For more information see:

http://www.prb.org/Home/EventsTraining/PolicySeminars/LowBirthWeightMay312007.aspx

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From Conferencealerts.com:

"International Symposium on Tropical Medicine and Hygiene," to be held Dec. 12-15, 2007 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. For more information see:

http://www.aku.edu/news/seminars/rstmh/

"15th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa," to be held Dec. 8-11, 2007 in Dakar Senegal. For more information see:

http://www.icasadakar2008.org/english/

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Academyhealth.org: Academyhealth.org has recently added several employment opportunities to its employment web page. Opportunities with an opening date of Apr. 25, 2007 or later are the new entries.

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

More information about Academyhealth.org

http://www.academyhealth.org/about/index.htm

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American Statistical Association: ASA has recently added several employment opportunities to its employment website. The new opportunities are dated Apr. 27-May 8, 2007.

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

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee Hearing Publication: "Ensuring Early Diagnosis and Access to Treatment for HIV/AIDS: Can Federal Resources Be More Effectively Targeted?" a hearing held Apr. 26, 2006 (Senate Hearing 109-846, .pdf format, 385p.).

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS80890

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US Senate Finance Committee Hearing: "The Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit: Review and Oversight," a hearing held May 8, 2007. (.pdf Format).

http://finance.senate.gov/sitepages/hearing050807.htm

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U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Hearing Testimony: "Hearing on Medicare Programs for Low-Income Beneficiaries," a hearingheldMay 3, 2007. (.pdf format).

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=detail&hearing=555

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DATA:

US National Cancer Institute Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results NCI has updated the documentation for the SEER files. Registration is not required to download the documentation.

http://seer.cancer.gov/data/documentation.html

SEER data:

http://seer.cancer.gov/data/

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