Current Social Science Research Report--Health #119, June 30, 2009.

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1. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles. All articles are in HTML and .pdf format.

A. "Late HIV Testing --- 34 States, 1996--2005" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 58, No. 24, Jun. 26, 2009, p. 661-665).


B. "HIV Testing Among High School Students --- United States, 2007" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 58, No. 24, Jun. 26, 2009, p. 665-668).


C. "Progress Toward the 2012 Measles Elimination Goal --- Western Pacific Region, 1990--2008" (Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 58, No. 24, Jun. 26, 2009, p. 669-673).


D. "QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates Per 100,000 Population for the Three Leading Causes of Injury Death --- United States, 1979--2006"


.pdf for all:

2. Centers for Disease Control Periodical: Emerging Infectious Diseases (Vol. 15, No. 7, July 2009, HTML and .pdf format).

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

3. Federal Trade Commission Report: "Authorized Generics: An Interim Report of the Federal Trade Commission" (June 2009, .pdf format, 46p.).

4. reports: "The Health Care Status Quo in Your State" (June 2009).

5. National Institutes of Health News Release: "Dynasty: Influenza Virus in 1918 and Today" (Jun. 29, 2009).

6. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report: "Fathers' Alcohol Use and Substance Use among Adolescents" (June 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

7. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief: "Sports Injuries in Children Requiring Hospital Emergency Care, 2006," by Lauren Wier, Adela Miller, and Claudia Steiner (Statistical Brief No. 75, June 2009, .pdf and HTML format, 10p.).



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US States:


Department of Public Health Report: "Cancer in Illinois: Illinois Specific Statistics--1986-2005".

North Dakota:

State Data Center Presentation: "Children's Health and Well-being Data: Resource for Decision Makers," by Richard Rathge (June 2009, Microsoft PowerPoint format, 53 slides).


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NGO and Other Countries:

United Nations:

1. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS Report: "2008 UNAIDS Annual Report: Towards Universal Access," (June 2009, .pdf format, 68p.).

2. World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Periodical: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal (Vol. 15, No. 3, May/June 2009,.pdf format).



1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report: "Key indicators of progress for chronic disease and associated determinants: technical report," (June 2009, .pdf format, 60p.).

2. Department of Health and Ageing Report: "The state of our public hospitals, June 2009 report" (June 2009, .pdf format, 96p.).



Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodicals:

A. Health Indicators, 2009 (Vol. 1, No. 1, June 2009).

B. Health Reports, (Vol. 20, No. 3, June 2009, HTML and .pdf format). The two primary articles in this issue are: "Colorectal cancer testing in Canada--2008," by Kathryn Wilkins and Margot Shields; and "An update on mammography use in Canada," by Margot Shields and Kathryn Wilkins.



Statistics Norway News Releases: Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Jun. 24-30, 2009).



Federal Bureau of Statistics Report: "National Health Accounts Pakistan 2005-06" (May 2009, .pdf format, 64p.).



National Statistics Office News Release: Malignant Neoplasm (Cancer) in the Philippines: 2005" (Jun. 30, 2009).



National Health Service Scotland Report: "NHSScotland Workforce Statistics" (June 2009).


South Africa:

Department of Health Report: "Guidelines for the Treatment of Malaria in South Africa" (May 2009, .pdf format, 48p.).



Health and Safety Executive Report: "Fatal injury statistics" (June 2009).



Welsh Assembly Government/Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru Report: "Road Casualties, 2008" (June 2009, .pdf format, 5p.).

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American Enterprise Institute Monograph: Reform Medicaid First: Laying the Foundation for National Health Care Reform, by Thomas W. Grannemann and Mark V. Pauly (June 2009, ISBN: 978-0-8447-4316-5, 62p.).


Center for Health Policy Research [University of California-Los Angeles] Reports:

A. "Swimming Upstream: The Hard Politics of Health Reform in California," by Walter Zelman (June 2009, .pdf format, 29p.).

B. "Politics and Policy in State Health Reform," by Walter Zelman and Alex Melamed (June 2009, .pdf format, 21p.).


Family Health International Periodical: Youth InfoNet (No. 57, June 2009).


Kaiser Family Foundation Report, "Pulling it Together", Briefs:

A. "Kaiser Health Tracking Poll-June 2009" (June 2009, .pdf format, chartpack, .pdf format, 12p., toplines, .pdf format, 26p.).

B. The latest "Pulling it Together," by Drew Altman, is "Last Week's Health Reform 'Shocker' (No. 20, June 2009).

C. "Views and Experiences with HIV Testing in the U.S." (Survey Brief, June 2009, .pdf format, 8p.).

D. "Views and Experiences with HIV Testing Among African Americans in the U.S." (Survey Brief, June 2009, .pdf format, 9p.).

E. "Money Follows the Person: An Early Implementation Snapshot," by Molly O’Malley Watts, (Issue Brief, June 2009, .pdf format, 12p.).


Institute of Medicine Monograph: The Public Health Effects of Food Deserts: Workshop Summary , by Paula Tarnapol Whitacre, Peggy Tsai, and Janet Mulligan (National Academies Press, OpenBook and .pdf format, 100p.). Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site. Note: NAP requires free registration before providing a .pdf copy.


Population Reference Bureau Policy Brief: "Expanding Contraceptive Choice: Five Promising Innovations," by Karin Ringheim and James Gribble (June 2009, .pdf format, 6p.).


Urban Institute Reports:

A. "Changes to the Tax Exclusion of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Premiums: A Potential Source of Financing for Health Reform," by Lisa Clemans-Cope, Stephen Zuckerman, and Roberton Williams (June 2009, .pdf format, 11p.).

B. "Is the Public Plan Option a Necessary Part of Health Reform?" by John Holahan and Linda J. Blumberg (June 2009, .pdf format, 18p.).

C. "Health Care Reform for Children with Public Coverage: How Can Policymakers Maximize Gains and Prevent Harm?" by Genevieve M. Kenney and Stan Dorn (June 2009, .pdf format, 9p.).


Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract: "Environmental transmission of low pathogenicity avian influenza viruses and its implications for pathogen invasion," by Pejman Rohani, Romulus Brebana, David E. Stallknechte and John M. Drakea (Vol. 106, No. 25, June 23, 2009, p. 10365-10369).


Lancet, Various: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content.

A. "Alcohol and cause-specific mortality in Russia: a retrospective case--control study of 48,557 adult deaths," by David Zaridze, Paul Brennan, Jillian Boreham, Alex Boroda, Rostislav Karpov, Alexander Lazarev, Irina Konobeevskaya, Vladimir Igitov, Tatiana Terechova, Paolo Boffetta, and Richard Peto (Article abstract, Vol. 373, No. 9682, Jun. 27, 2009, p. 2201-2214).

B. "Global burden of disease and injury and economic cost attributable to alcohol use and alcohol-use disorders," by Jürgen Rehm, Colin Mathers, Svetlana Popova, Montarat Thavorncharoensap, Yot Teerawattananon, and Jayadeep Patra (Series abstract, Vol. 373, No. 9682, Jun. 27, 2009, p. 2223-2233).

C. "Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of policies and programmes to reduce the harm caused by alcohol," by Peter Anderson, Dan Chisholm, and Daniela C. Fuhr (Series abstract, Vol. 373, No. 9682, Jun. 27, 2009, p. 2234-2246).

D. "Reducing harm from alcohol: call to action," by Sally Casswell and Thaksaphon Thamarangsi (Series abstract, Vol. 373, No. 9682, Jun. 27, 2009, p. 2247-2257).

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World Bank Policy Research Programme: "The health impact of extreme weather events in Sub-Saharan Africa," by Limin Wang, Shireen Kanji, and Sushenjit Bandyopadhyay (WPS 4979, June 2009, ASCII text and .pdf format, 32p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

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

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 170, No. 1, Jul. 1, 2009).

Health Policy and Planning (Vol. 24, No. 4, July 2009).

Medical Care (Vol. 47, No. 7, July 2009).

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US National Institutes of Health:

A. "Fertility Preservation Research: Advancing Beyond Technology (R01)" (RFA-HD-09-009, Jun. 26, 2009, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health). For more information see:

B. "Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (R24)" (RFA-HD-09-013, Jun. 24, 2009, reissue of RFA-HD-04-005, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

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American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Jun. 30, 2009.

------------------------------------------------------------------------- Agework has updated its employment page with listings through Jun. 30, 2009.


Chronicle of Higher Education:

Health positions has been updated through Jun. 30, 2009.

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US House Budget Committee Hearing Testimony: "Statutory PAYGO," a hearing held Jun. 25, 2009. (.pdf format). Complete video and audio hearing transcripts (running time 2 hours, 20 minutes) are available at the site.


US House Committee on Energy and Commerce (Full Committee and Subcommittee on Health) Hearing Testimony: "Comprehensive Health Reform Discussion Draft," (.pdf format).

Day 1 (June 23, 2009):

Day 2, Part 1 (June 24, 2009):

Day 2, Part 2 (June 24, 2009):

Day 3 (June 25, 2009):


US House Committee on Ways and Means Hearing Testimony: "Health Reform in the 21st Century: Proposals to Reform the Health System," a hearing held June 24, 2009 (.pdf format)

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US National Center for Health Statistics: "2008 National Health Interview Survey" (June 2009, data in self decompressing [.exe] ASCII text format, with SAS, SPSS, and Stata statements in ASCII text format, and documentation in .pdf format).

See under "2008 NHIS".


Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets on Jun. 29, 2009, 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:

Latest updates:

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


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:

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

and pick "1 month" for either.

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US Centers for Disease Control Public Health Law Program: "Public Health Law 101." "CDC’s Public Health Law Program has developed this new, foundational course on public health law as a learning resource for public health practitioners, students, and others. The course comprises 9 slide lecture units for delivery by legal counsel to health departments and by other persons trained in law. This course provides an introduction to fundamental principles of law, ethics, and the legal system as they frame public health practice in the United States" (compressed and uncompressed Microsoft PowerPoint format, 8 units).


Kaiser Family Foundation Updates: has updated several of its tables from May 13-Jun. 24, 2009. The new tables are dated at:

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