Speaking of cool IHME seminars, last month we heard one on a social network analysis of the health policy actors involved in national-level policy change. So cool: http://www.healthdata.org/video/policy-development-integrated-community-case-management-iccm-national-and-global-levels-mixed
Category Archives: global health
This news crossed my desk recently, about the Gates Foundation pushing forward open access (OA) in 2015:
Interesting local OA news, although not UW of course. The Gates Foundation is implementing a OA mandate as of January 1, 2015:
It’s a very progressive and strong policy. No opt-out, no embargo, no restricted access, etc. I like the open data element, which is also a step beyond typical OA policies, and relevant to reproducibility.
Natl Academy Press: Capturing Social and Behavioral Domains and Measures in Electronic Health Records
I get lots of strange email updates these days. Here is one about new publications from the National Academy, that may be of interest: Capturing Social and Behavioral Domains and Measures in Electronic Health Records.
A report on Suicide Prevention crossed my desk recently, which includes a ranking in terms of deaths and in terms of years of life lost:
Some of the most interesting stuff that has crossed my desk on the spread of Ebola codes from the anthropologists who have been working in West Africa for a long time:
Here is an interesting resource to watch: The Exemplar Public Health Datasets Collection in Open Health Data. Large longitudinal cohorts for secondary data analysis, anyone?
On Oct 15, we had a seminar from Yale Professor Angel Hsu on her work developing indicators for country performance on environmental sustainability. I found it surprisingly positive, for example this score card for the United States that says almost everything is getting better or at least staying the same:
This seems to conflict with the EPA report that came out recently and reminded me to write this.