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Green Infrastructure in Arid and Semi-Arid Climates

Green Infrastructure in Arid and Semi-Arid Climates

Date: May 2010
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Description: This brochure describes the benefits of adopting "green infrastructure" design principles to communities in arid and semi-arid regions.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes

The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes

Date: 2009
Creator: United States. Public Health Service. Office of the Surgeon General.
Description: This guide describes steps that people can take to protect themselves from disease, disability, and injury that may result from health hazards in the home. The guide also describes society-wide measures to improve public health through healthy homes.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Comprehensive Health Planning

Comprehensive Health Planning

Date: January 1968
Creator: Hopkins, Robert M.
Description: The purpose of this study is to conduct an examination of the concept of comprehensive health planning the type of which is mandatory if society is ever to realize comprehensive health services for the multitude of people in that society.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Public Health: Trends in Tuberculosis in the United States

Public Health: Trends in Tuberculosis in the United States

Date: October 31, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "The number of Tuberculosis (TB) and multidrug-resistant TB cases in the United States has declined steadily since 1992. However, continued vigilance is needed to further reduce TB rates. A resurgence of the disease in the late 1980s and early 1990s was linked to a relaxation of TB control efforts. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization suggest that the presence of TB as a major public health problem in other countries has likely been a key contributor to the number of new cases in the United States. As a result, the United States has undertaken several initiatives to control global TB, including providing funding and technical assistance for TB control programs."
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Public Health: Blood Supply Generally Adequate Despite New Donor Restrictions

Public Health: Blood Supply Generally Adequate Despite New Donor Restrictions

Date: July 22, 2002
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "According to the American Association of Blood Banks, every year about 8 million individuals donate 14 million pints of blood, and 4.5 million patients receive life saving blood transfusions. The available data indicate that the blood supply has increased in the last 5 years and that growth has kept pace with the rise in demand. Blood suppliers received a high volume of blood donations immediately after the September 11 attacks. However, the small amount of blood needed to treat survivors of the attacks resulted in a nationwide surplus. The nation's blood supply can compensate for donors lost because of new donor restrictions designed to further reduce the risk of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease transmission. The average price of blood has risen over 50 percent since 1998. Although blood is primarily collected from volunteers, blood suppliers incur costs by collecting, processing, and testing donated blood."
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Towards New Scenarios for Analysis of Emissions, Climate Change, Impacts, and Response Strategies

Towards New Scenarios for Analysis of Emissions, Climate Change, Impacts, and Response Strategies

Date: 2008
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Description: This report summarizes the findings and recommendations from the Expert Meeting on New Scenarios, which focuses on the policymaking perspective of climate change, and on climate modeling scenarios for near term and long term.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Human Health and Welfare and Climate Change: Summary and Findings of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program

Human Health and Welfare and Climate Change: Summary and Findings of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program

Date: 2008
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This brochure summarizes a report of the same title. It describes the likely impacts of climate change on human health, and potential adaptation strategies to limit the risks and damages.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
An Exploratory Study of the Comprehension, Retention and Action of the Denton County Older Population in Regards to Disaster Preparedness Education

An Exploratory Study of the Comprehension, Retention and Action of the Denton County Older Population in Regards to Disaster Preparedness Education

Date: December 2012
Creator: Knight, Rebekah P.
Description: The purpose of this exploratory study was to operationalize the responses from a sample of the community dwelling older population from Denton County, Texas on disaster preparedness education given by Denton County Health Department (DCHD) personnel. The goals and objectives were drawn from the Texas Public Health and Medical Emergency Management 5-Year Strategic Plan 2012-2016. It was hypothesized that after the disaster preparedness education was received, then comprehension, retention, and application of the information would increase and the goals set forth by the DCHD would be reached. Thirteen sites were used to educate the 224 participants between August 2011 and April 2012. The data were received using a pre-test survey before the training, a post-test immediately after the training, and a follow-up survey call approximately 30 days later. Using Cronbach's alpha, logistic regression and regression analysis through SAS, the data revealed that all DCHD goals were met by this training method and outcome which include the sample population increasing comprehension, retention, and action on the information learned.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Environmental Agents Control Act

Environmental Agents Control Act

Date: unknown
Creator: China (Republic : 1949- ). Huan jing bao hu shu
Description: The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) passed this law to protect the environment and human health from harm by toxic chemicals or microbial preparations, including pesticides, fungicides, as well as certain synthetic chemicals.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Effectiveness of a Community Health Worker as Sole Diabetes Educator: Comparison of CoDE with Similar Culturally Appropriate Interventions

Effectiveness of a Community Health Worker as Sole Diabetes Educator: Comparison of CoDE with Similar Culturally Appropriate Interventions

Date: November 4, 2008
Creator: Culica, Dan; Walton, James W.; Harker, Karen & Prezio, Elizabeth A.
Description: Article discussing the effectiveness of a community health worker as sole diabetes educator.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Basic Environment Act

Basic Environment Act

Date: December 11, 2002
Creator: China (Republic : 1949- ). Huan jing bao hu shu
Description: This law, passed by the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), sets environmental policy for Taiwan and stipulates that economic and technological development will emphasize environmental protection based on long-term national interests, and that development must be sustainable in the interest of future national security and quality of life.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Dynamic intimate contact social networks and epidemic interventions

Dynamic intimate contact social networks and epidemic interventions

Date: 2008
Creator: Corley, Courtney; Mikler, Armin R.; Cook, Diane J., 1963- & Singh, Karan P.
Description: This article discusses dynamic intimate contact social networks and epidemic interventions.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering
Soil and Groundwater Pollution Remediation Act

Soil and Groundwater Pollution Remediation Act

Date: February 2, 1990
Creator: China (Republic : 1949- ). Huan jing bao hu shu.
Description: This law was passed by the Republic of China (Taiwan) to protect public health and the environment by preventing soil and groundwater pollution, and by promoting the sustainable use of soil and groundwater.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Global Solar UV Index

Global Solar UV Index

Date: 2002
Creator: World Health Organization
Description: The Global Solar UV Index (UVI) described in this document is a simple measure of the UV radiation level at the Earth’s surface and an indicator of the potential for skin damage. It serves as an important vehicle to raise public awareness and to alert people about the need to adopt protective measures when exposed to UV radiation.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Human Health Impacts from Climate Variability and Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya Region

Human Health Impacts from Climate Variability and Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya Region

Date: October 2005
Creator: World Health Organization
Description: This activity report summarizes the main outcomes of the inter-regional workshop on the Human Health Impacts from Climate Variability and Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya Region (India 2005). The objectives of the workshop were: to inform government organizations, nongovernmental organizations and other relevant stakeholders about the impacts of climate change; to Identify specific human health risks linked to climate variability and change in the Himalayan mountain regions; to propose strategies for integrating health with relevant sectors; to achieve consensus on a draft framework for national action in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan mountain region.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Marine Pollution Control Act

Marine Pollution Control Act

Date: November 1, 2000
Creator: China (Republic : 1949- )
Description: This law was passed by the Republic of China (Taiwan) in order to control marine pollution, protect public health, and sustainably use marine resources.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Preliminary Survey of Air Quality and Related Health Studies Conducted in the Vicinity of Ground Zero

Preliminary Survey of Air Quality and Related Health Studies Conducted in the Vicinity of Ground Zero

Date: December 2002
Creator: National Science and Technology Council (U.S.). Air Quality Research Subcommittee.
Description: This document represents the first survey by the research community of the impact of the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York on air quality and public health in lower Manhattan.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Human Health Impacts from Climate Variability and Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya Region

Human Health Impacts from Climate Variability and Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya Region

Date: October 2005
Creator: Word Health Organization
Description: This activity report summarizes the main outcomes of the inter-regional workshop on the Human Health Impacts from Climate Variability and Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya Region (India 2005). The objectives of the workshop were: to inform government organizations, nongovernmental organizations and other relevant stakeholders about the impacts of climate change; to Identify specific human health risks linked to climate variability and change in the Himalayan mountain regions; to propose strategies for integrating health with relevant sectors; to achieve consensus on a draft framework for national action in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan mountain region.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
UNEP Year Book 2009: New Science in Our Changing Environment

UNEP Year Book 2009: New Science in Our Changing Environment

Date: 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: This publication provides an overview of global and regional environmental issues policy decisions during 2009.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
GEO Year Book 2004/5: An Overview of Our Changing Environment

GEO Year Book 2004/5: An Overview of Our Changing Environment

Date: 2005
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Description: This publication discusses global environmental efforts, successes, and setbacks of 2004.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
UNEP Year Book 2010: New Science and Developments in Our Changing Environment

UNEP Year Book 2010: New Science and Developments in Our Changing Environment

Date: 2010
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Description: This publication presents an overview of global and regional environmental issues and policy decisions during 2010.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
GEO Year Book 2007: An Overview of Our Changing Environment

GEO Year Book 2007: An Overview of Our Changing Environment

Date: 2007
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Description: This publication is an overview of major global environmental issues and policy decisions during the course of 2007.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
UNEP in China: Building Back Better

UNEP in China: Building Back Better

Date: June 2010
Creator: Thakur, Reshmi & Potocnik, Matija
Description: This booklet describes the cleanup and redevelopment effort in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake in 2008. A sustainable building design was included, which minimizes energy needs for cooling, heating, and lighting, is earthquake resistant, results in zero waste at the construction site, and is made with recycled materials.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 4, Number 4, 2007

Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 4, Number 4, 2007

Date: June 30, 2010
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Tunza is a UNEP magazine for and by young people. This issue is devoted to the relationship between gender and the environment.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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