ACS ChemWorx Collaboration with Mendeley

ACS Publications is discontinuing ACS ChemWorx (including the reference manager function) on May 20, 2019. This means users will no longer be able to access ACS ChemWorx or add new references to your ACS ChemWorx reference library from the ACS Publications website.

ACS Publications has begun a collaboration with Mendeley. ChemWorx users will be able to transfer references to Mendeley, but must do so before May 20, 2019. Here’s how:

  1. Export your ACS ChemWorx references/pdfs – Instructions here
  2. Download the new Mendeley Desktop
  3. You will be prompted to create a Mendeley account if you do not already have one
  4. Open Mendeley Desktop and sign in 
  5. Import your references and PDFs into Mendeley Desktop – Instructions here
  6. If there are any issues with duplicates in your library please see this guide

National Public Health Week: Climate Change

This week is National Public Health Week. Today’s topic is climate change. There are a number of resources for climate change as it pertains to public health.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a Climate and Health portal which includes fact sheets from the CDC and American Public Health Association, as well as many other resources.

The World Health Organization also has a Global Change portal. It includes toolkits of key resources for climate and health, as well as links to data and statistics.

National Public Health Week: Technology and Public Health

The text4baby app is an example of using technology in the service of public health. It is designed to make it easier for new mothers to get critical health and safety information, as well as text reminders for doctor’s appointments.

Text4baby is a data-driven initiative. Staff routinely monitor and analyze a wide array of data collected by the program, including data on enrollment, completion and cancellation, participant-reported reason for cancellation, referral source, and descriptive data from various surveys sent through the mobile platform. Click here for some of the findings.

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