Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Coastal Resiliency: Adapting to Climate Change in Hampton Roads

Categories: Climate Change,Headlines,Maps/Geography,Virginia Issues

Final report in 6 parts: global sea level rise scenarios and projections, adaptive management to plan for sea level rise, local government planning for sea level rise, efforts to update sea level rise inundation maps, outreach and coordination efforts, and the project’s activities, findings, and recommendations.  From the Hampton Roads Plan District Commission


Death on the Job: Fatal Work Injuries in 2011

Categories: Births/Deaths,Labor/Employment,Statistics

An average of 13 workers die every day in the U.S. from injuries incurred on their jobs.  This report reviews final 2011 data and highlights important historical trends.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Prescription Sleep Aid Use Among Adults: United States, 2005-2010

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents estimates on prescription sleep aid use in the past 30 days, describes sociodemographic differences in use, and examines sleep aid use by self-reported sleep duration and insomnia.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Census Bureau Releases Health Insurance Coverage Estimates for All Counties

Categories: Health Insurance,Population/Census,Statistics

Press release which announces release of the number of people with and without health insurance for all states and each of the nation’s 3,000 + counties.  Provides links to SAHIE website for data.  From the Census Bureau


Small Area Health Insurance Estimates: 2011 Highlights

Categories: Health Insurance,Maps/Geography,Population/Census,Statistics

Covers demographic and economic differences in health insurance status across states and counties and geographic variation in health insurance coverage.  From the Census Bureau



Categories: Maps/Geography,Natural Resources

New feature of the National Atlas which allows user to select a river and trace upstream or downstream.  Especially effective for choosing a stream like the Susquehanna River and selecting upstream from its mouth to visualize the entire watershed.  From the U.S. Geological Survey


Marijuana Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment Aged 18 to 30: Early vs. Adult Initiation

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

Provides statistics comparing those admitted for substance abuse treatment for marijuana and whether they began smoking it when teens or when adults. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Factors Predicting Physical Activity Among Children With Special Needs

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Children,Disability,Health/Medical

Investigates barriers to physical activity for children with special needs.  Lack of physical activity leads to obesity.  Leading causes were lack of interest, behavioral problems, and parents’ lack of time. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention