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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Protected Areas Database of the United States

Categories: Environment,Maps/Geography,Recreation/Travel

https://gapanalysis.usgs.gov/padus/

The official inventory of public parks and other protected areas in all U.S. states and territories.  Includes 200,000 parks and protected areas covering three billion land and marine acres.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

U.S. Prescribing Rate Maps

Categories: Health/Medical,Maps/Geography,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/maps/rxrate-maps.html

Thematic maps which show the geographic distribution at both state and county levels of retail opioid prescriptions dispenses per 100 persons in the past decade.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

 

Suicide Rates for Teens Aged 15-19 Years by Sex, United States, 1975-2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6630a6.htm

Provides a graph and brief trend discussion of the variation of suicide rates over the 40 year period for male and female teens.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Characteristics of Public Elementary and Secondary School Principals in the United States …: First Look

Categories: Education,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017070.pdf

Offers information from a national survey on characteristics of public school principals including demographic characteristics, educational background, salary, and extent of experience.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Interim Report: President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Homeland Security,Mental Health,Privacy

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/ondcp/commission-interim-report.pdf

Describes the extent of opioid use in the U.S. and the harm caused, and offers a set of recommendations for action prior to the issuance of the final report.  From the President’s Commission

 

Drugs of Abuse: A DEA Resource Guide, 2017 Edition

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Mental Health

https://www.dea.gov/pr/multimedia-library/publications/drug_of_abuse.pdf

Describes the harms and consequences of drug use by explaining a drug’s effects on the mind and body, overdose potential, origin, legal status, and other key facts.  Covers narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and anabolic steroids.  From the Drug Enforcement Administration

 

U.S. Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology,Weather/Disasters

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3920195/Final-Draft-of-the-Climate-Science-Special-Report.pdf

The 673 page draft report by scientists from 13 federal agencies on climate change and the role that humans have played in warming the atmosphere. Provides the scientific foundation for the Fourth National Climate Assessment.  Not yet released by the U.S. government; copy made public by the New York Times.  Also available at Stanford University Digital Repository.  From the U.S. Global Change Research Program

 

Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/CyberTF/Documents/report2017.pdf

Offers recommendations for improving network security in the healthcare industry around six high-level imperatives.  From the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force

(consumer info/protection     health/medical     telecommunications/Internet)

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