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Darwin C. n.d.. The origin of species [...] and the descent of man [...]. New York, NY: Random House, 1000 pp. (The Modern Library)

Annotation: This volume contains two publications, the first describing the theories of evolution and the second containing additional data with a section on the hypothesis that sexual selection exercises a major influence on the evolution of species.

Contact: Random House, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, Telephone: (212) 782-9000 Fax: (212) 572-6066 Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Evolution, Human development

Erikson C. 2017. Health workforce research centers: Key findings 2013–2016. Washington, DC: George Washington University, Health Workforce Institute, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of how the collective work of six health work force research centers has contributed to a better understanding of critical health work force challenges. The report describes the establishment of the centers, the evolving health work force configuration, job growth and career paths in middle- and low-skill health occupations, and work force strategies to increase access to quality health care. Topics include the effect of system-level transformations on team roles and human resources, emerging occupations, expanded roles, supply and demand, training needs, career pathways, team models and staffing arrangements, the role of technology in improving access to health care, and the relationship between training location and other factors influencing supply and utilization.

Contact: George Washington University, Health Workforce Institute, 2176 K Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 994-3423 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Careers, Educational change, Evolution, Health occupations, Models, Policy development, Professional education, Professional training, Quality assurance, Research, Role, Teamwork, Technology, Work force

Center for Public Health Systems Science. 2016. Point-of-sale report to the nation: Realizing the power of states and communities to change the tobacco retail and policy landscape. St. Louis, MO: Washington University in St. Louis, Center for Public Health Systems Science, 52 pp.

Annotation: This report provides findings on tobacco retailer density, examines changes in product availability and marketing and promotion at retailers, and documents the growth in retail policy activity in states and localities. It also reports barriers to retail policy activity, resources, examples of policy successes, and a roadmap of strategies to help demonstrate how states and communities are changing the tobacco retail and policy landscape.

Contact: Washington University in St. Louis, Center for Public Health Systems Science, Campus Box 1009, 700 Rosedale Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63112, Telephone: (314) 935-3365 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Case studies, Community action, Evolution, Marketing, Policy development, Regulations, State legislation, Tobacco

National MCH Workforce Development Center, Georgia Health Policy Center, National Network of Public Health Institutes. 2015. Leading through health system change: A public health opportunity–Maternal and child health module. Atlanta, GA: Georgia Health Policy Center, 24 pp.

Annotation: This module is designed to assist state and territorial Title V agencies in planning and implementing programs in an environment of health reform and health system transformation. The module describes a five-step planning process and practice examples. Each example guides users in defining a question, collecting information, selecting an option, applying adaptive actions, and creating a simplified implementation plan. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Georgia Health Policy Center, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3992, Atlanta, GA 30302-3992, Telephone: (404) 413-0314 Fax: (404) 413-0316 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Evolution, Health care reform, Health care systems, Organizational change, Program development, Program improvement, Program planning, State agencies, Systems development, Title V programs, Training, Work force

National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2012. Roadmap to a culture of quality improvement: A guide to leadership and success in local health departments. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 16 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance to local health departments (LHDs) on progressing through six phases or levels of quality improvement (QI) integration until a culture of QI has been reached and can be sustained. For each phase, the document presents common organizational characteristics and incremental strategies for transitioning to the next stage. The document also describes six foundational elements of a QI culture that LHDs should cultivate over time.

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site:

Keywords: City health agencies, County health agencies, Evolution, Leadership, Learning, Local government, Organizational change, Outcome and process assessment, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, Quality assurance, Sustainability, Systems development, Transitions


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.