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Is More Health Information Always Better?

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

A recently published perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine provides an interesting commentary on the provision of additional health information and that it might not always be the best approach. Listen to the To Your Health: NLM Update on “Is More Health Information Always Better?” A transcript is also available:


Project Literacy: Here’s What Happens When People Don’t Understand Their Doctor

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

An article from Project Literacy describes the consequences for those with limited health literacy. A large body of research has linked limited health literacy with poor health outcomes including fewer preventive services, higher levels of hospital readmission and worse health overall.

Read more about the consequences here:

New updated publication from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth

This report from SAMHSA presents research, clinical expertise, and expert consensus on therapeutic practices related to children’s and adolescent’s sexual orientation and gender identify, and makes the case for eliminating the use of conversion therapy among this population. Pub id: SMA15-4928

Audience: Professional Care Providers, Family & Advocates

Are You Smarter Than a Public Health Nerd? New game from the CDC

Monday, October 19th, 2015

To test your “Health IQ”, check out a new trivia game from the Centers for Disease Control. The game is available from the Apple App store and Google Play.

More information:

Domestic Violence topic page added to Health Services Research Information Central (HSRIC)

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Researchers, policymakers and practitioners are actively engaged in efforts to assess, prevent, and ameliorate the effects of domestic violence.  This topic page highlights the growing literature and resources related to this problem, which has been historically hidden from view. To access the extensive list of resources go to

New From NIAAA: CollegeAIM Guide and Web Site

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

CollegeAIM is a new resource from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to help schools address harmful and underage student drinking.  Developed with leading college alcohol researchers and staff, CollegeAIM is an easy-to-use and comprehensive tool to identify effective alcohol interventions. To learn more go to

New Issue of The Nation’s Health

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

The October 2015 of The Nation’s Health from the American Public Health Association has several articles of interest to BHIC readers, including:

  • Public health messaging helps public understand environmental health
    A new toolkit is available to make environmental health accessible for nonprofessionals.
  • Study: Not enough gay, bisexual teen boys get tested for HIV
    At-risk kids do not have the knowledge, access they need.
  • Exiting military for misconduct linked to homelessness risk
    A study shows homelessness is more likely for veterans with marks on their record.
  • Healthy You: Yoga: A complementary health approach

Access full issue:

After a Flood: Safety Resources

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

The Southeastern United States has been hit with historic flooding. The following provide guidance for returning to flooded homes.

Repairing Your Flooded Home (Federal Emergency Management Agency, American Red Cross) PDF

After a Flood (Centers for Disease Control) –


SAMHSA Regional Behavioral Health Barometers

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

SAMHSA has announced the availability of a new series of Regional Behavioral Health Barometers. These barometers divide existing SAMHSA data into separate reports for each of the 10 HHS regions of the United States. Each report uses data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), collected annually. Topics addressed in the reports include youth substance use, youth mental health and treatment, adult mental health and treatment, substance use, and substance use and treatment.

SAMHSA Regional Behavioral Health Barometers:

Learn More about Keeping Your Family’s Food Safe

Friday, September 25th, 2015

September is National Food Safety Education Month. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has information you can use to help you select and serve raw produce safely, safe food handling, debunking myths about safe food refrigeration, food storage and food facts for consumers. Read more here: