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British Medical Journal Seeks Patient Reviewers

Friday, April 24th, 2015

A unique opportunity for patients to comment on research, education, analysis and editorial articles by the British Medical Journal is now available in a new initiative. BMJ is committing to improving the relevance and patient centeredness of its research by seeking reviews from patients as part of its peer review process.


Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Hello BHIC Readers!

BHIC will suspend posts after today and will resume posting on Monday January 5, 2015.  All of us here at the Bringing Health Information to the Community blog would like to thank you all for reading our content and staying with us through the year, and we would like to wish everyone a safe & happy holidays!!  See you all in 2015!

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators Webinar on Substance Abuse

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Join HealthyPeople2020 and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion for a free webinar on the importance of substance abuse prevention and the progress being made to address this issue. This webinar, which takes place July 24 at 11am Central, includes three presentations focusing on data, communication efforts, and effective implementation strategies. CME, CNE And CHES credit available.

To register and view the complete webinar information (including presenter bios), visit the webex registration page: 

BHIC on hiatus until week of May 26

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Hello BHIC Readers!

The BHIC blog will be going on hiatus starting today, Monday May 12, and will resume our regular posting schedule the week of May 26th.  We are taking a short break because all of the BHIC contributors will be attending the Medical Library Association annual meeting. We will be busy learning about new and emerging aspects and roles of medical librarianship, information literacy, new health resources, and much much more!

To learn more about the Medical Library Association and the conference go to:

Holiday Break

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Hello Readers,

BHIC will be taking a break over the holidays.  Today is the last day of posts in 2013. BHIC will resume posting on Monday January, 6th 2014.

Happy Holidays!!!

NEW BHIC Sharing Feature!

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Hello Readers!

Thanks to the feedback from the questionnaire we circulated in the fall, we’ve made some changes.  Many of you share BHIC posts over social media and through email, so now we’ve made it easier!  When looking at a blog entry from the homepage, or the title in the email digest, click on the title of the blog post.  At the bottom of the post there is an icon that says “Share.” When you click on this it brings up several options including social media accounts, sharing websites, and a quick print and email feature, so you can share BHIC content without having to leave the webpage or copy/paste anything!

Give it a try!  Go to and click on any post title.  Once at the specific post you will see the share feature in the lower left.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our questionnaire.  We always welcome feedback, especially about new features, so if you’ve got something to say about the new sharing feature please let us know!  You can either leave a comment through WordPress or email

Healthy People 2020 Invites Public Comments: Open November 13 to December 4, 2013

Friday, November 15th, 2013

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments regarding new objectives proposed to be added to Healthy People 2020 since the last public comment period in fall 2012. Healthy People 2020 will continue to provide opportunities for public input periodically throughout the decade to ensure that Healthy People 2020 reflects current public health priorities and public input.

Public participation helps shape Healthy People 2020, its framework, objectives, and targets. During the first phase of planning for Healthy People 2020, we asked for your comments on the vision, mission, and implementation. Those comments helped set the framework for Healthy People 2020. The public was also invited to submit comments on proposed Healthy People 2020 objectives, which helped shape the final set of objectives.

For more information, including comment registration, visit

Assistance to Firefighters Grant: Funding Available

Friday, November 8th, 2013

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program is designed to enhance the health and safety of public and firefighting personnel and to provide support for emergency responders regarding fire, medical, and all hazard events.

Funds may be used for:

  • Maintenance and sustainment for contracts, warranties, repair or replacement costs, upgrades, and user fees may be allowable.
  • Operations and safety activities such as:
    • Training
    • Equipment
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Wellness and fitness programs
    • Modifications to facilities
  • Vehicle acquisition
  • Joint/regional interoperability projects

For additional grant information and eligibility requirements, visit

Clear Communication Index

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The CDC’s Clear Communication Index is a research based tool to plan and assess public communication materials.  The index identifies the most important characteristics that enhance clarity and aid people’s understaning of information.

BHIC questionnaire

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

A big giant THANK YOU to everyone who has completed the questionnaire!  We are now up to around 80 participants!  However, we would like to invite everyone who hasn’t participated to please do so now.  It is very important for us to show our readers value this service and that it should continue to receive support in the future.  Also, the sooner this questionnaire meets our goal of 150 participants the sooner you’ll stop getting these notices.  Please fill out our VERY short questionnaire.

We invite you to participate in a research study being conducted by investigators from Washington University in St. Louis.  The purpose of the study is to understand the usefulness of the BHIC blog in order to continue to support your work improving access to health information.

The questionnaire is about identifying potential areas of interest for blog content and options. Please use this You are free to skip any questions that you prefer not to answer.  It will take approximately 3 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

We will not collect your name or any identifying information about you.

Taking part in this research study is completely voluntary.  If you do not wish to participate in this study, do not complete the questionnaire.

If you have any questions about the research study please contact Betsy Kelly, 1-800-338-7657 opt1/2/2.  If you have questions about the rights of research participants, please contact the Human Research Protection Office,  660 S. Euclid Ave., Campus Box 8089, Washington University St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO 63110, (314) 633-7400, or 1-(800)-438-0445 or email

Thank you very much for your consideration of this research study.

FOR IRB USE ONLYAPPROVED BY: Behavioral/Social ScienceIRB ID#: 201301015APPROVAL DATE: 01/11/13