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2017 BHIC Questionnaire

Please share your thoughts in the 2017 BHIC Questionnaire. This is Year One of our cooperative agreement; as such, providing your thoughts will help direct content on BHIC for the next few years. The questionnaire should only take about 3 minutes.


~The BHIC Contributors

NIHSeniorHealth brief tutorial videos

Visit the Microlearning page from our own NNLM Pacific Northwest Region (PNR) for links to brief tutorials on NIHSeniorHealth, a site created specifically with Seniors in mind. The six tutorials are between one and three minutes long and provide helpful how-tos such as searching the site and using the toolkit for trainers.

Zika Virus: Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies digital press kit

The CDC has shared infographics, statistics, factsheets, and additional resources about Zika as part of a digital press kit, Zika Virus: Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies. The resources include rates of virus occurrence, tips on prevention, and information for health providers.

Phone scam hits HHS OIG hotline

Be careful of any entity calling and asking for personal information. The HHS Blog Post, “Spoofing’s Not a Joke: Thousands Hit by Phone Scam“, shares details about the scam and tips and tricks on protecting privacy and being cybersecure.

“The Jacksonville woman may not have sent money, but she was scammed into confirming and giving out personal information that could be used to steal money from her bank account or for other fraudulent activity.

She wasn’t alone. The OIG hotline phone number for reporting fraud —1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477) — had been spoofed, a malicious practice of making a phone number appear on caller ID to be legitimate in order to obtain confidential information…

Just as a reminder: The federal government never calls you unsolicited.

Get Ready for Tornado Season

In the April 18, 2017 NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Stacey Arnesen and Florence Chang from the NLM Specialized Information Services share tornado and disaster preparedness resources. They also highlight the role librarians have played during emergencies: information first responders.

Responding to sexual or domestic violence – resources for rural communities

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and many useful resources are being shared across websites and social media. Accessing services and resources can be especially difficult in rural communities. Here are a few resources that might help those who support survivors of sexual or domestic violence in rural places.

Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence

  • Rural Partnership Guide: Building Partnerships Between Rural Service Providers and Faith Communities to Support Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims and Survivors
  • Training Model
  • Tips and flyers for faith leaders

Rural Victim Assistance: A Victim/Witness Guide for Rural Prosecutors  by the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI), published on the Office for Victims of Crimes website

RHIhub Domestic Violence topic page


Relatives as Parents Program grants

The Brookdale Foundation group requests proposals for the Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) Local and State Seed Grant Initiatives. The deadline for the submissions is Thursday, June 15, 2017. “The Brookdale Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) aims to develop or expand services for grandparents or other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting when the biological parents are unable to do so.” The goals of RAPP include new or expanded support services to caregivers and the children, collaboration with community organizations and other service systems, continuity, and replicable models. For more details, visit the RAPP RFP page.

Integrative Health and U.S. Military Facebook Live Events

Join the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) for Facebook Live: Mind and Body Approaches and Military Personnel and Their Families on April 25, 2017 at 1pm ET. Experts from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences will “discuss mind and body approaches, such as meditation, yoga, and relaxation techniques for pain, PTSD, anxiety, and insomnia in the military population.” Visit the NCCIH Live Event page for more information and links to archives of past Facebook Live events in this series such as “Pain and Opioid Management in Veterans” and “Promoting Resilience in Military Families.”

Drop Sugary Drinks Grant Opportunity

The Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F) asks for grant applications “from tribes and Native-led organizations across the country that specifically focus on the reduction of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and increase the consumption of healthy beverage alternatives (such as water, breastfeeding, indigenous teas, etc.) for young children (0-8).” Amounts can range between $10,000 and $40,000 for either Community Health Assessments or Implementation of Plans. For more information, visit the NB3F Drop Sugary Drinks! Grant Opportunity page.

#RuralHealthChat: Rural Health Literacy

Chat with health literacy experts on Twitter using #RuralHealthChat on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11am CT.  Check out RHIhub’s Rural Health Literacy Twitter Chat page for more information.

Rural Health Literacy #RuralHealthChat Twitter Chat with @RuralHealthInfo on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11am Central, Co-hosts Dr. Elwood (NIH), R.V. Rikard (Michigan State University), and Dr. Hadden (UAMS Center for Health Literacy)