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Financial Literacy through

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) created to help people learn about topics related to financial literacy, including credit, how to manage debt, identity theft, avoiding scams, budgeting, opening a bank account, shopping for prepaid cards, and managing money. resources may be very helpful for adult learners. They contain concise and practical consumer information, are appropriate for audiences with varying degrees of English fluency, and are available in Spanish and free to use. Related materials can be ordered for free for use in classrooms and at community events. To read more about this topic, please see:

An Expert’s Guide to Sneezin’ Season

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

From HealthDay posted on MedlinePlus,

Dr. Jordan Josephson, a sinus specialist, said that some parts of the country may experience a “pollen superburst” this spring. Dr. Punita Ponda, an allergist-immunologist, recommended that people who know they have allergies start taking allergy medication one to two weeks before the start of the season.

Dr. Josephson also recommended additional ways to keep symptoms under control by taking precautions while indoors or after spending time outdoors.

If you need additional allergy resources, try one of these NIH sites:

Webinar: Mapping an Outreach Project

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Four one-hour webinars are available from the Outreach Evaluation Resource Center. (Webinar 1) Know the factors that influence people to adopt new ideas and technology so you can choose the best strategies for your project. • (Webinar 2) Gather community information that is most effective for planning your project. • (Webinar 3) Use a project-planning tool that allows you to logically link resources and activities to desired results. • (Webinar 4) Incorporate evaluation into your project and understand how your plan can be expanded into a full proposal. Participants are eligible to receive 1, 2, 3, 4, or 8 hours of Continuing Education (CE) credit from the Medical Library Association. One hour of CE will be earned for each live or recorded webinar attended (up to 4 CEs), and an extra four CEs can be earned for a four-part homework assignment. All webinars must be viewed and homework completed and sent to the instructor by the deadline. To learn more, please visit:

Keep Your Dogs and Cats Safe From Holiday Hazards

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Tinsel, holiday plants and human food – all can be hazards to your cats and dogs. The Food and Drug Administration have tips for keeping your pets safe:

Happy Holidays from BHIC

Friday, December 18th, 2015

From all of us at BHIC, we wish you a happy holiday and a healthy New Year! We are going to be on hiatus for a couple of weeks and will return on January 4, 2016.

BHIC Contributors:

Michelle Burda NN/LM MAR

Pat Devine NN/LM PNR

Kate Flewelling NN/LM MAR

Carolyn Martin NN/LM PNR

Terri Ottosen NN/LM SE/AR

Marcus Spann, NN/LM SCR

Lori Tagawa NN/LM PSR

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!!!