The Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) offers basic and advanced training opportunities for individuals whose work roles include providing health information services to the public, patients, and families. 

Learn more about this specialization and what it can do for you.


Scheduled and On-Demand Consumer Health Information Courses

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ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers - October - November 2020

Consumers need access to information and resources about genetic information in an understandable manner. Librarians working with the public need to be aware of the issues surrounding genetics and resources to assist patrons in locating and evaluating sometimes complex and confusing information.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community -2020-2021

Are you interested in starting or expanding your health outreach and programming at your library or agency? If so then this course will provide you with ideas on passive and active health outreach for your community.
Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Beyond an Apple a Day: Proveyendo Información de Salud en tu Biblioteca- 2021

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library - January - February 2021

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library - March 2021

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library - November-December 2020

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Beyond the Binary: Health Resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities - January- February 2021

This course is based on the assumption that gender is non-binary, that sexuality is fluid, and that health disparities exist within LGBTQI+ populations. This course provides culturally-appropriate health information resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities populations and those who support them.
Information Services Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library - March 2021

This popular online or in-person class will prepare librarians for responding to challenging reference questions for mental health information, and will give librarians a greater awareness of current mental health issues that might affect their populations.
Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library - March-April 2021

This popular online or in-person class will prepare librarians for responding to challenging reference questions for mental health information, and will give librarians a greater awareness of current mental health issues that might affect their populations.
Information Services Information Management Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library - May 2021

This popular online or in-person class will prepare librarians for responding to challenging reference questions for mental health information, and will give librarians a greater awareness of current mental health issues that might affect their populations.
Information Services Information Management Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM