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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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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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
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Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library - November 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
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Consumer Health Collection Management - On demand

This 4 credit hour online course reviews collection management principles for health-related collections in public libraries. Watch a recorded presentation and complete 2 assignments to evaluate your own library's health collection.
Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing - November 2020

This class will provide an overview of the history and current state of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, which has become extremely popular in recent years.
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Drawn to Graphic Medicine: Bringing Comics into Medical Librarianship (Recording)

Through examples and discussion, you will learn how comics are being used by clinicians and the public and be given resources for further discovery and exploration into the field of graphic medicine.
Leadership & Management Information Services CE Passport MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization CNE Instruction & Instructional Design
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Drawn to Graphic Medicine: Bringing Comics into Medical Librarianship OHSLA

Through examples and discussion, you will learn how comics are being used by clinicians and the public and be given resources for further discovery and exploration into the field of graphic medicine.
Leadership & Management Information Services Instructor-owned Consumer Health Information Specialization Instruction & Instructional Design
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Drug and Chemical Information - On Demand

This online, self-paced course is intended to introduce librarians to the NLM resources that provide drug and chemical information for consumers and healthcare professionals.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection - Oct 2021

Are you curious as to why health communication and health literacy are connected? Do you want to be more effective in providing health information? This introductory class to health literacy is designed to raise awareness of what health literacy and its relationship to health communication.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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End of Life Care: Planning, Information and Discussion March-April 2021

This class is intended as basic information about health decisions that people and their loved ones commonly make near the end of their lives.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources - March-April 2021

This in-person or online class is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Foundations of Citizen Science/Libraries as Hubs for Citizen Science

This 2 hour, on-demand, online class introduces citizen science for librarians, staff, and community-based organization leaders; and discusses how a small, midsize, or large library or organization can bring citizen science activities and programs to their community.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Getting the Right Information to Patients Using MedlinePlus Connect - On Demand

This one-hour, on-demand training session with videos and exercises is intended to introduce you to what MedlinePlus Connect does and how, and point you to resources for implementing MedlinePlus Connect at your institution.
Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Health Bytes: Employing Community Wellness Liaisons to Create More Inclusive Public Libraries

This monthly webinar from the NNLM Region 3 features expert guest speakers presenting on topics of interest to all our users.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Health Literacy On Demand

This one-hour narrated online tutorial introduces the concepts of personal and organizational health literacy, and looks at communication practices and resources you can use to improve health literacy.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine (Recording)

Join four experts in patient communication and medical sciences to learn how to best communicate the latest information and research in precision medicine to patients and health care consumers.
Information Services MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization Instruction & Instructional Design
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Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices - On Demand

Learn how to conduct a health reference interview using ethical and effective communication strategies in this 4 credit/4 module asynchronous online class.
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Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits - 2021

Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers.This 1.5 CE webinar or in-person class is an introduction for anyone who wants to improve communication of health information that involves numeracy.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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MedlinePlus for Librarians and Health Educators - 2021-2023

Why should MedlinePlus.gov be the first choice for public librarians when answering health information questions? Discover the history, selection criteria and sources of MedlinePlus in this interactive tutorial.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Precision Medicine: Genealogy to Genetics - On Demand

This on demand class is designed to introduce you to the concept of precision medicine. Through four modules, you will explore precision medicine's current clinical applications, inherent ethical/legal/social implications, relevant National Library of Medicine and other genomic resources and tools.
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Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information - October 2021

This online class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating reliable health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population.
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Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information - September 2021

This online class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating reliable health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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PubMed Essentials

If you’re new to PubMed or just want a refresher this online class is designed for you. The class is made up of 12 short units that include very short videos, exercises and quizzes. The class gives you the chance to explore PubMed at your own pace with guided tours and exercises.
Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Rural Health Resources

This session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.
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The Consumer Health Library: A Site for Service, Education, and Hope (Recording)

The MLA webinar, "The Consumer Health Library: A Site for Service, Education, and Hope" is available via on-demand recording. Join Jacqueline Davis as she presents on the role of the consumer health librarian and outreach.
Information Services CE Passport MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization