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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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.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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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.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM