Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS)


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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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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Health Sciences Librarianship

This online course explores the roles of the health information professional in a variety of health sciences environments. Topics include embedded librarianship and liaison services, instruction, supporting evidence-based practice, scholarly communication, technology services, and ethics.
Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization
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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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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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Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information - October 2022

This webinar 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
Online
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Non-Member Free

PubMed Essentials On-Demand

If you’re new to PubMed or just want a refresher this online class is designed for you. The class is made up of 10 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.
Free Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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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.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization CNE NNLM/NLM
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Wellness in the Library Workplace - August 2022

As a library worker, what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Individual and community well-being are inherently connected. Thus, it is critical that workplaces be an area of wellness for their employees.
Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM