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 Consumer Health Information Courses

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Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services - April 6 -May 4 2020

For the most comprehensive consumer health services training, attend the 4-week online class or the shorter 4-hour in-person version. You’ll learn core competencies for excellent health info services to consumers and gain skills to improve the health of the entire community you serve.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services - August 2020

For the most comprehensive consumer health services training, attend the 4-week online class or the shorter 4-hour in-person version. You’ll learn core competencies for excellent health info services to consumers and gain skills to improve the health of the entire community you serve.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services - August 2020

For the most comprehensive consumer health services training, attend the 4-week online class or the shorter 4-hour in-person version. You’ll learn core competencies for excellent health info services to consumers and gain skills to improve the health of the entire community you serve.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services - May 4 - June 1, 2020

For the most comprehensive consumer health services training, attend the 4-week online class or the shorter 4-hour in-person version. You’ll learn core competencies for excellent health info services to consumers and gain skills to improve the health of the entire community you serve.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines - July-Aug 2020

Dark chocolate, red wine, and stem cells - what do these have in common? All have been reported in the news as having health benefits. Often the first place your patrons will hear about health issues is in the media.
Information Services Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information - February 2020

This "train the trainer" class is designed to help library staff assist their older adult patrons navigate online health information. Healthy Aging @ Your Library can be offered as a webinar or face-to-face.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Webinar
Member $65.00
Non-Member $85.00

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
Webinar
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Non-Member Free

Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of LGBTQ+ Populations 2019-2020

LGBTQ+ individuals face many barriers in accessing healthcare. As a consequence, many LGBTQ+ individuals do not regularly access appropriate and timely care. This class will discuss cultural competency, health information needs, and information resources for working with LGBTQ+ patrons.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
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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
Webinar
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Libraries as Partners in Health: Memphis Public Library

Started in 2016, Be Well at NPL is a health and wellness initiative of Nashville Public Library that seeks to increase access to free wellness programming and health resources.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM