MLA currently offers two specializations: Consumer Health Information and Disaster Information. These specializations help health information professionals and others obtain a level of expertise in a health information field.

Each program requires the completion of an approved curriculum of courses. Courses and other educational offerings are MLA-approved and developed for each specialization.

Completing a specialization helps you:

  • improve health information services;
  • create partnerships;
  • enhance ownership of health information expertise; and
  • earn best practices in providing health information services.

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

The Disaster Information Specialization provides participants the opportunity to expand their roles by becoming experts in providing access to information for disaster and emergency preparedness.