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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Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices (2022-2024)

Learn how to conduct a health reference interview using ethical and effective communication strategies in this 4 credit-hour, on-demand, online class.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Introduction to Precision Medicine

Explore precision medicine's clinical applications and ethical and legal implications in this 2 hour self-paced online class from the NNLM All of Us Program Center.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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LIS 5631 Health Information Sources

Online, asynchronous course for University of South Florida graduate students only. This course provides an introduction to printed and electronic sources of health information.
Information Services Instructor-owned Consumer Health Information Specialization
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LIS 5937 Graphic Literature for Libraries

Online, asynchronous course of University of South Florida students only. This course explores evaluation, collection development, organization, promotion, readers’ advisory, programming, intellectual freedom, and the use of graphic novels in a variety of instructional settings.
Information Services Instructor-owned Consumer Health Information Specialization
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LIS 60620 Health Information Resources

LIS course for Kent State University graduate students only. LIS 60620 Health Information Resources identifies print and electronic sources of health information with emphasis on electronic sources. Medical patient and consumer health information is presented.
Information Services Instructor-owned Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization
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MedlinePlus for Librarians and Health Educators - 2023-2025

This interactive, narrated tutorial provides a tour of the MedlinePlus website and explains why MedlinePlus is a trusted reference when answering health information questions.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Book Discussion: The History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship

You are invited to join us for the online NNLM Book Discussion: The History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs: Supporting Patients with Evidence-Based Information-On Demand

This 1 credit hour on-demand course will cover differences between prescription and over the counter medications, data regarding use in the United States, and three free resources from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health: the NIDA website, DailyMed and LactMed.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization CNE NNLM/NLM
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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.
Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization CNE NNLM/NLM
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Region 2 Webinar Series: Uniting Voices: Celebrating Spanish Language Day and Promoting Health Literacy

The Region 2 Webinar Series invites guest speakers that cover topics like resources from the National Library of Medicine, Outreach Projects, Leadership, Data Science, Instructional Design, and more!
NNLM Free Consumer Health Information Specialization