CHIS Learning Plan Interim Guidance April 2021
Posted by Bobbi Newman on April 16th, 2021
Posted in: Blog
Many of our classes will pause Friday, April 16 – Monday, May 17, 2021, as NNLM refreshes for a new 5- year cycle. Recordings for select CHIS classes are available on YouTube during the pause. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about obtaining continuing education credit.
What is CHIS?
CHIS stands for Consumer Health Information Specialization, a program by the Medical Library Association (MLA). CHIS is recognition for the accomplishment of acquiring new health information skills through training about providing health information services to consumers. NNLM provides free, online training in support of CHIS.
Why Get a CHIS?
Library workers know the value of accurate information. Enhance and expand your skills with evidence-based knowledge and resources that will make you a confident, expert provider of health information to your community. CHIS shows employers, colleagues, and the public that you are committed to offering quality consumer health information services, and to staying current with consumer health information resources, technologies, and services.
How to Earn CHIS credits
12 hours of approved continuing education, must cover CHIS core competencies 1-5
- Know the Community
- Know the Health Consumer
- Knowledge of Subject Matter and Existing Resources
- Health Information Evaluation
- Communication and Instruction
12 additional hours of continuing education, cannot be classes you took to earn Level 1, must cover competencies 6-8
6. Literacy and Health Literacy
7. Technology and Health
8. Ethical and Legal Issues
To Earn CHIS Level One or Two
Take any combination of the classes below to cover the competencies required. See this grid for which competencies these classes cover and to track your credits. Take the remaining number of CE hours you need either from the courses in any list below.
Classes with CHIS Competencies
- Activate, Collaborate and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community (Expires Feb 23, 2022) = 1 credit
- Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library (Expires March 16, 2022) = 1 credit
- DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing (Expires November 20, 2021) = 1 credit
- Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy (Expires October 6, 2021) = 1 credit
- From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Teen Health Information (Expires July 16, 2021) = 1 credit
- Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community (Expires July 9, 2021) = 1 credit
- Making Sense of Numbers (Expires January 14, 2022) = 1.5 credit
- Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (June 2, 2020) = 1 credit
- Introduction to Citizen Science / Libraries as Hubs for Citizen Science = up to 2 credits
- Rural Health Resources (Expires November 2, 2021) = 1 credit
- Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? (Expires October 16th, 2021) = 1 credit
Watching any of the following recordings for CE:
- Affinity Groups and Libraries (Expires March 24, 2022) 1credit
- BLOSSOM Symposium Keynote Panel (Expires March 24, 2022) 1.5 credits
- Disability in the Workplace: Let’s talk about accommodations and boundaries (Expires March 24, 2022) 1credit
- DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing (Expires November 20, 2021) 1 credit
- Filling Your Cup During COVID: Self-Care Practices in Librarianship (Expires Jan 25, 2022) 1 credit
- From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (one hour version) (Expires June 02, 2021)
- Introduction to Mindfulness: Nourishing Ourselves in These Times (Expires May 26, 2021)
- Leading with Compassion during the COVID-19 Crisis (Expires April 22, 2021)
- Listen to Your Body (Expires March 24, 2022) 1credit
- Low Morale Experiences and COVID 19 One Year Later (Expires March 24, 2022) 1credit
- More than Resiliency – Taking Care of Library Workers in Moments of Crisis (Expires March 24, 2022) 1credit
- Providing Library Senior Services in a COVID-19 World (Expires June 17, 2021)
- Putting the Self back in Self-Care: Wellness in the time of COVID-19 (Expires Apr 28, 2021)
- Rocks Roll Downhill: Role of the Supervisor in Creating & Maintaining a Healthy & Humane Workplace BLOSSOM Symposium (Expires March 24, 2022) 1credit
- Trauma-Informed Approach in Libraries (Expires January 20, 2022) 1 credit
- Virtual Programs for Preschoolers: How to encourage wellness, movement & creativity (Expires May 14, 2021)
- Weathering the Storms of Change – Rebounding from Disruptive Life Challenges (Expires March 24, 2022) 1credit
- Yoga as an Act of Self-care for Librarians (Expires January 07, 2022) 1 credit
Take Any Of These On-Demand Classes
Contact email@example.com to claim your CE credits and follow the instructions provided.
ABOUT Bobbi Newman
Bobbi's professional background includes work in public libraries. She currently serves as a member of the Office of Information Technology Policy (OITP) American Library Association (ALA) Advisory Committee. In the past, she has served as an ALA-Councilor-At-Large and on a variety ALA committees. In 2011 she was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal. She divides her time between her dog, reading fantasy and nonfiction, playing video games, and gardening.
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