Reserve your virtual seat today for these upcoming courses approved by the Medical Library Association for continuing education and the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) program. The Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) will help you keep current in the consumer health information field and obtain an additional, recognized level of expertise. MLA hours earned through the CHIS program may be used for credit in MLA’s Academy of Health Information Professionals.
STARTS: May 6, 2019 (6-week online course)
The goal of this class is to increase understanding of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Students will learn the history of CAM and its impact on medical practices. They will learn how CAM is used, how to avoid “bad science” and how to look up evidence of the effectiveness of CAM therapies.
Continuing Education: 8 hours
STARTS: July 30, 2019 (one, 2-hour online session)
Participants will develop knowledge of the subject matter and resources with hands-on activities. They will get to know their community by examining health status data and using that information to develop outreach programming and instruction. They will build skills in communication and instruction through a guided activity to identify web-friendly health information resources. Finally, they will explore how technology can simultaneously improve health information access and create barriers.
Continuing Education: 2 hours
STARTS: September 9, 2019 (4-week online course)
Centered around eight core competencies, this interactive 4-week online course provides a rich learning experience to build all the essential skills for providing consumer health information services. The course starts by preparing you with tools to learn the demographics and health status of people in your community. Together we will examine issues of literacy, health literacy, and the health information needs of special populations. By understanding the needs of your own community and the information-seeking behaviors of users, you will be prepared with the right tools and resources even before the questions are asked.
Continuing Education: 12 hours