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Consumer Health Minute: CHIS On Demand

Posted by on July 14th, 2022 Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Literacy, Library staff, News from NNLM, Public Health, Public Libraries, Training & Education
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CHIS Logo. Circle with MLA letters on white background and CHIS letters below on green backgroundWe, here at the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), have created a series of consumer health classes for anyone interested in consumer health information and outreach. CHIS On Demand is comprised of 5 separate classes which cover the critical, need-to-know content related to the 5 Level 1 CHIS competencies:

  1. Know the Community
  2. Know the Health Consumer
  3. Knowledge of Subject Matter and Resources
  4. Evaluation of Health Information
  5. Communication, Reference, and Instruction

The series of classes can be completed in any order. You can take 1 or all the classes. Each is designed to take 1 hour to complete and will help you increase your knowledge and confidence in providing health information to your community.

We also want you to know that NNLM will also help you in obtaining the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) by covering the application fee for level 1 or level 2. This includes those renewing their CHIS. This sponsorship supports you in providing consumer health information as we work together in “improving individuals’ access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.”*

CHIS requires 12 CE credits but this on demand series will makes sure that the 5 required competencies are covered. You’ll need additional CE credits to obtain CHIS and the NNLM provides several classes that are eligible.

Learn more about CHIS from the Medical Library Association.

Learn more about how NNLM can sponsor your CHIS.

*This is part of the Mission of the NNLM

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Carolyn Martin is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the NNLM Region 5. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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