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Learn more about the Consumer Health Information Specialization!

Posted by on February 28th, 2022 Posted in: Blog, MLA

Do you provide consumer health information in your library? Do you get health questions at the reference desk and wish you knew more about finding resources? Would you like to incorporate health programming at your library?

If you answered “yes” or even “maybe” to the questions above, you might be interested in learning more about the Consumer Health Information Specialization.

CHIS is an acronym for Consumer Health Information Specialization, a program provided by the Medical Library Association (MLA). The MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) offers training in providing health information services to consumers and recognition for the accomplishment of acquiring new health information skills.

NNLM Region 7 would love to support our members in achieving this specialization. Through our free training opportunities, you can acquire the credits you need to achieve CHIS and we will even pay the fee for several Region 7 members each year.

Here are some ways to get started! There are many paths to CHIS!

Attend our live webinars and get MLA credit. Check out  Training | NNLM (new tab)  to see what is available and sign up for training.

Prefer to learn when you have the time? Check out our on-demand offerings: Available Classes and Classes On-Demand | NNLM (new tab)

Did you know that you can even get MLA credit for watching recordings of webinars that you missed? Recorded Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Webinars | NNLM (new tab) .  One of our colleagues in Region 6, Bobbi Newman, shares about how to use the recordings to acquire CHIS Access Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Webinars and CE All In One Place! | Midwest Matters (nnlm.gov) (new tab)

We also offer courses to support Data Services Specialization, Disaster Information Specialization, and Certified Health Education Specialization!! To learn more about these or CHIS, please visit our website Obtain a Specialization | NNLM (new tab)

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This has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School.

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