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Professional Development


MLA specializations help you obtain an additional level of expertise in a specific health information field and provide access to new resources.  Each program requires the completion of an approved curriculum of courses. Courses and other educational offerings are MLA-approved and developed for each specialization.

Completing a specialization program will help you:

  • improve health information services
  • create partnerships
  • enhance ownership of health information expertise
  • learn best practices in providing health information services

Consumer Health Information Specialization

The Consumer Health Information Specialization offers basic and advanced training opportunities for individuals whose work roles demand they provide information services to the public, patients, and families.  Participate in consumer health information educational activities and apply for the specialization.

Disaster Information Specialization

The Disaster Information Specialization provides participants the opportunity to expand their roles by offering training in providing access to information for disaster and emergency preparedness. Complete required courses for the basic level and an additional 12 contact hours if applying for the advanced level.

Have questions? Please contact MLA's Professional Development Department.

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