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Consumer and Patient Health Information Caucus;

(formerly CAPHIS)

Members: 231     Discussions: 571     Files: 16

The Consumer and Patient Health Information Caucus (CAPHIC) connects health sciences librarians and other consumer health information specialists with a forum, educational opportunities, and specific resources for patients, their families, and other consumer health information users.

Member Benefits

CAPHIC members have access to the caucus forum and member directory. 

Public Resources

Download the latest version of CAPHIS’s Most Trusted Health Websites. Selections made by CAPHIS Top 100 Task Force members Carolyn Martin, Pam Rose, Claire Joseph, Robin O’Hanlon, Michele Spatz, and Karin Bennedsen, with additional thanks to Erica Lake and Stacy Brody.

Selection criteria for this list: HON Code (PDF), which looks at authorship, audience, privacy, attribution/currency of content, bias/justifiability, transparency/content information, financial disclosure, and the site’s advertising policy.

Check out the recommended consumer health titles from Consumer Connections, the newsletter of the Consumer and Patient Health Information Caucus of the Medical Library Association.

View or download caucus newsletter issues:

CAPHIC Leaders

NamePosition
Mina Ghajar
Rutgers University
Chair; Community Council Alternate
Erica Lake, AHIP
Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Dana L. Ladd, AHIP
Community Health Education Center
Chair-elect; Program Chair; Membership Chair
Margaret Emily Ansell, AHIP
Secretary
Mary Katherine Haver, AHIP
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Treasurer
Karin Bennedsen, AHIP
Georgia Highlands College
Consumer Connections Newsletter Editor
Elizabeth Brackeen
UT MD Anderson
Community Manager/Webmaster
Keith C Mages, AHIP
Weill Cornell Medicine
Governmental Relations Committee Chair
Robin O'Hanlon
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Nominating Committee Chair