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Consumer and Patient Health Information Services Caucus

Members: 370     Discussions: 1101     Files: 19

The Consumer and Patient Health Information Services Caucus (CAPHIS) 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

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

Public Resources

Download the latest version of CAPHIS’ 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 Services Caucus of the Medical Library Association.

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CAPHIS Leaders

NamePosition
Elizabeth Irish, AHIP
Albany Medical College
Chair; Community Council Alternate
Angela Faye Tucker, AHIP
Memorial Health System
Chair-Elect; Program Chair; Membership Chair
Margaret Ansell, AHIP
University of Florida
Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Megan M. Bell, AHIP
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Secretary
Karin Bennedsen, AHIP
Delegate, Health Equity & Global Health Domain Hub
Kelsey Grabeel, AHIP
University of Tennessee
Delegate, Information Services Domain Hub
Karen Keesing
Goodreads Administrator
Dana L. Ladd, AHIP
Community Health Education Center
Delegate, Clinical Support Domain Hub
Melissa Rice
Goodreads Administrator
Shawn Steidinger, AHIP
University of Utah
Delegate, Innovation & Research Practice Domain Hub