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Professional Development

Consumer Health Course List

  • Courses approved for CHIS are listed below, with the CHIS competencies each addresses.
  • Click on a course title to see its listing in MEDLIB-ED, which includes instructor contact information. If there is no link, the course is approved for CHIS but no longer offered. If the link is bad, CHIS approval has expired. Please contact the MLA's Professional Development Department for more information.
  • If you attend an educational activity that is not listed below OR that does not indicate CHIS competencies its description in  MEDLIB-ED and would like to have it considered for your application, please fill out an Individual Participant Request (IPR) form.

CHIS Competencies Legend

Required for Level 1

C1 - Know the Community

C2 - Know the Health Consumer 

C3 -  Knowledge of Subject Matter and Resources 

C4 -  Evaluation of Health Information 

C5 - Communication, Reference, and Instruction

Required for Level 2, in addition to Level 1 requirements

C6 -  Literacy and Health Literacy

C7 - Technology and Health

C8 - Ethical and Legal Issues


Use the CHIS Competencies Tracking Grid to ensure that you take courses in the required competencies. 

Current as of  2/13/2024. Courses without links are no longer offered but existing credits can be used to earn CHIS. 


C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8
#citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thons x x x x
ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers x x x x
Activate, Collaborate and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community x x
Assessing Health Education Materials: clearing the way to easy-to-read health materials x x
Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library x x x x x x
Beyond the Binary: Understanding LGBTQIA+ Health x x x x x
CHIS on demand x x x x x for Librarians x x x x x
Community-Based Health Information x x x x x x x x
Consumer Health Collection Management x x x x
Consumer Technology to Manage Personal Health Data x x x
DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing x x x
Drawn to Graphic Medicine: Bringing Comics into Medical Librarianship x x x x
Drug and Chemical Information – On Demand: Exploring New Drug Research x x x
Drug and Chemical Information – On Demand: Finding Properties, Effects, and Interactions x x x
Drug and Chemical Information – On Demand: Using, Providing, and Prescribing Medication x x x
Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection x x x
Environmental Health and Justice: a brief primer* x
Exploring Complementary and Integrative Health: Information, Resources, and Evaluation x x
Finding and Using Health Statistics* x x
Getting the Right Information to Patients Using MedlinePlus Connect x
Health Literacy on Demand x
Health Misinformation Webinar Series x x x
C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8
Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices x x x
Librarians Combating Health Misinformation: Get Involved in Your Community x x x
Link Your Community with Health Information: Resources for Community Health Workers x x x x
Making Sense of Numbers: Communicating Numerical Health Data x x
MedlinePlus for Librarians and Health Educators x
Mental Health in the Workplace x x
NNLM Book Discussion x x x
NNLM Region 6 Speaker Spotlight Series x x x x x x x x
Precision Medicine: Genealogy to Genetics x x
Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs: Supporting Patients with Evidence-Based Information-On Demand x
Providing Consumer Health Information in Underserved Rural Areas x x
Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library x x x x x
Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information x x
PubMed Essentials x x
Rural Health Resources x x
Serving Diverse Communities: Accessing Health Information in Multiple Languages x x
Social Determinants of Environmental Health Webinar Series (March 2024) x x x
Telehealth 101: What libraries need to know x x
Wellness in the Library Workplace x x
Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM x x x x