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Professional Development

Consumer Health Course List

  • Courses approved for CHIS are listed below, with the CHIS competencies each addresses.
  • 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 2/15/2021

C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8
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
Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library x x x x x x
Beyond the Binary: Health Resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities x x x x x
Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library x x x x x Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, & the Role of Medical Librarians 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
Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection x x x
End of Life Care: Planning, Information and Discussion x x x
Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources x x x
From A(norexia) to Z(its): Providing Health Information to Teens x x x x
Fundamentals of Medical Librarianship* x x x x x x x x
Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community x x x
Getting the Right Information to Patients Using MedlinePlus Connect x
Health & Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Service  x x x x x x x x
Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines x x x
Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information x x x x x
Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine  x x x
C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8
Introduction to Citizen Science: How to Bring Citizen Science to Your Library x x
Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices x x x
Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits x x
MedlinePlus for Public Librarians x
Precision Medicine: Geneology to Genetics x x
Precision Medicine: What Is It and Why Should I Care 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
Serving Diverse Communities: Building Cultural Competence and Humility into the Workplace x x
Serving Diverse Communities: Finding Data on Health Disparities x x
Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community (for public library staff)  x x x x x x x x
The Consumer Health Library: A Site for Service, Education, and Hope x x x
The Importance of Digital Literacy and Its Impact on Understanding Health Information x
Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I Begin? x x
Wellness in the Library Workplace x x
Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM x x x x
Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine x x x x

MLA Webinars

Thinking in 3D: An Introduction to Medical Imaging and 3D-printing

Critical Appraisal of Diagnosis Studies