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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 the link is bad, CHIS approval has expired. Please contact the MLA CHIS Coordinator 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 Competency

C4 -  Evaluation of Health Information Competency

C5 - Communication, Health 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. 

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
Advanced PubMed: Searching for Treatments, Diseases and Drugs x x x
American Indian Health Information Resources x x
Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library x 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
Combatting Information Fatigue: Health Information Resources for Veterans x x x 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
From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information x x
Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community x x 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
Health Literacy: Its importance to You x x x
Health on the Range: Rural Health Issues and Resources 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
Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of Amish and Plain Communities x x
C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8
Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBT Populations x x x x x
Locating Information on Developmental Disabilities using NLM and Other Resources x x x x x x
Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits x x
More Than a Bandage: Health Information Resources for K-12 Health Professionals x x x
NLM’s Online Playground: K-12 Science and Health Education Resources x x x
Nursing on the Net: Health Care Resources You Can Use x x x
Patient Empowerment: Using Information Resources to Improve Health Communication x x x
Precision Medicine: What Is It and Why Should I Care 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
Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I Begin? x
Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine x x x x

MLA Webinars

From Idea to Reality: How to Successfully Plan and Promote Library Events

Who Doesn’t Love a Good Story? Using Stories in Academic and Community-Based Health Education