Region: Region 5

The goal of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individuals' access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

The University of Washington Health Sciences Library serves as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for Region 5, which provides programs, services, and dedicated support for NNLM Members in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States in the Pacific.

Staff Directory
Looking for assistance? Browse our staff directory to find contact information, and get to know the RML staff by reading their personal bios.
Become a Member Organization
Member organizations are eligible for benefits and services, including: NNLM funding, access to training, partnership opportunities, free educational and printed materials, NLM Traveling Exhibitions, and institutional recognition as a Network Member.
Funding Opportunities
Browse open funding opportunities that are available to members in Region 5.
Classes & Training
Browse NNLM's upcoming training opportunities, course catalog, and recordings of past webinars.

MLA Consumer Health Information SpecializationNew On-Demand consumer health class series


“CHIS On Demand” classes are for library staff interested in providing consumer health information to their community. Registration is open to anyone interested in consumer health information and outreach. You can earn up to 5 Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education credit hours towards the Level 1 Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) from the Medical Library Association through this class. Five separate modules cover content related to the 5 Level 1 CHIS competencies:

  1. Know the Community
  2. Know the Health Consumer
  3. Knowledge of Subject Matter and Resources
  4. Evaluation of Health Information
  5. Communication, Reference, and Instruction

Modules can be completed in any order. You can take 1 module or all of them. Each module has its own learning objectives specific to the corresponding CHIS competency and is designed to take 1 hour to complete.

Register for CHIS On Demand.

NNLM will also help you in obtaining CHIS (Consumer Health Information Specialization) by covering the application fee for level 1 or level 2. This includes those renewing their CHIS. Learn more about getting CHIS through NNLM.

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Contact Region 5:
Email office: nnlm@uw.edu
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Phone: 206-543-8262. If we are unable to answer your call, please leave a detailed message and we be in touch.

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