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This page is a resource for those who teach Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness for Your Community


In-person the course is taught over eight hours and involves lecture, discussions, and role-playing. Attendees are required to complete both a pre and post assignment to receive CE credit.  


The course provides 12 continuing education (CE) hours from the Medical Library Association (MLA) and covers the five competencies required for Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) level 1 from MLA. You will leave the class with an action plan for how to use your newfound knowledge and expertise in reference services and programming. In addition to better serving your community, you’ll develop skills to take with you if and when you decide to move on to another library.


  • Locate local health assessment reports and identify the health concerns in the library’s community and apply that knowledge to health reference, resources, and programming
  • Recognize and understand the importance of health literacy and the differing needs of a diverse community
  • Utilize best practices to evaluate health website, applications, social network sites and guide patrons in their usage of these tools
  • Recall best practices when conducting health reference with patrons including but not limited to legal and ethical issues
  • Utilize recommended resources from NLM, NIH, and other organizations to meet diverse health information seeking needs
  • Apply best practices for health collection development and maintenance of consumer health materials in a variety of formats
  • Develop programs and services utilizing best practices and incorporate health information resources


Updated 6/19/2019