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MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization

Did you know that if you attended a NN/LM NER Healthy Communities or Health Literacy COI (Community of Interest) webinar that the Medical Library Association CE credit you received can be applied towards the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS)?

To confirm which webinars were sponsored by the Healthy Communities or Health Literacy COI, take a look at our list of recorded webinars. Be sure to save your certificates to complete your application.

About the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS):

The Medical Library Association CHIS will help you keep current in the consumer health information field and obtain an additional, recognized level of expertise.

CHIS is appropriate for:

  • medical librarians
  • public librarians
  • librarians working in consumer health libraries
  • allied health professionals

Earning Credits:

  • Level 1 requires 12 CHIS CE credits. For Level 1, eight of the 12 credits must be from a MLA CE program.  Level 2 requires 24 CHIS CE credits.  For Level 2, eighteen of the 24 credits must be from MLA CE programs.
  • Courses not approved for MLA CHIS can be submitted with an Individual Request Form.  Discussion groups, such as our upcoming Health Statistics Book Club, qualify for this type of credit.
  • CHIS CE credits can also be applied for MLA AHIP (Academy of Health Information Professionals).
  • You have three years to gather the contact hours needed, ending with the date you submit your materials. The specialization is valid for three years and may be renewed.

Upcoming New England Region MLA CHIS webinars:

Stay tuned for upcoming NER MLA CHIS opportunities. Upcoming events include From Coverage to Care: Connecting the Newly Insured to Health Insurance and Compelling Counts: Trends in Evaluation Reporting.

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