CAPHISConsumer And Patient Health Information Section (Medical Library Association)
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Additionally, CAPHIS (1996) articulates several roles for the librarian in consumer health information and patient education in the areas of collection management, knowledge and resources sharing, advocacy, access and dissemination of information, education, and research, such as the following:
Public librarians providing consumer health information must let their institutions know that they are participating in the CAPHIS listserv in order to collaborate with medical librarians, thereby ensuring that the public receives the best, most current information.
The idea of CAPHIS (Consumer and Patient Health Information Section) as a special interest group of the MLA began in 1981 at the Montreal Annual Meeting.