Exploring Complementary and Integrative Health: Information, Resources, and Evaluation
Class Experience Level
Beginner, Intermediate

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As healthcare trends evolve, there is a growing interest in using Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) alongside traditional medical practices. Some individuals opt for alternative medicine instead of conventional treatments; some integrate Eastern practices with their Western medicine, raising questions and concerns about the quality and reliability of available information. In response to this need, our class aims to empower participants with the knowledge and resources to navigate the world of CIH.

Through this class, we will explore the definitions of Complementary and Integrative Health, encompassing both Eastern and Western medicine perspectives. We will delve into various approaches to CIH, discussing their associated risks and benefits. Furthermore, we will equip you with strategies to help your users discern trustworthy CIH information and avoid fraudulent claims.

Our comprehensive approach covers health information resources and strategies to enhance health information access and use and aligns with NNLM initiatives addressing health misinformation and environmental determinants of health. Join us to enhance your ability to guide patients, patrons, and others in understanding the dynamics of CIH and its place in modern healthcare.

This work at your own pace class takes place over 3 weeks in Moodle, our online learning management system. There are no set hours to be online each week. The class will be available to you 24/7 between March 5th and March 24, 2024. It should take you about 2 hours each week.

This class addresses health information resources, increasing health information access and use, and the NNLM initiatives of health misinformation and the environmental determinants of health. This class includes resources from MedlinePlus, PubMed, and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. 

  • Define complementary and Integrative Health, eastern and western medicine.
  • Recall different approaches to complementary and Integrative Health
  • List some of the risks and benefits of complementary and Integrative Health approaches
  • Apply strategies for avoiding scams and fraudulent claims related to CIH products and services
  • Locate information on complementary and Integrative Health using resources such as NCCIH, PubMed and MedlinePlus

Class Details

Date(s): March 5, 2024 - March 24, 2024
Platform: Moodle
CE Credits: 6.00
CE Categories: MLA, CHIS Level 1
Class Experience Level: Beginner, Intermediate
This is a National NNLM class.
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Class Contacts

Technical Assistance: Rebecca Brown