Raquel, Lourdes and Elisa are friends who work at a dry cleaning store. Their story includes happiness, hard work—and encounters with diabetes. Read about their friendship and how they stay healthy in a fotonovela from the National Diabetes Education Program. A fotonovela tells a story through photos and words. Do It for Them! But for You, Too (¡Hazlo por ellos! Pero por ti también.) presents the three women’s stories in English and Spanish in the same book. Like the families of Raquel, Lourdes and Elisa, many Hispanic/Latino families have been affected by diabetes. During Hispanic Heritage Month, talk to your family about whether there is a history of diabetes. Then check out the fotonovela to learn more about how to prevent type 2 diabetes and how to manage diabetes if you have the condition.
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Skin Cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Check out the Skin Cancer health topic page on MedlinePlus for important information in prevention, screening, treatment and research. Information is available in English, Spanish and seven other languages.
Skin Cancer (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1noBpNc
The opportunity to gain coverage for the 32% of Latinos that are uninsured is upon us. To help with effort on how outreach and enrollment can be done more effectively in working with Latino populations, the Office of Minority Health is pleased to share a three part webinar series this summer to help agencies, organizations and communities learn from recent community dialogues with uninsured Latinos what they said would help them to secure health coverage and what challenges they faced in learning about or getting covered under the Affordable Care Act.
Date: Thursday, June 26th
Time: 2pm Eastern
Information and Registration: http://bit.ly/T5pxZc
The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services invite you to join them for a webinar on health insurance literacy and the Health Insurance Marketplace. This webinar will provide basic information on how health insurance works, how to use your health insurance and where to find consumer-friendly resources. A brief update on the Marketplace will also be provided.
When: Thursday, June 19th at 4pm Eastern
Registration (no pre-registration required): http://bit.ly/1qpMmFb
Conference Number: PW6650566
Dial-In number: 1-888-455-1840
NOTE: New Coverage to Care health insurance literacy resources are available for download in English and Spanish: http://1.usa.gov/1uBw89x
The Department of Health and Human Services hosts a clearinghouse of materials related to the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Standards (CLAS) on their website: http://1.usa.gov/1oocLzi.
The CLAS Clearinghouse is a compilation of resources and publications on the Web related to the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services. You may search the CLAS Clearinghouse by keyword by using a search “cloud” (the size of the keyword represents the number of times it appears in the Clearinghouse) or by using a list provided on the site. Materials include resources such as tools, or that support research, policy, and education & training.
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites eligible entities to submit competitive grant applications for funding of the Ethnic Community Self-Help Program to provide services to newly arriving refugees. The objectives of this program are to strengthen organized ethnic communities comprised and representative of refugee populations, and to ensure ongoing support and culturally appropriate services to refugees within five years of their initial resettlement.
The populations targeted for services and benefits in the application must represent refugee groups who have arrived in the U.S. within the last five years.
ORR places a strong emphasis on projects with a two-fold aim: 1) strengthening of the applicant’s organizational capacity 2) provision of SMART services (Specific Measurable, Appropriate, Realistic, and Time-Bound) to refugees. Such services may include both direct and referral services.
Ethnic Community Self Help Program Funding Announcement: http://1.usa.gov/1kBkd9f
Communicate quickly with patients using translated medical phrases in Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and more. Show phrases with text, and play with audio.
When needed, call live medical interpreters from Canopy.
Includes 1,500 common medical phrases created by medical professionals, available for 4 specialities:
Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and General Surgery
Greeting and Goodbye, History, Physical Exam, Labs, Radiology, Procedures, Labor and Delivery, Gynecology, Reassessment, Plan, and more.
Several years ago the Refugee Services Section of the Ohio Department of Job and Family services produced a wonderful DVD called Safe, Smart and Healthy that provides comprehensive information that meets the health education requirements of refugee health orientation. The content was developed in 33 languages. The DVD dissemination strategy is not completely useful in reaching all new refugees and Healthy Roads Media (HRM) was contacted to see if there might be a way to reformat the video content for the web. The DVD content was broken up into 28 short segments, each covering specific topics. This makes the content useful for information sessions of various lengths and in a variety of settings. A number of these have been available for awhile.
Two new personal hygiene topics in 16 languages are now available as streaming web videos on the Healthy Roads Media Refugee Health Orientation page – http://bit.ly/1kGP8Qu
(Original message from Mary Alice Gillispie, Healthy Roads Media)
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers free, downloadable fact sheets, pamphlets and educational materials available in many languages, for example Hepatitis B posters in Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean. http://1.usa.gov/Oylnac
This training module from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) offers free handouts, slides, surveys and other tools to be utilized to train medical staff to work with patients who have limited English proficiency. The module is designed to help you develop a customized plan for your environment, and will provide insight into the concepts of teamwork as applied to your work with these patients. http://1.usa.gov/1gIdc5z