Archive for the ‘Multilingual’ Category
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s Vital Signs presents its first national study on Hispanic health. ¡A la Buena Salud! – To Good Health! covers the leading causes of death, disease prevalence, risk factors and access to health services.
Ways to improve health include: existence of a medical home, using community health workers, and providing interpreter services. This resource features information for government agencies, health professionals, community health workers, and everyone! http://1.usa.gov/1NimuUq
Friday, June 5th, 2015
The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) announced the translation of the “ChooseMyPlate 10 Tips” resource and “MyPlate icon” from English into 18 additional languages. The Office of Minority Health, of the Department of Health and Human Services (OMH/HHS), and CNPP co-branded the translated tip sheet and are working together to promote these newly translated documents to ensure that individuals, nutrition and health professionals, and other community leaders have access to these helpful resources.
Asia and the Pacific Islands languages comprise a dozen of the translated versions of the Choose MyPlate Ten Tips: Chinese (Standard), Chinese (Traditional), Korean, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Malaysian, Pashto, Tagalog-Filipino, Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Additional translations also available include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
MyPlate in Multiple Languages: http://1.usa.gov/1FBTdxX
Thursday, June 4th, 2015
HHS/CMS: New resource. Guide to Choosing a Hospital. This resource, available in both English and Spanish, provides information on how to find and compare hospitals, hospital quality, and information about Medicare and hospital stays. 1.usa.gov/1ImcZVa
Thursday, June 4th, 2015
National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN): Certification program. National Certification for Bilingual Healthcare Providers – Medical Spanish Exam & Medical Spanish Course. This exam assesses the ability for an individual to communicate directly with Hispanic patients in a clinical setting without the use of an interpreter. bit.ly/1AQmIAf
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
Run by a cooperative agreement from the Genetic Services Branch of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Baby’s First Test increases awareness, knowledge, and understanding of newborn screening for expectant and new parents, health professionals, industry representatives, and the public; connects state and regional public health groups; facilitates data and resource sharing; and responds to emerging technologies and corresponding public health challenges. Baby’s First Test houses the nation’s newborn screening clearinghouse, which provides current educational and family support and services information, materials, and resources about newborn screening at the local, state, and national levels and serves as the Clearinghouse for newborn screening information. Resources are available in English: http://bit.ly/1byu7bh and in Spanish: http://bit.ly/1F6gJZL.
Friday, May 1st, 2015
Asthma, a lung disease, affects over 22 million people living in the United States, including 1 in 12 children. It causes 3 in 5 people living with asthma to limit their physical activity or miss days at school and work. Asthma is also expensive, costing the nation $56 billion each year. The CDC has developed an Asthma Awareness Toolkit to take control of and raise awareness about asthma. Multilingual consumer health information and patient handouts about asthma are available on MedlinePlus.
Join experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on World Asthma Day (Tuesday, May 5) at 2:00 pm EDT for a TwitterChat about asthma, common asthma triggers, and how to create an asthma action plan. To join the conversation follow @CDCEnvironment and @EPAlive on Twitter and use the hashtag #AsthmaChat2015 in messages during the chat. No registration is required.
CDC Asthma Awareness Toolkit: http://1.usa.gov/1KA36AV
CDC Asthma Awareness TwitterChat: http://1.usa.gov/1JeAUm1
MedlinePlus Health Topic: Asthma: http://1.usa.gov/1bK6pJr
Monday, March 23rd, 2015
From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality:
“Patients with limited English proficiency have known limitations accessing health care in the United States, including access to hospital care, but those limitations don’t appear to increase the risk of mortality, according to an AHRQ-funded study.”
Hines, A.L.; Andrews, R.M.; Moy, E.; Barrett, M.L.; Coffey, R.M. Disparities in Rates of Inpatient Mortality and Adverse Events: Race/Ethnicity and Language as Independent Contributors. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 13017-13034.
The full-text article is available via Open Access: http://bit.ly/1I5o4Gq
Friday, March 20th, 2015
Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc. – Provides a variety of resources about the Affordable Care Act and healthcare access that can be used by organizations helping migrant farmworkers get health insurance. Available in both English and Spanish. http://bit.ly/1C6cgmp
Monday, March 16th, 2015
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States.
healthfinder.gov and MedlinePlus have resources for preventing colorectal cancer and encouraging people to get screened.
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (healthfinder.gov): http://1.usa.gov/1xs4s9m
Colorectal Cancer (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1dfslH0 (multiple languages available)
Monday, March 2nd, 2015
About 7 in 100 pregnant women in the United States will get gestational diabetes. Many other pregnant women have pre-existing diabetes. The American Public Health Association and MedlinePlus have resources for pregnant women at risk for who already have diabetes.
Gestational Diabetes: a risk during pregnancy (APHA): http://bit.ly/UD9hur English/Spanish
Diabetes and Pregnancy (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/18hlm3U English/Spanish/13 other languages