Archive for the ‘Multilingual’ Category
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
Friday, February 6th, 2015
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Specialized Information Services division works with teachers and scientific experts to provide FREE reliable resources to help introduce, reinforce, and supplement education programs.
The K-12 Science and Health Education Directory contains resources on topics including biology, environmental health science, chemistry, forensics and medical technology, genetics, HIV/AIDS, and more!
Additionally, a new NLM Twitter stream with resources for K-12 science educators can be found at: @NLM_K12.
K-12 Science and Health Education Directory: http://1.usa.gov/1Iifk3x
@NLM_K12 Twitter: http://bit.ly/1DIboTg
Monday, February 2nd, 2015
The American Public Health Association has a new one-page handout entitled “Synthetic drugs: Just because it’s for sale doesn’t mean it’s safe.” The handout is available in English and Spanish and can be freely reproduced.
Healthy You: Synthetic Drugs: http://bit.ly/UD9hur
Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
From Coverage to Care (C2C) is an initiative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) designed to help people with new health coverage understand their benefits and connect to primary care and the preventive services that are right for them. A Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You is now available to download and print in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese. The C2C Roadmap includes 8 steps that explain what health coverage is and how to use it to get needed care. http://1.usa.gov/18vAr2j
Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Folic acid is essential everyone, especially for women of childbearing age. The Affordable Care Act covers folic acid supplements. For information on the importance of folic acid and how to get enough of it, check out these resources:
Get Enough Folic Acid (healthfinder.gov): http://1.usa.gov/1wqm1F5
Folic Acid (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1CGa8PN
Both sites are also available in Spanish.
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
As part of social responsibility the UnitedHealth Group created an internet based English-Spanish Glossary. http://bit.ly/1CdrrtW The Glossary contains more than 2500 English and Spanish entries. The entries focus on health insurance, health care (medical, dental, chiropractic and vision) and general terms. The Glossary is free, there are no follow up sales calls or pop-ups commercially advertising UnitedHealth.
Monday, January 19th, 2015
From Coverage to Care (C2C) is an initiative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) designed to help people with new health coverage understand their benefits and connect to primary care and the preventive services that are right for them. A Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You is now available to download and print in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.
The C2C Roadmap includes 8 steps that explain what health coverage is and how to use it to get needed care.
CMS acknowledges the following community partners for their assistance in reviewing these resources:
• Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations;
• Asian Health Services;
• Korean Community Center of the East Bay; and
• North East Medical Services.
C2C resources in additional languages are forthcoming.
To download or print these resources in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese, please visit http://1.usa.gov/1wmomR7
Monday, January 19th, 2015
The HIV/AIDS Portal now offers users the ability to search for multilingual content. The new Multilingual Search interface searches specifically for HIV/AIDS related topics from the multilingual and multicultural content of HealthReach (formerly RHIN). HealthReach offers easy access to quality health information to individuals for whom English is not their primary language. It is also an important resource for health professional as well as public health administrators. Users can search by subject/topic, language and format. The default for the search is always HIV/AIDS so there is no need for these terms to be included in the search. There is also an Advanced Search capability to further refine your retrieval. The content is available in audio and video formats as well as text. For text documents there is a feature that allows you to view the document in a split screen with one side being English the other being the language you requested in your search.
The Multilingual Search interface is listed under the Resources For…Multilingual Speakers on the HIV/AIDS Portal homepage. http://1.usa.gov/1zshA3H
Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Explicit, standardized instructions that improve patients’ understanding, and possibly reduce errors while improving adherence, are now available from the AHRQ Pharmacy Health Literacy Center. These tested instructions for pills follow the Universal Medication Schedule (UMS), which simplifies complex medicine regimens by using standard time periods for administration (morning, noon, evening, and bedtime). The instructions have also been translated into Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
To access the instructions in all six languages, go to: http://1.usa.gov/13gsISy
To learn about other tools and resources available from the AHRQ’s Pharmacy Health Literacy Center, go to: http://1.usa.gov/1GvEPu6