Healthy Roads Media has developed a beta version of a mobile-optimized website – www.healthyroadsmedia.org/mobile. Mobile devices are increasingly important tools for web access. They are especially promising for providing health information access for traditionally hard to reach populations and in outreach setting where internet access may be limited. Feedback (via the Comments button on the mobile website) will help guide this new Health Roads Media dissemination strategy.
Archive for the ‘Multilingual’ Category
The American Sexual Health Association has declared April to be Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Awareness Month. There are an extimated 110 million cases of STIs, also called Sexual Transmitted Diseases (STD), in the United States, with an estimated 20 million new cases a year (source: http://bit.ly/X6nymq).
MedlinePlus has a health topic page on Sexually Transmitted Diseases. On the health topic page, there is information on treatment, diagnosis/screening, specific conditions and prevention. There is an interactive tutorial and resources in over a dozen languages, as well as information for seniors, parents and teenagers.
MedlinePlus: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Health Topic Page: http://1.usa.gov/X6mZsy
CDC: Announces expansion of the HIV awareness and anti-stigma campaign, Let’s Stop HIV Together, including the launch of the Spanish-language version of the campaign, Detengamos Juntos el VIH. The campaign now includes new participants, more materials in both Spanish and English, and HIV awareness and testing information in Spanish through a new website. http://1.usa.gov/11Rwikd
SAMHSA: Free consumer brochure now available in Spanish. “Deberia usted hablar con alguien sobre un problema relacionado con las drogas, el alcohol o la salud mental?/Should You Talk to Someone About a Drug, Alcohol or Mental Health Problem?”
Available here: http://1.usa.gov/YDHriN
HHS: New Spanish language toolkit available for the Million Hearts initiative. Hispanic/Latino Americans die most often from heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases. These Spanish-language resources are designed to help these groups get the information and tools they need to improve their heart health.
Spanish Language Toolkit: http://1.usa.gov/15lIyI5
Million Hearts Spanish website: http://1.usa.gov/XdwGG1
Million Hearts English website: http://1.usa.gov/15U1n6o
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website, stopbullying.gov, is now available in Spanish. StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying: http://1.usa.gov/V8Qebn.
Taking blood thinner medication correctly is not easy. Healthy Roads Media has updated its information on blood thinners into a nine part series available in English and Spanish. In addition to Coumadin (Warfarin) several other FDA approved oral anticoagulants are included.<http://bit.ly/13bnbGg>
Office on Women’s Health (OWH): A new heart attack awareness campaign has been launched targeting Spanish-speaking women age 50 and over. The Haga La Llamada, ¡No Pierda Tiempo!campaign builds on OWH’s successful Make the Call, Don’t Miss a Beat campaign. Available here: http://1.usa.gov/Vj7tc6
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association: New patient toolkit available. The Empowered Patient Online Toolkit, is designed by experienced pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients and healthcare professionals to help patients create their own PH-specific medical binder. Available here: http://bit.ly/X8Jb3S
The Heart Truth (http://1.usa.gov/W8qNaL) is a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The campaign warns women about heart disease and provides tools to help them take action against its risk factors. Its message is paired with an arresting visual — the Red Dress — that serves as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness.
The Heart Truth’s Online Toolkit (http://1.usa.gov/UKcutP) contains information, ideas, and materials needed to promote health disease awareness. Specific materials are available for health professionals, faith-based organizations, and Spanish-speaking communities.
The New Americans Health Information Portal (NAHIP) at http://bit.ly/148orMH is a collaboration between the Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights (http://bit.ly/UUunoA) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences. The goal of the portal is to serve both as an Internet portal to identified quality multilingual health education documents and as a place for health documents created by Heartland’s Refugee Health Programs.