Archive for the ‘Multilingual’ Category
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
Friday, December 5th, 2014
AIDSinfo has announced the release of the AIDSinfo Drug Database App. Using data from the AIDSinfo Drug Database, the drug app provides information on more than 100 HIV-related approved and investigational drugs. The information, offered in English and Spanish, is tailored to meet the needs of both health care providers and consumers. The app is designed to automatically refresh when the user is connected to a wireless or cellular data network. The auto update feature eliminates the need to manually update the app to view the most current drug information. In addition, the app works offline, ensuring that health care providers and consumers can access vital drug information anywhere—even in health care facilities that may not have an Internet connection.
AIDSinfo Drug Database App: http://1.usa.gov/1CN8wbs
Monday, December 1st, 2014
Today is World AIDS Day.
AIDS.gov has resources for commemorating the day, including shareable social media messages, facts about HIV/AIDS and information on the Affordable Care Act and HIV. MedlinePlus has links to information on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, research and related issues. Information is available in English, Spanish and four other languages.
HIV/AIDS (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1vbIpWw
Monday, November 10th, 2014
It’s the time of year for runny noses, sore throats and coughing. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has a chart to help determine if seasonal symptoms indicate a cold or influenza. The chart is in PDF format and can be printed for sharing or posting.
Friday, October 3rd, 2014
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.
Do It for Them! But for You, Too (PDF): http://1.usa.gov/10oXEiT
Additional resources about Type 2 Diabetes from MedlinePlus: http://1.usa.gov/10oXKab
Monday, July 14th, 2014
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
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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
Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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.
Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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