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From Coverage to Care now available in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese

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

New Multilingual Search on HIV/AIDS Portal

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.

AHRQ Grantee Simplifies Medicine Instructions

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:

To learn about other tools and resources available from the AHRQ’s Pharmacy Health Literacy Center, go to:

AIDSinfo Releases Drug App for iOS and Android Devices

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:

December 1 is World AIDS Day

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Today is World AIDS Day. 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):

Is it a cold or a flu?

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.



“For Them and For You, Too” Fotonovela about Diabetes

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):
Additional resources about Type 2 Diabetes from MedlinePlus:

Don’t Miss the Signs: Skin Cancer

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):

Webinar: Latino Language Access and the ACA, Thursday June 26th

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:

Webinar: Health Insurance Literacy And The Marketplace, Thursday June 19th

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):
Conference Number: PW6650566
Passcode: 9529414
Dial-In number: 1-888-455-1840

NOTE: New Coverage to Care health insurance literacy resources are available for download in English and Spanish: