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Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Health Literacy will hold a workshop October 19, 2015 in Irvine, California on Integrating Health Literacy with Cultural Competency and Language Access Services.  The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions on interventions and strategies for integration and differing perspectives such as providers and systems, patients and families, communities, and payors.  The meeting will be held from 8:30 – 5:30PM Pacific Time at the Beckman Center.  To register to attend in person or via webcast go to http://bit.ly/1Nomrtx

Spanish Language Webinar on Promotores de Salud E-Learning Program

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

From the Office of Minority Health:

Webinar: Promotores de Salud E-Learning Program

October 14, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. ET

In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will host a Spanish-language webinar discussing Promoting Healthy Choices and Community Changes: An E-learning Program for Promotores de Salud.

The e-learning program is designed to build the capacity of promotores de salud to promote better health among individuals and communities. The e-learning program is available in both Spanish and English at no cost to participants. It provides promotores de salud with basic knowledge to promote healthy choices, and strategies to motivate behavioral changes among the community members they serve.”

Announcement in English: http://bit.ly/1RwEH2H

Announcement in Spanish: http://bit.ly/1Oobzfn

Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshop materials

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Six 1-hour workshops were developed, based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 and 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Each workshop includes a lesson plan, learning objectives, talking points, hands-on activities, videos, and handouts. The workshops are designed for community educators, health promoters, dietitians/nutritionists, cooperative extension agents, and others to teach to adults in a wide variety of community settings. Workshop titles include:

Enjoy Healthy Food that Tastes Great,

Quick, Healthy Meals and Snacks,

Eating Healthy on a Budget,

Tips for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off,

Making Healthy Eating Part of Your Total Lifestyle,

Physical Activity is the Key to Living Well.

All workshops are available in Spanish and are free to order.  For more information: http://1.usa.gov/1LXMCqa

La Prueba Pap / The Pap Test

Monday, August 10th, 2015

From the National Center for Farmworker Health:

“Do you need to explain to patients what happens during a Pap test? Our new digital story La Prueba Pap / The Pap Test educates the audience about the Pap test and the benefits of having it done. It helps the viewer understand what happens during a Pap test. Narrated in Spanish with English subtitles, this health education resource can be used by outreach staff  and health educators, or for viewing at health centers. ”

Available on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1TgF7yL

First Aid in Agriculture: Resource in English and Spanish

Monday, July 13th, 2015

The National Center for Farmworker Health has published low literacy, culturally appropriate guides in English and Spanish on First Aid in Agriculture. The guides are part of NCFH’s quarterly series Health Tips/Consejos de Salud.

First Aid in Agriculture: Accidents and Injuries: http://bit.ly/1DbTaZu

Primeros auxilios en la agricultura: Accidentes y lesiones: http://bit.ly/1gxcw6D

Previous issues: http://bit.ly/1MpzFlr

New training for Promotores De Salud now available

Monday, July 6th, 2015

The U.S. Office of Minority Health has launched an online training program for Promotores De Salud (Community Health Workers). The training is available in English and Spanish.

Promoting Healthy Choices and Community Changes: An E-learning Program for Promotores De Salud (English): http://1.usa.gov/1Rg7WKK

Promoviendo Decisiones Saludables y Cambios en la Comunidad: Un Curso de Aprendizaje en Línea para Promotores de Salud (Spanish): http://1.usa.gov/1eyfo1P

¡A la Buena Salud! – To Good Health!

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

MyPlate Broadens its Reach in 18 Additional Languages

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

New Multilingual Resource: Guide to Choosing a Hospital

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

National Certification for Bilingual Healthcare Providers

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