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Consumer Health Information in Many Languages Resources

A collaboration of the NN/LM Consumer Outreach Librarians

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Resources with Items in Multiple Languages

Cancer Index
http://www.cancerindex.org/clinks13.htm
Cancer Resources: Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and Others.

EthnoMed
http://ethnomed.org
Cultural Competency Resources and Patient Education Materials for: Amharic, Cambodian, Chinese, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tigrean, Vietnamese and others.

Health Info Translations
http://www.healthinfotranslations.com/
Use the drop-down box to choose a language - Chinese Simplified and Traditional, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Hindi, Vietnamese, and Arabic

Health Translations Online Directory
http://www.healthtranslations.vic.gov.au/
From Australia, this database contains links to government, hospital, community health center and other agency online multilingual resources in numerous languages.

Healthy Roads Media
http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org
Provides audio, written and multimedia versions of resources in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Somali, Bosnian, Russian, Hmong, and Khmer.

HIV AIDS and Hepatitis C Website
http://www.mhahs.org.au/
From Australia, this website provides HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C information in the following languages: Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, English, Indonesian, Italian, Khmer, Portuguese, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

Immunization Action Coalition -- Print Materials in Other Languages
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/noneng.htm
Vaccine Information Sheets, produced by the Center for Disease Control, are available in over 30 languages.

La Leche League
http://www.llli.org/resources/otherlanguages.html?m=0,0,4
Breastfeeding information in 12 languages.

Lab Tests Online
http://labtestsonline.org/
Peer-reviewed consumer health site in 17 languages for understanding clinical lab tests.

Mass General Hospital's Point to Talk Booklets
http://www2.massgeneral.org/interpreters/pointtalk.asp

Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University Non-English Materials and Resources
http://www.mchlibrary.info/nonenglish.html

MedlinePlus Health Information in Multiple Languages
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/languages.html
Information in over 40 languages from the National Library of Medicine's premier consumer health website.

New Americans Health Information Portal
http://palantir.lib.uic.edu/nahip/
Information in 19 languages, includes audio, multimedia, podcast and video format.

New South Wales Multicultural Health Communication Service
http://www.mhcs.health.nsw.gov.au
A rich resource with numerous health topics that provide health information in 50 languages.

Non-English Guides to PubMed
http://nnlm.gov/training/resources/intlpubmedlinks.html
Learn to use PubMed, languages: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portugese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Refugee Health Information Network
http://www.rhin.org/
Multilingual information for health professionals, refugees and asylees (in print, audio and video formats).

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
http://www.refugees.org/resources/for-refugees--immigrants/health/healthy-living-toolkit/
Culturally appropriate material for consumers and health care-related professionals, in 19 languages.


Resources for Specific Languages

American Sign Language

DeafMD.org
http://www.deafmd.org/
Provides accurate, concise, and valuable health information in American Sign Language using health information created by the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health.

MedlinePlus - Health Information in American Sign Language
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/asl.html
Provides 30 videos from Health Information Translations.

Arabic

MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/arabic.html

Cambodian/Khmer

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
http://spiral.tufts.edu/khmer.shtml
Provides consumer information in Cambodian/Khmer, (in addition to Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese) and on a wide variety of Internet resources including National Library of Medicine and Tufts University resources.

Chinese

Asian Pacific Islanders Women's Health
http://www.apanet.org/~fdala/
This multi-lingual site offers several languages to help Asian Pacific Islander women understand the importance of having mammograms and pap smears at regular intervals. There is information about how to make appointments and prepare for the procedures. Clinicians will find special materials they can use to personally recommend mammography and pap smears to their patients.

Health Information Translations
http://www.healthinfotranslations.com/
From the Ohio State Medical Center, includes health information and hospital signage documents. Languages include: Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Tradition, English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Marshallese, Portuguese Brazillian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukranian and Vietnamese.

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
http://spiral.tufts.edu/chinese.shtml
Provides consumer information in Chinese, (as well as Cambodian/Khmer, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese and on a wide variety of Internet resources including National Library of Medicine and Tufts University resources.

French

Public Health Agency of Canada
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/index-fra.php
PHAC's primary goal is to strengthen Canada's capacity to protect and improve the health of Canadians and to help reduce pressures on the health-care system.

CiSMeF Patients
http://www.chu-rouen.fr/cismef/
Catalog and Index of French Language Health Resources on the Internet is a quality-controlled health gateway to catalog and index the most important and quality-controlled sources of institutional health information in French.

German

Welt der Gesundheit
http://www.gesundheit.com
From AIDS to Zappelphilipp syndrome (or ADHD), this site gives information on hundreds of health topics in German.

Patienten-Informationsdienst
http://www.patienten-information.de
The portal offers over 1000 reliable sources of consumer health information in German.

Medicine-Worldwide
http://www.medicine-worldwide.de

Hmong

Hmong Health Website
http://www.hmonghealth.org
The goal of the Hmong Health Education Network's website is to provide access to health information for Hmong people and those who provide health, education and social services to the Hmong community. Categories of topics include family health, healthy living, traditional healing, talking with health providers, and more.

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
http://spiral.tufts.edu/hmong.shtml
Provides consumer information in Hmong (as well as Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese) and on a wide variety of Internet resources including National Library of Medicine and Tufts University resources.

Korean

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
http://spiral.tufts.edu/korean.shtml
Provides consumer information in Korean (as well as Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, Hmong, Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese) and on a wide variety of Internet resources including National Library of Medicine and Tufts University resources.

Laotian

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Language
http://spiral.tufts.edu/laotian.shtml
Provides consumer information in Laotian (as well as Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese) and on a wide variety of Internet resources including National Library of Medicine and Tufts University resources.

Russian

Health Information Translations
https://www.healthinfotranslations.org/language/russian/275021/

Spanish

AIDSinfonet
http://www.aidsinfonet.org/?lang=spa

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality en español
http://www.ahcpr.gov/consumer/espanoix.htm

American Cancer Society Informacion de referencia sobre el cancer
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ESP/ESP_0.asp

Cancer.gov Spanish Resources
http://www.cancer.gov/espanol

CDC -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention en español
http://www.cdc.gov/spanish

ChooseMyPlate.gov in Spanish
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/en-espanol.html
United States Department of Agriculture's healthy food guidance system Spanish language portal.

Community Tool Box/Caja de Herramientas Comunitarias
http://ctb.ku.edu/es/

Denver Public Library Salud y Medicina
http://espanol.denverlibrary.org/health/index.html

Familydoctor.org Pamphlets in Spanish
http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/es.html

Healthfinder en español
http://www.healthfinder.gov/espanol

InfoSID
http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/infoSIDA/

Lance Armstrong Foundation's LIVESTRONG
http://www.livestrongespanol.org/

MedlinePlus en español
http://medlineplus.gov/esp

Multimedia Medical Spanish Translator
http://polyglot.topsailmultimedia.com/polyglot.html
Includes audio files so you can listen to the translated words and phrases.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/spanish.htm

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
http://espanol.ninds.nih.gov/

National Library of Medicine's Tox Mystery (select the español tab)
http://toxmystery.nlm.nih.gov/

National Library of Medicine's Tox Town en español
http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/espanol/

NOAH -- New York Online Access to Health
http://www.noah-health.org

Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health/ Información Para El Consumidor
http://ods.od.nih.gov/HealthInformation/RecursosEnEspanol.aspx

Oficina de Salud de las Minorias/ Office of Minority Health
http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/espanol

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration en español
http://www.samhsa.gov/espanol/

WomensHealth.gov en español
http://www.womenshealth.gov/espanol/

Thai

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
http://spiral.tufts.edu/thai.shtml
Provides consumer information in Thai (as well as Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, and Vietnamese) and on a wide variety of Internet resources including National Library of Medicine and Tufts University resources.

Vietnamese

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
http://spiral.tufts.edu/vietnamese.shtml
Provides consumer information in Vietnameses (as well as Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, and Thai) and on a wide variety of Internet resources including National Library of Medicine and Tufts University resources.