¿No Comprende?  Online Health Resources for English Speakers Serving Spanish Speaking Communities

Abstract

Do you have a growing Latino population in your community? Do you need to quickly find health information in Spanish but don’t know where to look? Are the only words in your Spanish vocabulary burrito and gracias? If you answered yes to these questions, then this is the class for you. This 4-hour hands-on class will cover resources for learning basic medical and Internet Spanish vocabulary. You will also learn to evaluate and identify health websites in Spanish to which you can direct your patrons.

Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Define the basics of health literacy and cultural competence
  2. Identify online resources for basic, medical, and internet Spanish vocabulary
  3. Pronounce the letters in the Spanish alphabet
  4. Describe criteria for evaluating health websites and evaluate online health information resources that are in Spanish
  5. Identify reliable online Spanish health information resources

Course Materials

Continuing Education

¿No Comprende? Instructors

Midcontinental Region

Barbara Jones, ,

Pacific Northwest Region

Emily Glenn,

Pacific Southwest Region

Kay Deeney, , , Kelli Ham, ,

South Central Region

Adela Justice, ,

Course Developer

Adela Justice is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the NN/LM South Central Region