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¿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

Midcontinental Region

Barbara Jones, Network Membership and Missouri Liaison, ,

Middle Atlantic Region

Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, , ,

New England Region

Michelle Eberle, Consumer Health Information Coordinator,

Pacific Southwest Region

Kay Deeney, Educational Services Coordinator, ,

Kelli Ham, Consumer Health and Technology Coordinator, ,

South Central Region

Karen Vargas, Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator, ,

Developers

Kay Deeney is the Educational Services Coordinator for the NN/LM, Pacific Southwest Region
Nancy Patterson is the Community Outreach Coordinator for the NN/LM, Southeastern/Atlantic Region
Sheila Snow-Croft is the Outreach/Education Coordinator for the NN/LM, Southeastern Atlantic Region.