Archive for the ‘Multilingual’ Category
The American Diabetes Association estimates that there are 208,000 Americans under the age of 20 diagnosed with diabetes.
MedlinePlus has a Health Topics page devoted to Diabetes in Children and Teens. It has links to many useful resources about type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and a number of the resources are available in Spanish. http://1.usa.gov/1Pkwj9l
The National Diabetes Education Program has a resource site for Youth and Teens Living With Diabetes. Teens can read about diabetes and how to manage their disease. Parents can read answers to many questions they have after their child has been diagnosed. The site includes information on both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. http://1.usa.gov/1PkvYmX
The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness that can also be transmitted from pregnant mother to baby. Because there is no known treatment or vaccine for Zika, the Centers for Disease Control has issued a health advisory for travelers to 14 countries and territories in the Americas where Zika has been found.
Health Advisory (CDC): http://1.usa.gov/1ZBGE0a
Question and Answers: Zika virus infection (Zika) and pregnancy (CDC): http://1.usa.gov/1NksV6K
Fact Sheets and Posters (English and Spanish): http://1.usa.gov/1KrhwCc
According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 4,000 women die in the United States every year from cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine can help prevent cervical and other cancers. The vaccine is very safe and has cut human papillomavirus infections among teen girls by half since 2006. Both boys and girls should get the HPV vaccine by age 13.
Protect Your Daughters from Cervical Cancer (CDC): http://1.usa.gov/1RwFaFg
MedlinePlus has information on HPV in English and eleven other languages: http://1.usa.gov/1SdgWzQ
The American Public Health Association has downloadable and shareable consumer health fact sheets in English and Spanish. The November/December 2015 topic is “HPV vaccine: A shot that can help protect your child from cancer”.
Read this and other fact sheets: http://bit.ly/UD9hur
Newly arriving immigrants and refugees to the United States may be caught off guard by winter weather. HealthReach has multilingual audio, visual and print materials to educate consumers about Winter Storms and Extreme Cold. The materials were created by Healthy Roads Media and are available in English, Arabic, Bosnian, Somali and Spanish: http://1.usa.gov/1Rkwykx
From the Centers for Disease Control:
“Today, CDC debuts two national HIV awareness and education initiatives that provide vital information to help people reduce their risk of infection:
- Doing It is a new national, bilingual HIV testing campaign that uses humor to spark conversation and encourage people to get tested. Testing is essential to ending the HIV epidemic—recent studies suggest that nearly one-third of new infections are transmitted by people who don’t know they are living with HIV.
- CDC’s new comprehensive online HIV Risk Reduction Tool is also debuting today, in beta form. The interactive tool provides customized information on the most current HIV prevention strategies, and houses a visual estimator that allows users to compare the risk of different sexual activities and explore how one or a combination of prevention methods changes the risk of infection.
With more options for prevention available than ever before, the new testing campaign and risk reduction tool provide Americans with the information they need to make the best choices for their health.”
Doing It: http://1.usa.gov/1NFMzKR
HIV Risk Reduction Tool: http://1.usa.gov/1XPyA02
Most everyone has been through a stressful event in his or her life. When the event, or series of events, causes a lot of stress, it is called a traumatic event. Traumatic events are marked by a sense of horror, helplessness, serious injury, or the threat of serious injury or death. Traumatic events affect survivors, rescue workers, and the friends and relatives of victims who have been involved. They may also have an impact on people who have seen the event either firsthand or on television. [CDC]
Resources for Coping with Disasters, Violence and Traumatic Events
NLM: Coping with Disasters, Violence and Traumatic Events – http://1.usa.gov/1Nwmm1n
MedlinePlus: Coping with Disasters – http://1.usa.gov/1N13LgR
SAMHSA: Disaster Distress Helpline – http://1.usa.gov/1Tpwgq9
The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) and Action for Health Justice (AHJ) has updated the Health Insurance Enrollment Glossary. The Glossary contains approximately 100 of the most frequently used (and often confused) terms encountered by in-person assisters and navigators. It is currently available in English and the following Asian and Pacific Islander languages: Chinese (Traditional), Korean, Laotian, Marshallese, Tagalog, Tongan, and Vietnamese, and will soon be available in Burmese, Chuukese, Hindi, Hmong, and Khmer.
AAPCHO/AHJ Health Insurance Enrollment Glossary: http://bit.ly/1QypZui
From the Centers for Disease Control:
“A new resource has been added to the suite of multi-lingual Know More Hepatitis B campaign. This 24×36 poster emphasizes that Hepatitis B often doesn’t cause symptoms and encourages Asian Americans to get tested, as an early diagnosis is the best way to prevent serious liver problems. Available as a downloadable image in English, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean.”
Download this and campaign materials: http://1.usa.gov/1OzKsyj