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National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) 
Locate information on health disparities, research, funding opportunities and much more from NIMHD.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS): Community Outreach Initiative
"The NIAMS created an electronic toolkit (e-toolkit) of resources to help you and your organization distribute the health planners in your communities” including information in multiple languages.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS):Multicultural Outreach News
"The NIAMS Multicultural Outreach News is an online digest for those interested in information and resources for multicultural communities on diseases and conditions of the bones, joints, muscles and skin. They [we] encourage further dissemination of this resource".

National Cancer Institute (NCI): Cancer Health Disparities
"NCI supports research to identify and understand the factors that contribute to disparities. NCI also funds studies to develop and disseminate culturally appropriate interventions".

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Institutes, Centers and Offices
NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. See the complete listing of NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices.

National Eye Institute (NEI): National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP)
NEI established NEHEP to increase awareness among healthcare professionals and the public of scientifically based health information that can be applied to preserving sight and preventing blindness.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI): About Health Disparities 
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is addressing these health disparities through its multicultural education resources to support heart health interventions in these ethnically diverse groups. This Web site provides resources to help you initiate and expand a heart health program to support the needs of your community.

National Institute on Aging (NIA): NIA Health Disparities Framework
NIA conducts research on minority aging and health disparities. Locate the NIA Health Disparities Objective Areas, Keystone Papers and Funding Opportunities.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) :Special Populations & Co-occurring Disorders
NIAAA provides information on special populations who are at risk from drinking alcohol such as the elderly, ethnic and racial populations and college-aged adults.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):Role in Minority Health
Locate information on health disparities, NIAID's Strategic Plan for Health Disparities and more.

Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity (NIH)
The purpose of this notice is to provide an updated diversity statement that describes NIH's interest in the diversity of the NIH-funded workforce. This diversity statement was informed by a literature review, the reports and deliberations of several internal NIH committees, as well as input from Institute and Center officials, program staff and external stakeholders.

Health Resources in Multiple Languages

A listing of reliable, online health information resources for locating material in a variety of languages. For more information on multicultural resources, please see our Multi-Cultural Resource Guide.

MedlinePlus: Health Information in Multiple Languages
Use these links to find health information in languages other than English.

HealthReach
HealthReach is a national collaborative partnership that has created a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency.

AIDS InfoNet
The AIDS InfoNet provides current information on HIV and AIDS treatment and prevention in English and ten other languages. Click on the links below to view the categories of fact sheets in Spanish as well as Russian, Bulgarian, Indonesian, Nepali and several Indian languages.

Pan American Health Organization
PAHO is an international public health agency based in Washington, DC. Includes public health data and statistics, health topics, multimedia news and more.

World Health Organization
Health topics pages provide links to descriptions of activities, reports, news and events, as well as contacts and cooperating partners in the various WHO programs and offices, along with links to related web sites and topics.

Office of Minority Health
The Office of Minority Health operated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides information on funding, data/statistics, cultural competency, health topics and minority populations.

Lab Tests Online
Lab Tests Online has been designed to help patients or families/caregivers, to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases. Peer-reviewed consumer health site in 17 languages for understanding clinical lab tests.

Ethnomed
Contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world.

Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages (SPIRAL)
SPIRAL is a web resource that connects people to authoritative health information in Asian languages that is freely available on the World Wide Web. SPIRAL is maintained by the Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library and funded by a grant from the New England Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine under contract N01-LM-6-3508.

Explicit and Standardized Prescription Medicine Instructions (AHRQ)
Explicit, standardized instructions improve patients’ understanding, and possibly reduce errors while improving adherence. These tested instructions for pills follow the Universal Medication Schedule (UMS), which simplifies complex medicine regimens by using standard time periods for administration (morning, noon, evening, and bedtime). These instructions have also been translated into Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Staying Healthy for Beginners (Florida Literacy Coalition)
Staying Healthy is an award-winning curriculum that is used throughout the United States. It is written at a 4th-5th grade reading level and is suitable for low intermediate level ESOL learners and above. The newly-released Staying Healthy for Beginners is written at a lower reading level, making it more accessible to learners at the high beginning level.


Spanish

MedlinePlus en español
MedlinePlus en español is the Spanish language version of MedlinePlus for consumer health information.

infoSIDA
Search for clinical trials, drug database and general consumer health information in Spanish on AIDS.

AIDS InfoNet
The AIDS InfoNet provides current information on HIV and AIDS treatment and prevention in English and ten other languages. Click on the links below to view the categories of fact sheets in Spanish as well as Russian, Bulgarian, Indonesian, Nepali and several Indian languages.

Cancer.gov
From the National Cancer Institute, a division of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Locate information on cancer for both health professionals, patients, and consumers in Spanish.

HealthFinder.gov
Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other federal agencies, coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and supported by the National Health Information Center.

USA.gov en español
Extensive links to health, nutrition and safety websites from the federal government, many PDF documents in Spanish.

CDC en español
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Excellent coverage of public health topics such as vaccinations, flus and colds, pre-natal care, diabetes, obesity, etc.

World Health Organization-Organizacion Mundial de la Salud
Health topics pages provide links to descriptions of activities, reports, news and events, as well as contacts and cooperating partners in the various WHO programs and offices, along with links to related web sites and topics.

Office of Minority Health en español
The Office of Minority Health operated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides information on funding, data/statistics, cultural competency, health topics and minority populations and is available in Spanish.

KidsHealth.org
Different pages for Parents, Kids, and Teens on health information topics relevant to each group. Has information and links in Spanish, but navigation is in English.

TeensHealth.org
Different pages for Parents, Kids, and Teens on health information topics relevant to each group. Has information and links in Spanish, but navigation is in English.

American Diabetes Association en español
Locate information on diabetes in Spanish.

PewResearch: Hispanic Trends Project
Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project seeks to improve public understanding of the diverse Hispanic population in the United States and to chronicle Latinos' growing impact on the nation.