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Multi-Cultural Resources

Health Resources in Multiple Languages

A listing of reliable, online health information resources for locating material in a variety of languages.

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

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.

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 Network of the National Library 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.