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Multilingual / Multicultural Health Brochures, Translation Tools, and Information Resources

This web page provides links to information resources and other media that have been translated into community languages for understanding of health-related information into native languages.

Information Resources

Información en Español (Health Information in Spanish from AHRQ)
MedInfoRus (Medical Information in Russian)
MEDLINEplus español
The Merck Manual of Medical Information - Home Edition [español]
Multicultural DrugInfo (available in 49 Community Languages)
Multicultural Palliative Care Guidelines
Multilingual Glossary of Technical and Popular Medical Terms in Eight European Languages
The Providers Guide to Quality & Culture
(basic information about some regions and ethnic groups)

Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN)
S*P*I*R*A*L: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
Translated BC HealthFiles
(health information in English and 5 languages)

Translated Health Forms and Documents

Información en Español (from AHRQ)
This enhanced health information website from AHRQ now includes audio and video in Spanish on a wide range of health care issues.

MedInfoRus has been developed by a group of medical librarians from New York City with the goal of helping Russian-speaking audience to search the Internet for medical information. You will find collection of links to medical websites, electronic publications, directories, and other resources available online in Russian.

MEDLINEplus español
MEDLINEplus, the National Library of Medicine's consumer-friendly health Web site, now speaks Spanish! These information pages are designed to direct you to resources containing information that will help you research your health questions in MEDLINE along with links to numerous consumer health resources. A wonderful feature of these pages is the
Interactive Health Tutorials which use animated graphics. Each of the tutorials explains a procedure or condition in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial.

The Merck Manual of Medical Information - Home Edition [español]
Contains selected full text sections of the print version in Spanish.
Multicultural DrugInfo   
This important information for parents and their children is available in numerous Community Languages. This is a project of the
Australian Drug Foundation.
Multicultural Palliative Care Guidelines
Palliative Care Council of South Australia have also created these insightful brochures addressing the following “language groups”: Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.
Multilingual Glossary of Technical and Popular Medical Terms in Eight European Languages
This resource commissioned by
The European Commission contains the electronic form of eight glossaries, in which you can find 1830 technical and popular medical terms in eight of the nine official European languages : English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Danish.

The Providers Guide to Quality & Culture
It would be useful to have basic information on the culture, health strengths, and health challenges of people from some of the regions and ethnic groups of the world. This resource is an integral part of
Management Sciences for Health's Electronic Resource Center, which is funded in part by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN)
RHIN is national collaborative partnership that has created a database of quality multilingual, public health resources for those providing care to resettled refugees.
Use the "search our site box" to lookup documents, forms, news and related links from RHIN database.

S*P*I*R*A*L: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
Provides consumer information specifically in the languages of Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Cambodian/Khmer, Thai, Vietnamese and Laotian. Start your information search either by
topic or language. This is a joint initiative of the South Cove Community Health Center and Tufts University Health Sciences Library, both located in New England.
Translated BC HealthFile Topics   
A number of
BC HealthFile topics easy-to-understand fact sheets on a range of public health and safety topics. Most files are available in Chinese, English, French, Punjabi, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Translated Health Education Materials and Forms
Foundation for Healthy Communities in New Hampshire created this new tool for New Hampshire health care providers to easily find translated health forms and documents. They recommend that the translated forms in 10 languages be used with their English counterparts to ensure that all parties are aware of what is being communicated. Each translated form also is posted in English. An unique facet of this tool is that the documents are posted, when possible, in a Word format in order to allow for easy customizing.

Page Last Updated: April 16, 2014