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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

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) Foot and Ankle Information in Spanish
AIDSinfo [español]
Asian American Health
Asian Language Materials & Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials Tool
Cáncer Informacion en Español de El Instituto Nacional del Cáncer (NCI)
[español]

(Cancer Information in Spanish from the National Cancer Institute) 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Influenza Information in Other Languages
The Cross Cultural Health Care Program
CRS Healthencyclopedia [español]
Cultural Diversity : A Guide for Health Professionals
Culture Clues
(tip sheets for clinicians)
Dental ResourceNet Patient Education
EthnoMed
Glossaries by Language
Health Information Translations Common Medical Forms
Healthy Roads Media
(health information available in English and 6 Community Languages)
Healthfinder español

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) Foot and Ankle Information in Spanish
You will find information for the layperson from doctors of podiatric medicine with specialty training in surgical and nonsurgical treatment of conditions of the foot and ankle. All are also available in English.
AIDSinfo [in Spanish]
AIDSinfo is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesproject that offers the latest federally approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and friends, health care providers, scientists, and researchers.This website and its information are available in both English and Spanish.
Asian American Health
An information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of Asian Americans in the United States sponsored by the
National Library of Medicine.
Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials Tool
Asian Language Materials are created and translated downloadable information about cancer in several Asian languages from the American Cancer Society. The Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials Tool is a sponsored collaboration of the American Cancer Society and Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training (AANCART) providing cancer education materials in Asian and Pacific Islander languages.
Cáncer Informacion en Español de El Instituto Nacional del Cáncer (NCI) [español]
Cancer Information in Spanish from the
National Cancer Institute.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Influenza Information in Other Languages
This page from the CDC lists those documents posted in 6 languages other than English. The languages include French, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Korean.
The Cross Cultural Health Care Program
This program located in Seattle serves as a conduit between communities and health care institutions striving to ensure full access to quality health care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate. This web site provides information specific to immigrant and refugee communities in Washington with extensive links to additional
cross-cultural resources.
CRS Healthencyclopedia [español]
An abbreviated Spanish version of the Clinical Reference Systems (CRS) English language medical reference covering medical and surgical topics.

Cultural Diversity : A Guide for Health Professionals
A starting point to an understanding of cultural and health issues for ethnic communities in a multicultural society. This book was created by the Australian Centre for International Tropical Health & Nutrition, at The University of Queensland in Australia but quite applicable to the practicing physician in the United States.
Culture Clues
The University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle created tip sheets for clinicians designed to increase awareness about concepts and preferences of patients from the diverse cultures they may encounter in their practice.
Dental ResourceNet Patient Education
P&G provides 18 dental topics in 17 languages. There are also new professional
Patient Education Handouts that can include information about your dental practice in the fields below [in the box], and it will appear at the top of each Patient Education page when printed.
EthnoMed
Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington have collaborated to create this site which contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to the Seattle area.


Glossaries by Language
This web site lists a multitude of glossaries covering more than just health-related information.


Health Information Translations Common Medical Forms
Produced by three Columbus, OH-based healthcare systems, this site is a work in progress which aims to provide culturally appropriate materials to promote health education and wellness among immigrant populations who may not speak English as a primary language. The site is searchable by topic, general categories or language. [
African French, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, English, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian] with each having an English version attached so caregivers know exactly what information is being provided.
Healthy Roads Media
Produced through a collaborative effort of federal and state agencies organized by the
National Library of Medicine. This site contains free audio, written and multimedia health education materials in 19 languages


Healthfinder español
Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Healthfinder español is a free guide to reliable consumer health and human services information in Spanish.


Page Last Updated: January 18, 2013


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