Health Brochures in Non-English Languages

These web sites have topics on many health problems. They are written to be easy to read and understand.


Health Education in Multiple Languages
Health Education by Language

Health Education in Multiple Languages

American Cancer Society Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials Tool
http://www.cancer.org/acmmain/(jvijqlbh2e1uny45jrvayde1)/DefaultACS.aspx
Provides links to websites with Asian and Pacific Islander languages including Chamorro, Chinese, English, Khmer, Korean, Kosraen, Samoan, Thai, Tongan, Vietnamese and Yapese.

Cancer Index
http://www.cancerindex.org/clinks13.htm
Cancer Resources: Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and Others.

EthnoMed
http://ethnomed.org
Cultural Competency Resources and Patient Education Materials for: Amharic, Cambodian, Chinese, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tigrean, Vietnamese and others.

Ethnic Health Resource List
http://www.worlded.org/us/health/docs/culture/materials/websites_006.html
Utah Department of Health links to other language materials and Resources.

Foundation for Healthy Communities
http://www.healthynh.com/fhc/resources/translateddocuments.php
Access to documents created and translated by New Hampshire health agencies and organizations; languages include Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili and Vietnamese.

Health Info Translations
http://www.healthinfotranslations.com/
Use the drop-down box to choose a language - Chinese Simplified and Traditional, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Hindi, Vietnamese, and Arabic

Health Translations Online Directory
http://www.healthtranslations.vic.gov.au/
From Australia, this database contains links to government, hospital, community health center and other agency online multilingual resources in numerous languages.

Healthy Roads Media
http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org
Provides audio, written and multimedia versions of resources in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Somali, Bosnian, Russian, Hmong, and Khmer.

HIV AIDS and Hepatitis C Website
http://www.multiculturalhivhepc.net.au/

From Australia, this website provides HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C information in the following languages: Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, English, Indonesian, Italian, Khmer, Portuguese, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

How to Order NIH Publications in Languages Other Than English
http://nnlm.gov/mcr/resources/community/multilingualNIH.html
Contains links to National Institutes of Health publications in languages other than English.

Immunization Action Coalition -- Print Materials in Other Languages  http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/noneng.htm
Vaccine Information Sheets, produced by the Center for Disease Control, are available in over 30 languages.

MedlinePlus Health Information in Multiple Languages
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/languages.html
Information in over 40 languages from the National Library of Medicine's premier consumer health website.

New South Wales Multicultural Health Communication Service
http://www.mhcs.health.nsw.gov.au
A rich resource with numerous health topics that provide health information in 50 languages.

Non-English Guides to PubMed
http://nnlm.gov/training/resources/intlpubmedlinks.html

Learn to use PubMed, languages: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portugese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese

Ohio State University Medical Center Patient Education Materials
http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/patientcare/patient_education/
Copyrighted materials; includes handouts in Spanish and Somali.

Pregnancy Foresight Project: A Swedish Medical Center Resource for Preconception and Prenatal Education
http://www.swedishmedical.org/PregnancyForesight/OtherPrint.html
Other language materials includes source information for materials provided.

Refugee Health Information Network
http://www.rhin.org/

Multilingual information for health professionals, refugees and asylees (in print, audio and video formats)

Refugee Health - Immigrant Health
http://bearspace.baylor.edu/Charles_Kemp/www/refugee_health.htm
Covers issues in refugee and immigrant health and includes general background information on numerous incoming populations.

Twenty Four Languages
http://library.med.utah.edu/24languages/
Electronic access to over 200 health education brochures in 24 different languages; includes audio files as well as print handouts.

Resources for Specific Languages

Arabic

Urban Health Partners
http://www.lib.wayne.edu/shiffman/urbanhealth/
From the Shiffman Medical Library and Learning Resources Centers of Wayne State University. See the Arabic Language Health Materials links.

Cambodian/Khmer

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
http://www.library.tufts.edu/hsl/spiral/khmer.html
Provides consumer information in Cambodian/Khmer, (in addition to Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese) and on a wide variety of Internet resources including National Library of Medicine and Tufts University resources.

Chinese

Asian Pacific Islanders Women's Health
http://www.apanet.org/~fdala/
This multi-lingual site offers several languages to help Asian Pacific Islander women understand the importance of having mammograms and pap smears at regular intervals. There is information about how to make appointments and prepare for the procedures. Clinicians will find special materials they can use to personally recommend mammography and pap smears to their patients.

Chinese Community Health Resource Center
http://www.cchphmo.com/cchrchealth/health/healthedu/index_C.htm

Health Information Translations
http://www.healthinfotranslations.com/
From the Ohio State Medical Center, includes health information and hospital signage documents. Languages include: Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Tradition, English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Marshallese, Portuguese Brazillian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukranian and Vietnamese

HICUP -- Health Information in Chinese Uniting Patients, Physicians and the Public (Links to Chinese Information)
http://library.med.nyu.edu/patient/hicup
The HICUP website provides electronic access to quality patient education documents and consumer health information written in Chinese and links to other Chinese language health information web sites. HICUP helps English-speaking clinicians to communicate with their Chinese-speaking patients by having online access to medical literature in the patient's language.

Language Access Health Project
http://www.asiac.org/lahp.htm
A collection of translated materials relating to HIV/AIDS and health in over 30 languages. The program is the result of a collaboration between AIDS Services In Asian Communities and Congreso De Latino Unidos Inc.

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging
http://www.napca.org/Default.aspx?tabid=64
Senior health information available in PDF format in Chinese, Khmer, Korean, Samoan, Tagalog, Tonga, and Vietnamese. (Bilingual with English).

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
http://www.library.tufts.edu/hsl/spiral/chinese.html
Provides consumer information in Chinese, (as well as Cambodian/Khmer, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese and on a wide variety of Internet resources including National Library of Medicine and Tufts University resources.

French

Canadian Health Network
http://www.canadian-health-network.ca/
CHN is a national, non-profit, bilingual web-based health information service. Links to more than 17,000 English and French Canadian web-based resources that pass a rigorous quality assurance process to ensure that the information is timely, accurate, and relevant.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
http://ww2.heartandstroke.ca/
Information in English and French on heart disease, stroke, healthy living, and more is available on this Canadian non-profit's website.

German

Welt der Gesundheit
http://www.gesundheit.com
From AIDS to Zappelphilipp syndrome (or ADHD), this site gives information on hundreds of health topics in German.

Patienten-Informationsdienst
http://www.patienten-information.de
The portal offers over 1000 reliable sources of consumer health information in German.

Medicine-Worldwide
http://www.medicine-worldwide.de

Hmong

Hmong Health Website
http://www.hmonghealth.org
The goal of the Hmong Health Education Network's website is to provide access to health information for Hmong people and those who provide health, education and social services to the Hmong community. Categories of topics include family health, healthy living, traditional healing, talking with health providers, and more.

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
http://www.library.tufts.edu/hsl/spiral/hmong.html
Provides consumer information in Hmong (as well as Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese) and on a wide variety of Internet resources including National Library of Medicine and Tufts University resources.

Korean

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
http://www.library.tufts.edu/hsl/spiral/korean.html
Provides consumer information in Korean (as well as Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, Hmong, Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese) and on a wide variety of Internet resources including National Library of Medicine and Tufts University resources.

Laotian

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
http://www.library.tufts.edu/hsl/spiral/laotian.html
Provides consumer information in Laotian (as well as Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese) and on a wide variety of Internet resources including National Library of Medicine and Tufts University resources.

Russian

MedInfoRus -- Patient Education (Links to Russian Information)
http://medinforus.homestead.com/PInformation.html

Eurasia Health (Links to Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union languages)
http://www.eurasiahealth.org/index.jsp?&lng=ru

Spanish

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality en Español
http://www.ahcpr.gov/consumer/espanoix.htm

American Cancer Society "Informacion de referencia sobre el cancer
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ESP/ESP_0.asp

Cancer.gov Spanish Resources
http://www.cancer.gov/espanol

The Cancer Survival Toolbox
http://www.canceradvocacy.org/toolbox/

CDC -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention En Español
http://www.cdc.gov/spanish

Camino al Conocimiento: Recursos en Español sobre la Salud
http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_espanol.html

Consumer Health Materials in Spanish
http://nnlm.gov/outreach/consumer/chspanish.html

Denver Public Library Salud y Medicina
http://espanol.denverlibrary.org/health/home.htmll

Familydoctor.org Pamphlets in Spanish
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdoces/home.html

Hablemos en Confianza' (Let's Talk in Confidence)
http://www.hablemos.samhsa.gov/default.aspx

Healthfinder en Español
http://www.healthfinder.gov/espanol

Maternal Child and Health Library en Español
http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_espanol.html

MedlinePlus en español
http://medlineplus.gov/esp

Merck Manual of Medical Information -- Home Edition
http://www.msd.es/publicaciones/mmerck_hogar/home.htmll

MiPirámide
http://www.mypyramid.gov/sp-home.htmll
USDA's food pyramid Spanish language portal.

Multimedia Medical Spanish Translator
http://polyglot.topsailmultimedia.com/polyglot.html
Includes audio files so you can listen to the translated words and phrases.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/spanish.htm

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
http://espanol.ninds.nih.gov/

National Institutes of Health En Español
http://salud.nih.gov/

National Women's Health Information Center en Español
http://www.4women.gov/espanol/

NOAH -- New York Online Access to Health
http://www.noah-health.org

Oficina de Salud de las Minorias/ Office of Minority Health
http://www.omhrc.gov/espanol/
http://www.omhrc.gov/ Federal organization focusing on health concerns of minority populations.

Recursos en Español
http://www.med.utah.edu/pated/handouts/indexspan.cfm

University Of Utah's Patient Education Materials.
Spanish Materials Project
http://www.med.utah.edu/pated/handouts/indexspan.cfm

University of Michigan Health Systerm "Health Topics A-Z" En Espanol
http://health.med.umich.edu/healthcontent.cfm?id=294

Walgreens -- Bienvenidos a WalgreensEspañol.com
http://www.walgreensespanol.com/

Thai

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
http://www.library.tufts.edu/hsl/spiral/thai.html
Provides consumer information in Thai (as well as Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, and Vietnamese) and on a wide variety of Internet resources including National Library of Medicine and Tufts University resources.

Vietnamese

Promoting Good Health Through Diet and Lifestyle
http://nutrition.berkeley.edu/extension/vietnamese.health/

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
http://www.library.tufts.edu/hsl/spiral/vietnamese.html
Provides consumer information in Vietnameses (as well as Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, and Thai) and on a wide variety of Internet resources including National Library of Medicine and Tufts University resources.

Glossaries by Language

Babel Fish Translation Service
http://babel.altavista.com

Multilingual Glossary of Technical and Popular Medical Terms in Nine European Languages
http://allserv.rug.ac.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/welcome.html

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