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  • Multilingual Health Information

    Below you will find a list of links to sites that present health literacy information in other languages, in addition to English.

  • Culture, Health and Literacy
    An addendum to the Health and Literacy Compendium with a focus on issues of culture and multi-lingual materials.
    http://www.worlded.org/us/health/docs/culture/index.html

    Ethnomed
    Targeted to those who work with refugees or immigrants, this site includes extensive information on integrating cultural information into clinical practice, and a collection of patient education materials in a variety of languages, some in audio or video format.
    http://ethnomed.org/

    MedlinePlus
    Interactive tutorials that teach about a variety of health topics using animated graphics, with sound and simple text. Available in both English and Spanish.
    :: English:
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorial.html

    :: Spanish: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/tutorial.html

    New South Wales (NSW) Multicultural Health Communication Service
    This site has resources to help health professionals communicate better with non-English speakers and multilingual patient information. Search for publications and resources by language or topic.
    http://www.mhcs.health.nsw.gov.au/

    Speaking Books
    These books can be developed for specific audiences and health topics. Each page reads aloud with the push of a button. The books include topics such as diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and suicide prevention and could be used in waiting rooms or adult education classes. Several language versions.
    http://booksofhope.com/

    S*P*I*R*A*L
    This site contains patient information on a variety of health topics in a variety of Asian languages. You can search the site by topic or language.
    http://www.library.tufts.edu/hsl/spiral/

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