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Improving Health Literacy: Improving Health Communication

Provides information and resources on improving health communication.

Multilanguage Resources

Healthy Roads Media -- resources in 18 languages, 100 topics, 5 formats

 

ECHO (Emergency and Community Health Outreach) provides life-saving health and safety information in multiple languages.

 

MedlinePlus.gov Multiple Language List

 

Refugee Health Information Network Multilple Languages Page

 

SPIRAL (Selected Patient Information in Asian Languages)

 

EXTENSIVE, Multi-topic resources from Hawai'i AIDS Education and Training Center

 

(NOTE: This link is broken. I went to the Hawai'i AIDS Education and Training Center site and it seems they no longer have a link to non-English brochures. But here is a link to the homepage.)

 

Health Information Translations from The Ohio State University Medical Center, Mount Carmel Health System  and OhioHealth

 

From the Henry Ford Health System, Multilingual Health Information

 

University of Michigan Health Systems Program for Multicultural Health

 

Specifically about the "swine flu" in several languages, see Larry Ferlazzo's blog

 

All about hand washing -- sing it, watch it, draw it, color it in English, Creole, Spanish, French, and Portuguese at Henry the Hand

 

The CDC in multiple languages

 

English and Spanish handouts compiled from numerous sources, Community Care of North Carolina/Patient Management Tools

 

Japanese Resources

神保先生の日本家庭健康ポッドキャスト (Dr. Jimbo's Japanese Family Health Podcast)

Spanish Language Resources

CDC en Espanol

From Learning About Diabetes, colorful handouts to print in English and Spanish.

The Wellness Information Zone is a Humana Foundation project providing health information in everyday language. 

MedlinePlus is available entirely in Spanish.

MHLATP

Michigan Health Literacy Awareness Training Program

"This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. N01-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago.”