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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. 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.


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.”