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Recursos en español: Huracán Maria; Terremoto en la Ciudad de México

Posted by on September 26th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Huracán Maria La guía de información para la salud en desastres, Huracanes 2017, de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina se ha actualizado para incluir recursos específicos para los huracanes María, Irma y Harvey. Recursos en español para el huracán Maria Huracán Maria (Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades) Huracán Maria (FEMA) Búsquedas de… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News, Websites



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Updated Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information from NLM

Posted by on August 16th, 2017 0 comments

The list of Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information from the National Library of Medicine, Outreach and Special Populations Branch has been updated with new resources added under all sections.  Find links to reliable online resources that cover cultural competency, health literacy, health resources in multiple languages, limited English proficiency, multicultural research, and more.  New sections have also been added to the list,… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News, Websites



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Tools for Health Project

Posted by on June 14th, 2017 0 comments

The Washington State Coalition for Language Access provides resources for patients (in any state!) to inform both healthcare consumers and providers information regarding the use of interpreter services in healthcare settings. The Tools for Health Project includes Know Your Rights flyers and Ispeak cards to identify the language spoken by patients.

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual



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National HIV Test Day Resources in Spanish from NLM

Posted by on June 6th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day and resources on HIV testing and diagnosis are available in Spanish through the National Library of Medicine. Find Spanish-language resources on AIDSource and infoSIDA, and share these resources with Spanish-speaking communities to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis. AIDSource:  Under the section Prevención del VIH:… Read More »

Posted in: HIV/AIDS, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Websites



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NIH Launches Spanish Health Information Portal

Posted by on April 28th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a Spanish-language health information website, Portal de Información de Salud de NIH, in Summer 2016, although some may not be aware of the site. The site offers free, evidence-based health information from across the NIH, on topics ranging from child health to aging. The mobile-friendly site includes… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Public Health, Websites



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New Language Access Portal

Posted by on March 22nd, 2017 0 comments

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities introduces a new tool to help with their commitment to addressing language barrier and improving health information literacy. The Language Access Portal is meant to be a resource for researchers, public and community health professionals, healthcare providers and other who work with populations subject to health… Read More »

Posted in: Multilingual



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Chemicals in Cigarettes (in English and Spanish)

Posted by on March 8th, 2017 0 comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has created a set of videos and interactive tools to lay the foundation for an important public health goal: to publish a list of the harmful and potentially harmful chemicals in tobacco in a way that is easy to understand. These videos provide the opportunity to explore the production of… Read More »

Posted in: General, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Public Health



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Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit in Spanish

Posted by on February 22nd, 2017 0 comments

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has translated their Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit into Spanish. The toolkit Equips health care providers, communities and local governments with material to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Learn more and download the free toolkit here:

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual



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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Tox Town

Posted by on February 20th, 2017 0 comments

Tox Town, an interactive environmental health website from the National Library of Medicine, has a plain language page on carbon monoxide: what it is, human health consequences, and how to prevent poisoning. Using the scenes in Tox Town, users can view locations and occupations where carbon monoxide can be found. Tox Town is available in… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Multilingual, Websites



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Four Steps to Managing Your Diabetes for Life

Posted by on January 30th, 2017 0 comments

The National Diabetes Education Program, part of the Centers for Disease Control, has updated its 4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life booklet. It has been reviewed for plain language and is available in 13 languages. Download here:

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Multilingual

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