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The largely immigrant, Latino workforce in the forestry industry is essential to US forest management, yet vulnerable because of documentation status, lack of English proficiency, low literacy, occupational immobility, working in remote locations under contracted employment, and deficiencies in skills training. These materials were developed under an academic-community partnership between the University of Washington’s Pacific… Read More »
Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on March 28 at 3:00 pm EST for the webinar HealthReach: Health Information in Many Languages. This session, organized by NNLM- South Central Region will discuss the National Library of Medicine resource, HealthReach. This resource offers health information in a variety of languages for those who work… Read More »
The annual issue of NIH MedlinePlus Salud magazine is now available online and in print. Salud, which means health in Spanish, is a free magazine of NIH and the Friends of the National Library of Medicine. Salud brings accurate and timely information in Spanish and English on health topics to patients and helps explain how NIH turns “discovery into… Read More »
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As of August 2017 over 116,000 men, women, and children are on the national transplant waiting list and the number continues to climb. According to Organdonor.gov, 95% of U.S. adults support organ donation but only 54% actually have signed up as donors. One donor has the ability to save up to 8 lives. Have you… Read More »
The Centers for Disease Control provides healthcare consumer information in Spanish and English to inform about seasonal flu. The best way to control seasonal flu is to be vaccinated each year. Learn more about how to prevent flu, the different types of flue vaccines, and the facts and misconceptions about flu vaccines. Information on preventive… Read More »
The holiday season can be a time of joy, but it can also be a time of major stress. Financial worries, family expectations, and other causes of stress may lead to both mental and physical symptoms, such as depression, irritability, and digestive problems. Find ways to help relieve stress during the holidays through National Library… Read More »
Laboratory tests (often known as lab tests) check a sample of blood, urine, or body tissues, and then a technician or doctor analyzes the test samples to see if the results fall within a normal range. It may be difficult for patients to understand the purpose and results of lab tests, so the National Library… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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.