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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.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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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 »
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: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/gwnz
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 »
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: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/0slr
Whenever you learn about a new health topic, you’ll need to become familiar with a new set of terms related to the topic, which is when a glossary may come in handy. Specialized Information Services at the National Library of Medicine provides access to glossaries covering a range of health topics, from HIV/AIDS to disaster-related terminology: HIV/AIDS:… Read More »
Every patient should ask questions when getting a new prescription. This is especially important when your doctor, dentist or other health care professional prescribes you an opioid, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine and morphine. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) provides information to assist health care consumers to dialog with their physicians before taking opioids…. Read More »