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Dental Hygiene Resources

Posted by on October 3rd, 2016 0 comments

October is Dental Hygiene Month. The National Library of Medicine has resources to promote good oral health. Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce has a Dental Public Health topic page that includes Health Promotion resources: Multilingual Resources include: Child Dental Health (MedlinePlus): Dental Health (MedlinePlus): HealthReach:

Posted in: Children and Teens, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News



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Free Bilingual Resources

Posted by on September 28th, 2016 0 comments

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases presents two free bilingual resources. Ana’s Story: Sports Injuries/La historia de Ana: Lesiones deportivas and Isabel’s Story: Osteoporosis/La historia de Isabel: Osteoporosis. These fotonovelas provide reliable information on preventing and managing sports injuries and osteoporosis in an engaging, easy-to-read format to help patients, family members, and others learn… Read More »

Posted in: Multilingual



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Updated Resource, Birth Control Guide

Posted by on September 13th, 2016 0 comments

Office of Women’s Health and the FDA have an updated resource, Birth Control Guide/Guía de Métodos Anticonceptivos. This easy-to-read chart provides information on the safety and effectiveness of FDA-approved medicines and devices for birth control. Learn more Download the chart in English (PDF) Descarge en español (PDF) And to learn more about other methods of… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual



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Learn about Zika with Sesame Street in English and Spanish

Posted by on August 18th, 2016 0 comments Tags:

Get in touch with your inner child and watch Sesame Street‘s Raya teach Elmo about preventing Zika virus in these 30-second clips. Elmo and Raya Learn About Zika – focuses on preventing mosquitoes from breeding (Spanish version from Plaza Sésamo: Elmo y Raya saben sobre el zika) Elmo and Raya Learn How To Prevent Mosquito Bites (Spanish version from Plaza Sésamo: Elmo… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Multilingual, Public Health



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Build Your Own Zika Prevention Kit

Posted by on July 11th, 2016 0 comments

Do you live in or are traveling to an area that has the mosquito that spreads Zika? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has downloadable posters and handouts in multiple languages. The materials provide guidance for pregnant women and for people who want to build a home Zika prevention kit. Download materials:

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Multilingual, Public Health, Regional Information



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New Diabetes App

Posted by on June 22nd, 2016 0 comments

“Diabetes: Your Way” by Mount Sinai Beth Israel Center for Health and Healing, works for everyone but was designed to specifically address the point of view of Black and Hispanic people with diabetes. The free app, available in English and Spanish, helps with setting goals, food and exercise guidance, relaxation ideas and more:

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual



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HealthReach Webinar

Posted by on May 31st, 2016 0 comments

Date: June 9, 2016 Time: Noon to 1 PM Eastern Presenter: Laura Bartlett / Outreach and Special Populations Branch, National Library of Medicine Description: HealthReach is a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with, or providing care to, individuals with limited English proficiency. In Spring 2016, the site was redesigned…. Read More »

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



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Pediatric palliative care materials

Posted by on May 23rd, 2016 0 comments

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) has created materials for families of children with serious illnesses. The materials were developed with input from families and include fact sheets, personal stories and resources. Palliative Care: Conversations Matter®: Materials in Spanish:

Posted in: Children and Teens, Multilingual



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Fighting Mental Illness Stigma to Help End Health Disparities

Posted by on April 14th, 2016 0 comments

People like Dior Vargas are activity combating negative stigma surrounding mental illness. provides facts, community conversation guides, and suggestions on talking with family and friends about mental illness (in English and Español). Image and links seen on National Minority Health Month Twitter chat, #NMHM16Chat

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Websites



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National Public Health Week 2016

Posted by on April 7th, 2016 0 comments

Adapted from the Outreach and Special Populations Branch of the National Library of Medicine It’s nearing the end of National Public Health Week 2016. Outreach and Special Populations Branch provides a variety of reliable information resources to help improve public health information access, including: HealthReach – Multilingual and multicultural public health information for those working with or… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, HIV/AIDS, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Websites

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