Kiara Comfort, Education and Outreach Coordinator, for Mid Continental Region in Nebraska worked with the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition’s clinic to create a way to promote health literacy to its patients. We discussed the need to have materials available in multiple languages to serve its diverse community and what those materials may be. NUIHC provided materials that would be beneficial if translated to other languages for the clinic’s patients. The materials were translated into Arabic, Kurdish and Spanish. By offering these materials to the clinic’s patients they are able to proactively take charge of their health.
NNLM provides materials in multiple languages. One resource is MedlinePlus, a consumer health information tool that allows users to find reliable health information. MedlinePlus covers a wide range of topics that are available in over 50 languages. The website and its magazine NIH MedlinePlus Magazine are available in Spanish and English.
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