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Region 4 News June 18th, 2024
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Translating Health Information Materials for Healthier Communities

Posted in: #CC/Academic List, #Health Interest List, #Health Sciences List, #Public/K-12 List, All Members

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. 

To learn more about how your Regional Medical Library can partner with your organization visit https://nnlm.gov/. 



Contact us at:
Network of the National Library of Medicine/NNLM Region 4
University of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5890
Phone: 801-587-3650
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

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