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PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION

Outreach Resources

Multi-Lingual Health Information

Health literacy includes providing health information that is both culturally appropriate and language appropriate. This list is not comprehensive. Consider also checking your state and county health department.

MedlinePlus in Spanish
MedlinePlus is the premier consumer health resource of the National Library of Medicine (NLM).  Information available in Spanish is just a click away.

MedlinePlus, Health Information in Multiple Languages
MedlinePlus includes some information in multiple languages. Health information can be searched alphabetically by language or by health topic.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Spanish Health Information Portal
NIH provides Spanish language health information from across NIH in one place. In addition, the "Ask Carla" feature invites visitors to ask questions and to add comments about finding health information. Also, visit the individual NIH institutes, centers, and offices to locate health information that may be offered in additional languages.

EthnoMed
This resource is based out of the University of Washington's Harborview Medical Center and provides cultural and health information about immigrant and refugee groups. Though the information is specific to Seattle, WA, the information is also applicable in other areas of the country. Information for healthcare providers as well as for patients is culturally appropriate and available in several languages.

Health Information Translations
This collaborative effort from central Ohio provides plain language health information resources for healthcare professionals and others working in communities where English may not be the primary language.

Office of Minority Health en español
The Office of Minority Health is operated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides information on funding, data/statistics, cultural competency, health topics and minority populations and is available in Spanish.

iSpeak Cards
iSpeak cards, developed by the Washington State Coalition for Language Access, are tools to assist people in requesting the service of an interpreter. You can print these cards, which are available in over 30 languages, and make them available for community members to more easily receive interpretation services in health care settings.