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Best of the Web: Health & Medicine » Health Info in Other Languages

  • This website contains an extensive listing of health resources in multiple languages. This website is a collaboration of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Consumer Outreach Librarians.
  • There are many agencies, organizations, associations, book and video distributors that are now providing bilingual information. The following list is a sampling of resources to utilize when looking for Spanish language consumer health information.
  • An excellent list of consumer health sites in French from the University of Rouen.
  • Portal sanitario desde el cual se podra acceder a los mejores portales especificos dentro del campo de la Salud.
  • This website contains patient education materials available in a variety of different languages. EthnoMed is a joint project of University of Washington Health Sciences Library and the Harborview Medical Center's Community House Calls Program.
  • Women's health resources with emphasis on resources for pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Health brochures and patient education materials from a variety of sources.
  • The BC HealthFiles are easy-to-understand fact sheets on health and safety topics such as: common illnesses, environmental health concerns, problems with pests, and health and safety tips. Some topics are available in other languages: Chinese, Farsi, Punjab, Spanish, French and Vietnamese.
  • This web page provides links to many health topics PDF files in Portuguese and English. It is maintained by MedlinePlus a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
  • The United States National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services, maintains a lsiting of health resources in many languages.
  • This new easy-to-use Spanish-language consumer resource offers over 300 topics from 70 government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Users of the site can switch easily between Spanish and English versions of the same information. English-speaking family members or health-professionals can use this feature to search in English for information to share with Spanish-speaking relatives or patients.
  • Links to hospitals in the Bronx from NOAH (New York Online Access to Health).
  • The Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse provides free health promotion materials for a range of health topics in a variety of languages.Some of the information is specific to Massachusetts.
  • Developed by a group of NYC medical librarians, this site offers annotated links to medical sites, directories, an encyclopedia, and other resources. See also: A PubMed search guide.
  • Comprehensive, free, commercial site with lots of useful information. The largest and first German health website.
  • Specific diseases and conditions, dictionaries and directories, clinical trials, health news concerning the Hispanic community.
  • An extensive source for multi-cultural resources, this website contains information for cultural competency, health literacy, law, policy, and standards, organizations and portals, etc.
  • Reliable and easy-to-use site sponsored by the New York Academy of Medicine and The New York Public Library.
  • Health Issues affecting Hispanic/Latina American women from the National Women's Health Information Center.
  • SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages is a joint initiative of the South Cove Community Health Center and Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library is supported by a grant from the New England Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
  • Electronic access to over 200 health education brochures in 24 different languages. This is a project of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, in partnership with the Utah Department of Health, the Immunization Action Coalition, AAPCHO, and many others to improve access to health materials in multiple languages. Languages covered include:Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian, Chinese, Croatian, Farsi, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbo - Croatian, Somali, Tagalog, Thai, Tongan and Vietnamese

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