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Health Resources for Diverse Ethnic and Cultural Populations

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  • The Office of Minority Health
    A nationwide service of the Office of Minority Health, the Public Health Service, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • 24 Languages Project
    This website “is a project of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, in partnership with the Utah Department of Health, the Immunization Action Coalition, AAPCHHO and many others, to improve access to health materials in multiple languages.”  Consumer health brochures and sound recordings in multiple languages are available here.
  • Ethnomed 
    "This site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to immigrant health care."  Culture-specific pages include: Amharic, Cambodian, Chinese, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Hispanic, Oromo, Somali, Tigrean, Vietnamese and others.
  • Health Information Translations
    Health Information Translations is designed to improve health education to patients with limited English skills.  This website is maintained by The Ohio State University Medical Center, Ohio Health, Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus Medical Association Foundation and the American Medical Association Foundation.
  • Immunization Action Coalition
    The Immunization Action Coalition works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease.  Information is available in English and thirty-two (32) other languages.
  • Maternal and Child Health Library
    “The Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University provides the MCH community with accurate and timely information on a broad range of topics.”  It includes materials “in numerous languages other than English, and the Organizations Database identifies additional sources for these materials.”
  • Minority Women’s Health
    This website “can help you learn about the most common health risks and concerns of minority women.”  The website is maintained by the National Women’s Health Information Center, a service of the Office of Women’s Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Multilingual Health Information
    The National Network of Libraries of Medicine offers consumer health information in a variety of  languages, including glossaries, at this website.
  • MedlinePlus
    Información de Salud, un servicio de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina y los Institutos Nacionales de Salud.
    • Noticias ordenadas por tema
      Este sitio da las noticias se reactualizan cada 90 días.
    • Tutoriales Interactivos de Salud
      Los tutoriales interactivos enumerados a continuación han sido creados por el Patient Education Institute (Instituto para la Educación del Paciente).  Tiene muchos tutoriales ofreciendo información acerca de diferentes enfermedades, medidas para su prevención y procedimientos médicos.
  • Medicinas, Hierbas y Suplementos de MedlinePlus.  Aprenda sobre sus medicamentos de receta y de venta libre.  Incluyendo efectos secundarios, dosis, precauciones especiales y mucho más.
  • healthfinder (español)
    Esta sección del healthfinder® contiene fuentes de información seleccionadas en español.  Esta información le puede servir de guía en la toma de decisiones acerca de su salud.
  • NOAH
    NOAH aspira proporcionarle al consumidor información sobre la salud que sea de alta calidad, oportuna, precisa, pertinente e imparcial.  NOAH provee en inglés y en español.
  • ¡Bien! Health
    ¡BIEN! Es una red educativa de la salud patrocinado por la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina.  Provee información gratuita para el pueblo de la región fronteriza, tanto consumidores de la salud como profesionales.
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
    A national advocacy organization (APIAHF) dedicated to promoting policy, program and research efforts for the improvement of health status of all Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
  • S*P*I*R*A*L
    Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages.  The pages of SPIRAL may be viewed in Chinese, Cambodian/Khmer, Hmong Lus Hmoob, Korean, Laotian, Thai or Vietnamese.
  • American Indian Health
    This site provides links to information on health topics, traditional healing, environmental health, research and data, healthcare access, organizations, tribes, etc. 
  • Indian Health Service
    The Indian Health Service (IHS) is an agency within the US Dept. of Health and Human Services and is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
  • Native Health Databases
    Contains bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations. Document delivery is currently free on any article found in this database.