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Topics (Laotian Lao)

AIDS/HIV Exercise Men's Health
Asthma Eye Health Mental Health
Bone and Joint Care Foot Health Substance Abuse
Cancer Heart Health Tuberculosis (TB)
Children and Teens Hepatitis Vaccinations
Dental Health Influenza (Flu) Women's Health
Diabetes Injury Prevention Nutrition
Domestic Abuse Medication Senior Health
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Translated Nurse-to-Patient Communication Handout - Laotian Lao/EnglishPDF Document
Source: EthnoMed/Harborview Medical Center - Seattle, WA


Other web sites with Laotian Lao resources:

Diversity Health Institute Clearinghouse

Emergency and Community Health Outreach (ECHO)

NSW Health Department Multicultural Health Communication Service

Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN)


AIDS/HIV AIDS/HIV


Asthma Asthma


Bone and Joint Care Bone and Joint Care

Arthritis - you can do something about it PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia


Cancer Cancer

Skin Cancer: How to Enjoy the Outdoors without Damaging Your SkinPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia


Children/Teens Children and Teens

Alpha Thalassemia (Bart's)PDF Document
Source: Washington State Department of Health

Antenatal Edinburgh ScalePDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

BullyingPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Co-Sleeping Safely with Your BabyPDF Document
Source: Contra Costa SIDS Program/California SIDS Program

Depression during pregnancy and early parenthoodPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Early Childhood Milestone Map PDF Document
Source: Autism Speaks

Helping your child with countingPDF file
Source:New South Wales Department of Education and Training - Australia

Hemoglobin EPDF Document
Source: Washington State Department of Health

How to Approach Drug Issues with Your FamilyPDF file
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Lead and Health - Is Your Family at RiskPDF file
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Lead - Your Safe HomePDF file
Source: University of Minnesota Extension Service

Making Up a Baby's Cot (SIDS Prevention)PDF Document
Source: SIDS and Kids - National SIDS Council of Australia

Nutrition and Physical Activity for ChildrenPDF Document
Source: College of Natural Resources, University of California - Berkeley

Parvovirus B19 and Fifth DiseasePDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Preventing Youth SuicidePDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - SIDSPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia


Dental Health Dental Health

Health History FormPDF Document
Source: MetLife Dental and the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry


Diabetes Diabetes

Diabetes: You Can Manage ItPDF Document
Source: National Diabetes Education Program

Diabetes in Pregnancy - Gestational DiabetesPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Managing Diabetes: You Can Do ItPDF Document
Source: National Diabetes Education Program

Preventing DiabetesPDF Document
Source: National Diabetes Education Program

Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your DiabetesPDF Document
Source: National Diabetes Education Program

Women and DiabetesPDF Document
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration/American Diabetes Association


Domestic Violence Domestic Abuse

Domestic Violence Hurts the Whole FamilyPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

No one has the right to hurt you PDF Document
Source: Refugee Health Section and Domestic Violence Prevention Project - California

Wife Assault: Let's Break the Silence
Source: Ontario Women's Directorate - Canada


Exercise Exercise


Eye Care Eye Health


Foot Care Foot Health


Heart Health Heart Health

Hypertension-The Silent Killer PDF Document
Source: Heartland Health Outreach - Chicago, Illinois/Refugee Health Information Network

Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your DiabetesPDF Document
Source: National Diabetes Education Program

Two Reasons to Prevent DiabetesPDF Document
Source: National Diabetes Education Program


Hepatitis Hepatitis

Hepatitis B and Moms-to-be: New Brochure about Pregnancy and Hepatitis B PDF Document
Source: Asian Liver Center at Stanford University

Know HBV: What Every Asian and Pacific Islander Should Know About Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer
Source: Asian Liver Center at Stanford University



Influenza (the 'Flu') Influenza (Flu)

Avian Influenza - 'Bird Flu'PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Influenza Vaccine PDF Document
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/ Immunization Action Coalition


Injury Prevention and Safety Injury Prevention

Carbon Monoxide
Source: University of Minnesota Extension Service

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning PDF Document
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chainsaw Safety PDF Document
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Electricity is SHOCKING!" PDF Document
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Handwashing [Poster] PDF Document
Source: University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service

Health History Form PDF Document
Source: MetLife Dental and the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Heat Related IllnessPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Lead and Health - Is Your Family at Risk PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Lead
Source: University of Minnesota Extension Service

Molds
Source: University of Minnesota Extension Service

Radon
Source: University of Minnesota Extension Service

"Watch Your Step!" - Ladder & Roof Safety PDF Document
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

West Nile Virus: Avoid Mosquito Bites to Avoid Infection PDF Document
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

West Nile Virus: What You Need to Know PDF Document
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Medication Injury Prevention


Men's Health Men's Health

Male Condom PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia


Mental Health Mental Health

Depression during pregnancy and early parenthoodPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Does Someone You Know Have a Mental Illness? PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Help for Anxiety Problems PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Preparing for Change Gambling Handbook PDF Document
Source: Addictions Foundation of Manitoba - Canada

Preventing Youth Suicide PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia


Nutrition Nutrition

Asian Food Pyramid PDF Document
Source: Nutrition for New Americans Project

Better Health Begins With You PDF Document
Source: Nutrition for New Americans Project

Better Health for Mother and Baby PDF Document
Source: Nutrition for New Americans Project

Better Nutrition for Mature Adults PDF Document
Source: Nutrition for New Americans Project

Good Food for Kids PDF Document
Source: Nutrition for New Americans Project

Nutrition and Physical Activity for ChildrenPDF Document
Source: College of Natural Resources, University of California - Berkeley


Senior Health

Senior Health

Food Stamp Information: Fact Sheet of Eligibility for Seniors and Disables Persons PDF Document
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Growing Older, but Staying Well PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia


Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)


Substance Abuse Substance Abuse

Alcohol and drug problems happen in all kinds of familiesPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

How to Approach Drug Issues with Your Family PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia


Tuberculosis (TB) Tuberculosis (TB)

Active Tuberculosis (TB) Disease PDF Document
Source: Minnesota Department of Health

Instructions for Collecting Sputum for TB PDF Document
Source: Minnesota Department of Health

Mantoux Skin Test PDF Document
Source: Minnesota Department of Health

TB Contact Investigations PDF Document
Source: Minnesota Department of Health

Treatment for Latent Tuberculosis Infection PDF Document
Source: Minnesota Department of Health

Tuberculosis PDF Document
Source: Massachusetts Department of Health

Tuberculosis Information PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia


Vaccinations Vaccinations

Hib Vaccine PDF Document
Source: Centers for Disease Control/Immunization Action Coalition

Polio Vaccine PDF Document
Source: Centers for Disease Control/Immunization Action Coalition

Polio Vaccine (Oral) PDF Document
Source: Centers for Disease Control/Immunization Action Coalition


Women's Health Women's Health

Antenatal Edinburgh Scale PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Diabetes in Pregnancy - Gestational DiabetesPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Diaphragms PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Hysterectomy PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Stages of Pregnancy and Labour PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

When Menopause Affects Relationships PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Women and DiabetesPDF Document
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration/American Diabetes Association