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24 Languages Project: Health Education Brochures in Multiple Languages
(University of Utah/ Utah Department of Health)
Provides health education brochures in 24 different languages, including: Chinese, Cambodian, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Thai and Vietnamese.

Asian American Health
(National Library of Medicine)
Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, this web site is designed to increase public awareness of Asian American health concerns. Links

Asian and Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials Tool
(American Cancer Society/Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training)
Provides links to participating Web sites that have Asian or Pacific Islander education materials on their Web sites. The materials referenced here have been screened by the participating Web sites for medical accuracy and cultural relevance. Those agencies remain solely responsible for the content of their material.

Clinical Practice Guidelines
(U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality)
Consists of a series of 19 Clinical Practice Guidelines. Each guideline has several versions as listed: Clinical Practice Guidelines, Quick Reference Guides for Clinicians, and Consumer Versions.

Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Public Health Preparedness
(Yale Center for Public Health Preparedness)
This issue of the Yale Center for Public Health Preparedness Newsletter defines cultural and linguistic competence, discusses their importance in public health preparedness plans and provides advice for organizations which wish to better integrate diverse populations into public health preparedness strategies.

Culture Clues
(Univesity of Washington Medical Center)
Tip sheets for clinicians, designed to increase awareness about concepts and preferences of patients from the diverse cultures

Cultural Competence Resources for Health Care Providers
(U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration)
Site presents assessment tools, training resources, and a wealth of information related to health care delivery to special populations, including culture and language-specific groups.

Disaster Preparedness Materials
(American Red Cross)
Links to disaster preparedness materials in Cambodian, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, and Vietnamese.

Diversity Health Institute Clearinghouse
The Diversity Health Institute Clearinghouse is a central access point for information on multicultural health in Australia. Its aim is to bring together the myriad of work conducted in the area nationally.

DiversityRx
(National Conference of State Legislatures, Resources for Cross Cultural Health Care, and
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)
A clearinghouse of information on how to meet the language and cultural needs of minorities, immigrants, refugees and other diverse populations seeking health care.

Emergency and Community Health Outreach (ECHO)
Minnesota collaborative of public health, safety, ethnic and non-profit agencies.Public health advisories and emergency alerts for Minnesota's refugee and immigrant populations are presented in six languages, including Vietnamese, Hmong, Lao, and Khmer.

Emergency Multilingual Phrasebook
British Red Cross Society/Department of Health, United Kingdom
Endorsed by the British Association for Emergency Medicine (BAEM), the Emergency Multilingual Phrasebook is translated into 36 languages. It covers the most common medical questions and terms to help first contact staff communicate with patients who do not speak

Ethnomed
Contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants.

Federation of Chinese American and Chinese Canadian Medical Societies (FCMS)
Contains links to health information in Chinese and English, as well as information on the activities and publications of the Federation.

Health and Literacy Special Collection
Goal of this collection is to support the integration of health and literacy education in adult basic education programs and health literacy awareness in health care settings. It also aims to provide direct access to easy-to-read health information, and health resources in languages other than English.

Health Information Translations
(Ohio State University Medical Center, Mount Carmel Health and OhioHealth)
A collaborative project of the three adult health systems in central Ohio; The Ohio State University Medical Center, Mount Carmel Health and OhioHealth. Site provides culturally appropriate materials to promote health education and wellness among immigrant populations who may not speak English as a primary language.

Health Services Technology Assessment Texts (HSTAT)
(U.S. National Library of Medicine)
Provides access to full-text documents useful for health care decision making. Documents include: clinical practice guidelines, quick-reference guides for clinicians, consumer health brochures, evidence reports and technology assessments.

Healthy People 2010
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
A comprehensive set of health objectives for the nation to achieve over the first decade of the new century. Web site provides basic consumer health information via the healthfinder® database, as well as statistics on the nation's health, and leading health indicators.

Lab Tests Online
(American Association for Clinical Chemistry)
A library of laboratory tests. Provides helpful background for understanding why a test might be given and how to interpret its results. Also explains what kind of sample, or specimen, is required to perform the test. Site offers answers to some commonly asked questions and provides a section Understanding Your Tests for consumer oriented information about laboratory tests and procedures. Information on home tests, reference ranges and patient anxiety are included in the section. A Chinese language version is also available.

National Center for Cultural Competence
(Georgetown University)
The mission of the National Center for Cultural Competence is to increase the capacity of health care and mental health care programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems to address growing diversity, persistent disparities, and to promote health and mental health equity.

National Guideline Clearinghouse
(U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality)
A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Guidelines can be browsed by the following categories: Organization, Disease/Condition, or Treatment/Intervention.

Office of Minority Health (OMH)
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
The OMH Web site contains lists of OMH funded programs & initatives, a searchable database of health publications & programs, minority health data/statistics, and links to both federal and non-federal health information.

Office of Refugee and Immigrant Health (ORIH)
(Massachusetts Department of Public Health - Office of Multicultural Health)
Activities of the ORIH include: generating partnerships with newcomer communities, providing technical assistance around interpreting and translation, enhancing hospital interpreter services, and gathering and publishing information on newcomer communities.

Pain Scales in Multiple Languages
(The British Pain Society)
A series of pain scales to assess with communicating areas of pain for people suffering with pain where English is not their first language.

Provider's Guide to Quality & Culture
(Management Sciences for Health)
Features profiles of various cultural groups, topics related to quality and culture, book excerpts and links to additional resources.

Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN)
A national collaborative partnership, managed by refugee health professionals, whose objective is to provide quality multilingual, health information resources for those providing care to resettled refugees and asylees. Sources of these materials include federal, state and local public health agencies; national organizations; health care agencies; community-based organizations; academic institutions and international organizations.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Contains links to health data & statistics, informationby health topic, and the following publications: