We recognize that EthnoMed provides limited information about the culture and health issues pertaining to Hispanic/Latino communities, the largest immigrant population in the United States, and an ethnic grouping that is racially and culturally very diverse, . In order to avoid duplicating efforts in producing new materials, and to focus our limited resources on smaller immigrant populations for whom there is more limited information available, we recommend links to external websites to access quality information for/about Hispanic/Latino cultures and health issues. See Related Websites sections below.
Mexican Cultural Profile
EthnoMed provides information about Mexican history, culture and community with emphasis on health related issues.
Patient Education Materials: Spanish
EthnoMed maintains a small collection of health education materials in Spanish with English included or available separately. For additional sources of Spanish language health information, see below.
Hispanic/Latino Clinical Topics
Articles and information on EthnoMed about health care topics related to Hispanic/Latino cultures.
- The 10 Largest Hispanic Origin Groups: Characteristics, Rankings, Top Counties
This report from the Pew Hispanic Center examines the Hispanic population of the U.S. by its 10 largest origin groups. Data for this report is derived from the 2010 American Community Survey which provides detailed geographic and economic characteristics for each group.
- Cultural Insights: Communicating with Hispanics/Latinos A CDC report and quick summary of health marketing and communication research and trends that might have implications for CDC and public health partners.
- See Publications link for Cultural Proficiency resources.
- Cultural Profiles Projects (Canada) Includes many basic profiles, including those for many of the Central and South American countries where Spanish is spoken. No longer being updated, but information still relevant.
- Health Status and Determinants of Health of Hispanic Populations A Hispanic Health Course offered by the Department of Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine. The course is designed for health professional interested in learning about the health of Hispanic subpopulations in the United States and abroad.
Related Websites: Spanish Language Health Information Online
- Medlineplus Informacion de Salud This website is an excellent starting place for finding quality health information in Spanish on many health topics. The site offers education resources like interactive tutorials, easy to read articles, dictionary definitions, and much more.
- Work Group on Diabetes of the Sociedad Andaluza de Medicina Familiar y Communitaria A comprehensive and thorough website with Diabetes health information in Spanish.
- Federacion Diabetelogica Colombiana A Spanish site with a terminology dictionary and education materials on diabetes
- US Dept. of Health and Human Services
- National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
- National Network Libraries of Medicine
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
- Centers for Disease Control
- New York Online Access to Health
- Office on Women's Health, Us Dept. of Health and Human Services
- Consumer and Patient Health Information
- Senior Health Issues, Medline Plus, US National Library of Medicine
- Directory of Spanish English, English Spanish Dictionaries on the Web
- 100Mejores - Salud
- ABC Medicus
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Spanish
- National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS).
Informacion para el Consumidor (Information for the Consumer), a collection of Spanish language, science-based resources about dietary supplements, including fact sheets on vitamins and minerals.