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Information about asthma, in several languages.
Common question about blood. Information about reasons for drawing blood and what different blood tests mean. Available in English, Somali and Spanish languages
Patient education information about breastfeeding
Patient education materials about cancer
Pages to facilitate communication between provider and patient.
Patient education materials about Diabetes, in a number of languages.
Domestic Violence
Information and resources around issues of domestic violence
Emergency Preparedness
Resources and information about emergency preparedness and disaster planning.
End of Life
Exercise/Physical Activity
Folder with patient education materials about flu (including swine flu and other kinds of infectious flu)
Information for patients about the various types of Hepatitis.
Folder containing patient education materials related to the topic of HIV/AIDS
Information for patients about high blood pressure.
Mental Health
Folder containing patient education materials about topics related to mental health and illness
Information for patients on the topic of pain.
Pediatric Health
Common pediatric conditions and educational materials on topics of cough/cold, diaper rash, fever, rickets, vomiting/diarrhea, and other related topics.
Refugee Health
Folder for patient education materials around issues specific to refugee and/or immigrant health.
Reproductive Health
Patient education materials about reproductive health topics.
Folder containing patient education materials about Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Information for patients about smoking and health.
Tests / Procedures / Radiology
Translated information for patients about preparing for tests and examination procedures.
Patient education materials about TB in various languages.
Youtube videos

Browse by Language

Listing of patient education materials in Amharic language.
Listing of patient education materials in Chinese language.
Listing of patient education materials in Hmong language.
Listing of patient education materials in Karen language.
Listing of patient education materials in Khmer language.
Listing of patient education materials in Oromo language.
Listing of patient education materials in Somali language.
Listing of patient education materials in Spanish language.
Listing of patient education materials in Tigrinya language.
Listing of patient education materials in Vietnamese language.

Related Websites

The following links to other websites are provided as a means of accessing information. EthnoMed does not claim to verify all information, including translations, found through links.

American Cancer Society
ACS has cancer educational resources, and have created a special section featuring materials for non-English speaking audiences, links to Asian & Pacific language materials, and Spanish language materials.
Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program - Seattle & King County
The Breast, Cervical & Colon Health Program (BCCHP), funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)and Washington state, provides free breast and cervical cancer screening for low-income women. Factsheets, brochures, videos about breast cancer screening, colonoscopy and fecal occult blood test (FOBT) in a number of languages (English, Chinese, Cambodian/Khmer, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese) and cervical cancer prevention materials in English, Spanish and Vietnamese produced by the Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program at Public Health-Seattle & King County.
Colorectal Cancer: Routine Screenings - Somali
A short video (6:29, in Somali language only) making the point that colorectal cancer responds best to treatment when it is found as early as possible.
ECHO Minnesota - Emergency & Community Health Outreach
Website of ECHO Minnesota Collaborative c/o Association of Minnesota Counties. ECHO provides health and safety information in multiple languages and mediums by fax, phone, on television and on the web during emergency and non-emergency times to people with limited English language skills. Select a topic, and then click the language at the right to view the video in that language. All videos available in: English, Khmer, Somali, Vietnamese, Lao, Spanish, Hmong. Some resources available in these other languages: Amharic, Arabic, Karen, Oromo, Russian
Emergency and Earthquake Planning videos
Seattle Channel presents videos about what every citizen should know and how to equip and safeguard your home for an Emergency. The "Personal and Family Preparedness" video has been created to help Seattle residents prepare for disasters, available in the following languages: Amharic, Cambodian (Khmer), Cantonese, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Vietnamese.
Health Information Translations
Health Information Translations is a collaborative initiative to improve health education for limited English proficiency patients, by leveraging the combined skills and experience of 3 of Central Ohio's largest health care organizations in the production of translated patient education materials.
Health Online: University of Washington Medical Center/UW Medicine Patient and Family Education translated handouts
are newly open to the public. You can choose to see the list of handouts sorted by language or by alphabetical English title. Click on the language version specifically. When it comes up, you will find that the English of the piece is the second half of each document on HOL. This was arranged so that the doctor or nurse always hands the patient both language versions at the same time.
HealthReach (formerly Refugee Health Information Network)
HealthReach (formerly RHIN) is a national collaborative partnership that has created a database of quality multilingual, public health resources for those working with or providing care to those with Limited English Proficiency, including refugees and asylees.
Healthy Roads Media
This site contains some free health education materials in a number of languages and formats (print, video, audio). They also provide some low-cost materials for hospital or group settings. Materials are developed with attention paid to the issues of literacy, health-literacy, illness, aging, disability and language.
Hepatitis B Coalition of Washington (HBCW)
Formerly known as the WA State Asian Pacific Islander (API) Hepatitis B Task Force, HBCW has worked to bring hepatitis B awareness and education to the API community since 1997, and has since expanded work to other populations from high risk regions. Work includes exploration into culturally appropriate and effective strategies to reaching the families and household members of positive individuals, and promoting understanding of the liver disease, including testing, immunizations, and treatment for hepatitis B. HBCW is a network of health care professionals and community volunteers, health departments, community clinics, and nonprofit organizations.
Hmong Health Website
This comprehensive website posts original content and links to outside sources of bilingual health information (Hmong and English). Categories of dozens of health conditions and topics include family health, healthy living, traditional healing, talking with health providers, and more.
Maslaha Hepatitis B and C Resources
Maslaha works with South Asian communities in the UK on hepatitis B and C, to help counter practical problems with lack of awareness, low testing and treatment rates, linguistic issues between spoken Urdu and biomedical language, stigma etc. This 12 minute film can be used in patient waiting rooms, during appointments, as a training tool for medical staff, as well as by community organisations and mosques. Additional resources also provided.
MedlinePlus - Health Information in Multiple Languages
Links to find health information in languages other than English, provided on the National Library of Medicine consumer health information website. Includes quality guidelines for how they select the links on these pages. Browse information in multiple languages and by health topic.


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