This handout addresses the use of traditional medicines, encouraging patients to discuss them with their doctor and pharmacist.
August 19, 2020 · Audio, PDF
A health video series from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) forCongolese refugees, narrated in Kiswahili.
December 15, 2015 · Video
This new 4-part video series by the Office of Refugee Resettlement highlights Somali refugee women’s health issues.
January 27, 2014 · Video
Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare's Refugee Health Screening Program produced brief (4-10 minutes) health care orientation videos.
October 9, 2012 · Video
These videos teach newcomer refugees in Colorado how to properly access medical care, get immunizations, use medications, and live a healthy lifestyle.
November 30, 2011 · Video
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- Health Translations
Health information, available in several different languages, from the Department of Human Services, Australia.
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- International Community Health Services
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- International Medicine Clinic - Harborview Medical Center
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- Language Resources - Washington Health Benefit Exchange
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- Medline Plus 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.
- Multicultural Health Communication
An Australian-based site with aim to facilitate the communication of information about health issues and services to people of non-English speaking backgrounds.
- NSW - Multicultural Communication Health Service
General health information is found on this site with hundreds of documents in different languages. Some information is available in audio/video format.
- Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance
The Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (ORIA) is located within the State of Washington, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Economic Services Administration (ESA), Community Services Division (CSD). Our goal is for refugee and immigrant families and individuals to succeed and thrive in Washington State.
- Phrasebooks - Cultural Orientation Resource (COR) Center
In the 1980s and 1990s, the Cultural Orientation Resource Center was funded to develop phrasebooks for selected refugee populations. These phrasebooks include appropriate English phrases for use in daily American life, selected to be direct, brief, and relevant. Among the nineteen units included are sections on Giving Information About Yourself, Recognizing Signs, Dealing With Money, Health, Food, Clothing, Housing, and Jobs.
- Refugee Health Videos - Idaho
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- Refugees Northwest
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- Seattle-King County Disaster Preparedness Fact Sheets and Flyers
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- Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages (SPIRAL)
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- UWMC Health Online
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- iSpeak Cards - Washington State Coalition for Language Access
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