2024 Diabetes Calendars

NEW! 2024 Calendars with photos and information about healthy eating and diabetes. In Amharic, Arabic, Dari, Khmer, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya & Vietnamese.

December 23, 2020 · PDF


Senior woman talks with a doctor online

Navigating Telehealth in Limited English Proficiency Populations

The goal of this article is to highlight best practices in Telemedicine as they are emerging during the Covid-19 pandemic and the barriers and facilitators to a successful Telehealth visit with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients.

August 3, 2020 · Article, PDF


Female nurse taking blood pressure of female patient in a hospital bed

Translated Nurse-to-Patient Communication Pages – Harborview

Pages developed with nurses and interpreters to aid caregivers in communicating basic information to their patients.

October 5, 2016


Addis Abeda, Ethiopia

Tigrean Cultural Profile

Information about Tigrean history, culture and community with emphasis on health related issues.

July 28, 2015 · Article


Language expert Mekonnen Gebretsadik and Benji Perin discussing Tigrigna phrases.

Phrases of Courtesy in Nine Languages: A Tool for Medical Providers

Features videos of native speakers saying phrases of courtesy in nine languages. This tool is to help develop rapport in the interpreted health encounter.

August 8, 2013 · Article, Video


Tigrigna Teacher

Navigating Differences: Tigrigna vs Tigrinya

A bit of information about the different spellings of the name of the language spoken in Tigray Province in Ethiopia and in Eritrea, with additional information about the terms used to refer to the people from Tigray Province.

January 5, 2011 · Article


Diabetes in the Eritrean and Ethiopian Community: Recommendations for Educators

Article addressing some of the unique cultural factors in the Eritrean and Ethiopian immigrant communities of Seattle that impact diabetes self-management.

June 1, 2010 · Article


Ethiopian Traditional Medications and their Interactions with Conventional Drugs

This article discusses the use of traditional medicine by Ethiopian immigrant patients in conjunction with conventional medications. It describes herbs and spices commonly used in traditional medicine and potential interactions with conventional medications.

November 3, 2009


Ethiopian Teff Grain

More About Ethiopian Food: Teff

Information about Teff, a staple in the Ehiopian and Eritrean diet, and some of the nutritional benefits, and health implications.

September 14, 2009 · Article


Injera, fasting food, Ethiopia

ABIY TSOM The Great Lent

Dietary and medical implications of fasting for followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

August 14, 2009 · Article


Injura teff and vegetables

The Traditional Foods of the Central Ethiopian Highlands

Information about traditional Ethiopian food and food preparation based on studies carried out as part of an applied nutrition program within the framework of the Children's Nutrition Unit.

August 14, 2009 · Article


Ethiopian Orthodox priest praying.

Medical Examiner Dialogue: Ethiopian Orthodox Christian

Information about the cultural and religious norms associated with death and dying among Ethiopian Orthodox Christians.

August 14, 2009 · Article


image of woman's profile and hand decorated with henna

Skin Decorations in East African Patients

A short clinical pearl about the use of henna as skin decoration.

August 7, 2009 · Article


SOmali woman at hospital

Ethiopian Tuberculosis Cultural Profile

Information describing beliefs and practices relating to tuberculosis among Ethiopian immigrants living in Seattle, WA.

July 15, 2009


Ethiopian food

Process and Practice of Cross Cultural Education for Vietnamese and Ethiopian Diabetes Patients

An article about an effort to develop and translate culturally appropriate educational diabetes materials, and educate a diverse population.

June 1, 2002 · Article


5 women walking in traditional Ethiopian dress

Tigrinya Hepatitis Cultural Profile

A brief overview of Tigrinya understanding on hepatitis.

March 1, 1998 · Article


An Ethiopian man sitting in a chair

Hepatitis Cultural Profile for Amharic Speakers

A brief overview of some cultural understandings of hepatitis.

March 1, 1998 · Article


image of Ethiopian people standing behind a counter selling coca-cola and doughnuts

Cross-Cultural Medicine and Diverse Health Beliefs – Ethiopians Abroad

Article reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine. By Richard M. Hodes, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. West J Med, January 1997.

January 1, 1997 · Article, PDF


eritrean girl


Look more closely the next time that you examine the throat of a patient born in Africa. Is the uvula […]

September 1, 1996 · Article


Sleeping infant

Peripartum and Infant Care Issues and Practices among Refugee Groups in Seattle

Some traditional practices around pregnancy and infant care in Southeast Asian and East African groups in Seattle.

August 1, 1996


Three school children in a classroom in Southeast Asia

Circular Burn Scarring on Asian and African Patients

A short clinical pearl about patterned circular scars on the skin of Asian and African patients.

August 1, 1996 · Article


Tigrean Asthma Cultural Profile

Asthma was treated in both urban and rural areas with herbal medicine. The home remedy consisted of a very special honey /ma ahr' tsedenay/ (the name of the bee and the honey it produces in the ground) melted together with butter.

February 1, 1995 · Article


Amharic Asthma Cultural Profile

Difficulty breathing and the struggle for air were the most commonly reported symptoms of asthma.

February 1, 1995 · Article


Doctor and nurse talking to an Ethiopian patient lying in bed

Medical Disclosure and Refugees – Telling Bad News to Ethiopian Patients

Article reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine. By Yewoubdar Beyene, PhD, San Francisco, CA. West J Med, September 1992; 157:328-332.

September 1, 1992 · PDF