Mental Health Booklets

The Health Council of the Ethiopian Community in Seattle have created booklets discussing Mental Health. Available in Amharic, Oromo and Tigrinya.

August 2, 2021 · PDF


Screenshot from Viral Swab Instructional Video

Viral Swab Instructional Videos

These instructional videos were created to help explain the viral swab procedure to patients presenting with coronavirus symptoms at Harborview Medical Center.

June 16, 2021 · PDF, Video


Interpreter Bogale receiving the COVID-19 vaccine

Interpreter COVID-19 Vaccine PSA Videos

Medical interpreters share their experiences receiving COVID-19 vaccine, acknowledging community concerns and talking about common side effects.

February 8, 2021 · Video


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Diabetes: Meal Plan Basics

These materials were developed at Harborview Medical Center for use in a multicultural diabetes class for patients and family members.

March 18, 2020 · Audio, PDF


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Puget Sound Immigrant and Refugee Resource Organizations

List of Puget Sound organizations that provide resources for local immigrant and refugee populations.

March 4, 2020 · Article


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Emergency Preparedness

Resources and information about emergency preparedness, disaster planning, and other emergency public health alerts.

May 17, 2019 · Article


Mom and Baby wearing medical masks

Swine Flu (H1N1)

Information and videos about the Swine Flu that could be used in a clinic waiting room or public setting. Translated into various languages.

August 25, 2017 · Article, Video


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What is Cancer?

Basic explanation of cancer, its causes and warning signs. Amharic, English, Khmer, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.

April 13, 2012 · PDF


Cambodian women feeding babies.

Preventing Rickets in Breastfed Babies

Information about preventing Rickets in breastfed babies, available in Amharic, English, Khmer, Oromo, Somali and Tigrinya.

August 9, 2011 · PDF



Exercise and Diabetes

The following materials were developed at Harborview Medical Center for use in a multicultural diabetes class for patients and family members.

June 7, 2011 · Audio, PDF


Salmon and Quinoa

Diabetes: Meal Portions

These materials were developed at Harborview Medical Center for use in a multicultural diabetes class for patients and family members.

June 7, 2011 · PDF


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What is Mental Illness?

An overview of what mental illness is, possible causes and some of the most common forms of mental illness. In Amharic, English, Oromo, Somali and Tigrinya.

March 26, 2010 · PDF


Abdominal Ultrasound

Abdominal Ultrasound

One page instruction sheet about preparing for abdominal ultrasound, translated into 8 languages.

September 24, 2009 · PDF


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Upper Gastrointestinal Instructions

Instruction sheets for patients about how to prepare after midnight and on the morning before a scheduled upper gastrointestinal examination.

September 24, 2009 · PDF


CT scan machine

CT Scan

Patient instructions for preparing for a CT scan including abdominal scan needing oral contrast solution.

September 24, 2009 · PDF


Pelvic Ultrasound

Information sheet for patients describing ultrasound and filling the bladder to prepare for a pelvic ultrasound procedure.

September 24, 2009


mammography machine

Mammogram Instructions

Guidelines for patients about mammogram procedures and doing self-exams. In Amharic, Chinese, English, Khmer, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tirgrinya and Vietnamese.

September 24, 2009 · PDF


Woman Receiving a Mammogram NCI

What is a Mammogram?

Brochure about what mammograms they are, what test results mean, information about biopsies, and treatment options for breast cancer. English, Amharic, Oromo and Somali..

September 2, 2009 · PDF


Excretory Urogram (IVP)

Instructions for patients how to prepare beginning the night before they are scheduled for an excretory urogram procedure.

August 11, 2009 · PDF


Stool Sample Collection Instructions

Instructions for a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) in Amharic, Chinese, English, Khmer, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.

July 1, 2008 · PDF