This handout offers information for families and loved ones of patients. It explains how doctors determine that a person is dead based on their brain function.
November 23, 2020 · Article
List of Puget Sound organizations that provide resources for local immigrant and refugee populations.
March 4, 2020 · Article
Facts and FAQ handout in Chinese/English and Japanese/English about Cervical Cancer.
October 18, 2019 · PDF
Resources and information about emergency preparedness, disaster planning, and other emergency public health alerts.
May 17, 2019 · Article
Information about what to do when there is poor air quality, along with Puget Sound community resource links.
August 27, 2018 · Article, PDF
UW Medicine’s Digestive Health Center has created a handout with step-by-step instructions to follow before a colonoscopy when using Osmo Prep solution.
March 20, 2018 · Article
This presentation is intended to be used by clinicians during discussion with patients about carbohydrates and blood glucose.
September 11, 2017 · PDF
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
UW Medicine's Digestive Health Center has created two handouts to guide patients who are taking GoLytely to prepare for a colonoscopy.
March 2, 2017 · Article
Polio Vaccine Information Statements with an audio component in multiple languages, produced by the 24 Languages Project.
January 25, 2017 · Audio, PDF
Brainman's video gives people who experience chronic pain access to a self-management tool that will help them manage the impacts of chronic pain on their functioning, emotions and interpersonal relationships.
December 19, 2016 · Article
The Reach Coalition is a public health effort funded by CDC to reduce diabetes health disparities experienced by communities of color.
April 27, 2016 · PDF
A health video series from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) forCongolese refugees, narrated in Kiswahili.
December 15, 2015 · Video
UW Medicine's Digestive Health Center has created a handout with step-by-step instructions to follow before a colonoscopy when using MoviPrep solution.
March 15, 2015 · Article
A short 12 minute film in Urdu to help increase awareness and understanding of hepatitis B and C among the Pakistani community in East London.
August 26, 2014 · Video
Brief health care orientation videos targeting Burmese, Karen and Nepali-speaking Bhutanese newcomer refugees.
October 9, 2012 · Video
PDF with pictures and simple text about the signs and symptoms of heart attack in women. Available in multiple languages.
September 25, 2012 · PDF
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
Information for parents about a child's fever and how to treat it. In English, Khmer, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.
August 9, 2011 · PDF
Pamphlet about treating the common conditions of vomiting and diarrhea in children. In English, Khmer, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.
August 9, 2011 · PDF
This pamphlet provides information about cold and home treatment of symptoms
August 9, 2011 · PDF
A series of 4 videos with education about diabetes, including cause, management and prevention. In Lao language with English subtitles. Approximately 35 minutes total length.
July 29, 2011 · Video
Resources that provide translated information about health risks due to extreme winter weather conditions.
January 5, 2011 · Article
Video about colon cancer by ECHO Minnesota to help people understand this colorectal cancer.In English, Hmong, Khmer, Lao, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.
April 5, 2010 · Video
Describes what diaper rash is, how to reduce risk of getting it, and what typically causes it. English, Khmer (Cambodian), Russian, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese.
February 3, 2010 · PDF
PowerPoint presentations in six languages about child passenger safety.
February 2, 2010 · Video
HIB Vaccine Information Statements with an audio component in multiple languages, produced by the 24 Languages Project.
January 26, 2010 · Audio, PDF
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
Please also see our Related Websites page for a selected list of websites related to the populations or topics covered on EthnoMed.
- Advance Directives
Health Information Translations has Advance Directives in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Japanese, Russian, Somali and Spanish.
- Asian Smokers’ Quitline
The Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Against Tobacco (APICAT) is partnering with the California Smokers' Helpline to offer Asian-language Quitline services to Washington State. Telephone counseling services available in Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin), Korean, and Vietnamese languages.
- Cleaning a basement after a flood - King County
Information from Public Health - Seattle & King County on how to clean a basement after a flood. Available in Chinese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.
- Ebola Facts – MAGNUS
MAGNUS language services has produced a 1-page Vaccine Flyer in 35 languages. It provides basic information and visuals about vaccines. MAGNUS also has translated this flyer on the Ebola virus in multiple languages.
- Flood Information in Multiple Languages - MedlinePlus
Flood information in multiple languages, including Arabic, German, Somali, Bosnian, Haitian Creole, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Vietnamese
- Flood safety video in multiple languages - King County
Flood safety video in multiple languages: English, Amharic, Arabic, Cantonese, French, Hmong, Khmer (Cambodian), Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Giving Medicine by Subcutaneous Injection
Instruction sheets for administering medicine through subcutaneous injection, available in multiple languages on the Health Information Translations website.
- Health Reach - Marshallese
Links to health education materials in many languages, including Marshallese, from this database resource of the National Library of Medicine
- Health Translations
Health information, available in several different languages, from the Department of Human Services, Australia.
- Home Fire Safety - Seattle Fire Department
Fact sheets from the Seattle Fire Department with information about Basic Home Fire Safety in a number of languages: English, Tigrinya, Amharic, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Burmese, Hmong, Ukranian, Russian, Nepali, Lao, Thai, Cambodian.
- Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
This organization focuses on the unique circumstances of African Americans as they face issues related to domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder maltreatment, and community violence.
- Karen & Bhutanese Refugee Healthcare Videos - Idaho
Brief health care orientation videos targeting Burmese, Karen and Nepali-speaking Bhutanese newcomer refugees. Produced by Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare's Refugee Health Screening Program.
- Kin On Nursing Home
Provide support for the elderly and adults in the greater Seattle Asian community by offering a comprehensive range of health, social and educational services sensitive to their cultural, linguistic and dietary needs. Initially began with nursing home services, but have expanded to include many services benefiting elderly.
- Learning About Diabetes
Learning About Diabetes, Inc., is a non-profit charity providing easy-to-understand diabetes-care information in a number of languages. A special interest is using art and design in novel ways that help those with diabetes better understand and manage their care.
- Marshallese - Health Information Translations from healthinfotranslations.org
Health education materials in many languages, including Marshallese, via a website collaboration of health education specialists from the four health systems in Central Ohio.
- Measles - King County
Public Health – Seattle and King County provides information about measles and vaccination, including information about the MMR vaccine and autism. Some information available in Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Hindi, Khmer, Korean, Marshallese, Nepali, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.
- Plain Talk About Childhood Immunizations
Currently available in English, Spanish and Russian, this 6th edition (2009, 54 pages, PDF) of “Plain Talk” provides parents with accurate information about immunizations and the diseases they prevent, benefits and risks and vaccine safety and effectiveness. It also includes current updated statistics, and questions about delaying immunizations.
- Prepare Yourself - Seattle Office of Emergency Management
The Seattle Office of Emergency Management has prepared information to learn how to plan for personal and family safety and needs. Infographics are translated into Amharic, Chinese, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Moldavian, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Thai, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.
- Public Health materials in multiple languages - King County
From Public Health - Seattle & King County, an index page for finding materials on many topics organized by language.
- Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages (SPIRAL)
A compilation of archived health materials available in Cambodian, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotion, Thai, Vietnamese languages. A joint initiative between Tufts University Health Sciences Library and the South Cove Community Health Center.
- Tuberculosis Patient Education - Marshallese
TB education materials (including Marshallese radio segments and health information brochures) from the State of Hawaii, Department of Health Tuberculosis Control Program.
- Understand Hep B & C - Urdu
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.
- Vaccine Information Statements
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services. They have Vaccine Information Statements in 40 languages.
- What to do when the power goes out - King County
Provides general guidelines in regards to power outages for residents in King County. Available in Chinese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese.
- Zika Flyer – MAGNUS
MAGNUS language services has produced a 1-page Vaccine Flyer in 35 languages. It provides basic information and visuals about vaccines. This flyer is about Zika and is available in multiple languages.