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


A prayer space in a Muslim house

WHO: Safe Ramadan practices in the context of the COVID-19

This document highlights public health advice during the COVID-19 pandemic for social and religious practices and gatherings during Ramadan that can be applied across different national contexts.

April 20, 2020 · PDF


Child with a Fever

“Fever” in SE Asians. Does it really mean an elevated body temperature?

A short clinical pearl about a complaint of fever, but the patient doesn't have a fever in the doctor's office.

September 16, 2019 · Article


3 Southeast Asian women looking at something

Overcoming Barriers to Care for Hepatitis B Virus Among SE Asians in King County: Literature Review

This literature review explores the burden of Hepatitis B Virus in Southeast Asian countries and immigrants in the United States, and explores the existing barriers to testing and treatment, as well as intervention and testing recommendations for providers.

February 7, 2019 · Article


Marshallese woman

Marshallese Culture and Health Information

Links to health education materials in Marshallese language and information about Marshallese culture, health and health care.

September 17, 2017 · Article, Video


2 Hmong women

Evaluation of Tuberculosis Program Services for Burmese Refugees in Thailand Resettling to the United States

Report on an evaluation of tuberculosis services developed following an outbreak of MDR TB among a group of 15,000 displaced Laotian Hmong living in Thailand.

June 1, 2017 · 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


Photo of the back of a woman's head, wearing African print fabric with French text that translates to: "The mom is as important as the dad". Military personnel appear in the background.

Experiences of Refugee Women and Girls from the Democratic Republic of Congo

This backgrounder speaks to experiences of Congolese women and girls prior to resettlement and to provide tips for those supporting Congolese refugee women and girls in the US.

April 29, 2014 · PDF


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Project SAHAT (South Asian Health Assessment Tool)

Project SAHAT, a health survey conducted for the South Asian community living in MN identifies key health issues and the need for culturally specific services to ensure health equity.

March 13, 2014 · 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


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Consider Lead and Other Heavy Metal Toxicities in the Evaluation of Nonspecific Symptoms

An article about the need to consider the prevalence of high lead levels among recently arrived refugees.

August 5, 2010 · Article


Photo of an old Sri Lankan man in a market

Death and Suicide in Sri Lanka

In most Buddhist countries the suicide death rates are not very high. Unfortunately, in my country Sri Lanka, the suicide […]

June 1, 2002 · Article