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Learning About Diabetes: Tips for Foot Care

Patient education handouts (created by Learning About Diabetes) providing tips about good foot care. Available in Amharic, English, Khmer, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

May 20, 2020 · PDF

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Learning About Diabetes: Let’s Get Moving

Patient education handouts (created by Learning About Diabetes) about getting moving and exercise. Available in Amharic, English, Khmer, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

May 20, 2020 · PDF

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Tomatoes, cucumbers and cauliflower

Learning About Diabetes: Plant Foods

Patient education handouts (created by Learning About Diabetes) about the benefits of a plant-based diet. Available in Amharic, English, Khmer, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

May 19, 2020 · PDF

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Learning About Diabetes: Good Fats / Bad Fats

Patient education handouts (created by Learning About Diabetes) providing information about good and bad fats in food. Available in Amharic, English, Khmer, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

May 19, 2020 · PDF

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Learning About Diabetes: What’s My A1C

Patient education handouts (created by Learning About Diabetes) providing information about the A1C blood sugar test. Available in Amharic, English, Khmer, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

May 19, 2020 · PDF

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Learning About Diabetes: High Blood Sugar

Patient education handouts (created by Learning About Diabetes) providing information about diabetes and high blood sugar. Available in Amharic, English, Khmer, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

May 19, 2020 · PDF

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Learning About Diabetes: Low Blood Sugar

Patient education handouts (created by Learning About Diabetes) providing information about diabetes and low blood sugar. Available in Amharic, English, Khmer, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

May 19, 2020 · PDF

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SARS-CoV-2

Coronavirus Announcement in Somali/English

Written and audio information developed as an announcements about what to do in the event of cold or flu symptoms during the Covid-19 pandemic, in the context of inter-generational household and in King County.

April 9, 2020 · Audio, PDF

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Diabetes: Meal Plan Basics

These materials were developed at Harborview Medical Center for use in a Multicultural Diabetes Classes for patients and family members

March 18, 2020 · Audio, PDF

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2020 Diabetes Calendars

Calendars with photos and information about healthy eating and diabetes. In Amharic, Khmer, Somali, Spanish & Vietnamese.

March 17, 2020 · PDF

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COVID-19 Online Information

A collection of local and national online information resources regarding COVID-19, including links to translated materials.

March 16, 2020 · Article, Video

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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 · PDF

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Emergency Preparedness

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

May 17, 2019 · Article

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Poor Air Quality in Puget Sound: Information and Resource Links

Information about what to do when there is poor air quality, along with Puget Sound community resource links.

August 27, 2018 · Article, PDF

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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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Health Extension Workers

Non-Hormonal Child Spacing Methods

This booklet in English and Somli gives information about child spacing, its benefits and different methods. This resource focuses on non-hormonal methods.

August 12, 2016 · PDF

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Hormonal Child Spacing Methods

This booklet in English and Somli gives information about child spacing, its benefits and different methods. This resource focuses on hormonal methods.

August 12, 2016 · PDF

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Permanent Child Spacing Methods: Sterilization

This booklet in English and Somli gives information about child spacing, its benefits and different methods. This resource focuses on permanent child spacing methods.

August 12, 2016 · PDF

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My Body: Human Reproductive Anatomy

This book uses simple illustrations and basic definitions to describe male and female reproductive anatomy.

August 12, 2016 · PDF

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Hookah Smoking: Get the Facts

This brochure in English, Amharic, Somali discusses what hookah smoking is, health risks, legality, and offers resources for more information.

June 29, 2016 · PDF

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Healthy Meal Planning – Reach Coalition

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

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Colorectal Cancer: Routine Screenings (Somali)

This short video in Somali makes the point that colorectal cancer responds best to treatment when it is found as early as possible.

April 15, 2016 · Video

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Women-Only Fitness

Women-Only Fitness is a culturally appropriate fitness class tailored to meet the needs Somali women in Tukwila, WA.

March 9, 2016 · Video

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Stroke Cards

These stroke materials are images and text conveying symptoms of stroke (FAST: Facial, Arm, Speech, Time) and encouragement to call 911.

December 15, 2015 · PDF

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Somali breast cancer consulting.

What are Mammograms and Breast Cancer: A Narrated Slideshow in Somali

Video slideshow about mammograms and breast cancer, with Somali narration and English subtitles.

November 10, 2015 · PDF, Video

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How Foods Affect Blood Sugar: A Guide for Somali Patients with Diabetes

This slideshow presentation is intended to be used by clinicians during discussion with patients about carbohydrates and blood glucose.

April 14, 2015 · PDF, Video

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Revisiting Hookah/Shisha and Exploring Intersections with Violence

Notes from an August 2014 King County Somali Health Board discussion about hookah/shisha.

August 20, 2014 · PDF

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Somali Refugee Women: Learn About Your Health!

This new 4-part video series by the Office of Refugee Resettlement highlights Somali refugee women’s health issues.

January 27, 2014 · Video

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ChooseMyPlate – Somali/English

A 1-page visual of the USDA food guidance image that portrays food types and portions on a plate.

October 30, 2013 · PDF

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Prostate Cancer – Introductory Information

The following series of handouts provides an introductory information about prostate cancer and its symptoms, in multiple languages.

July 25, 2013 · PDF

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Cancer Chemotherapy

Handouts and videos with information about chemotherapy and side effects. Amharic, English, Kmer, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.

July 3, 2013 · PDF, Video

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Biopsy

Handouts and videos providing introductory information about biopsy procedures. Amharic, English, Kmer, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.

June 10, 2013 · PDF, Video

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Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack in Women

PDF with pictures and simple text about the signs and symptoms of heart attack in women. Available in multiple languages.

September 25, 2012 · PDF

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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

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How to use the Health Care System in Colorado

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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Fever and Acetaminophen

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

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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

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How to Treat Child’s Vomiting and Diarrhea at Home

Pamphlet about treating the common conditions of vomiting and diarrhea in children. In English, Khmer, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

August 9, 2011 · PDF

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How To Treat Your Child’s Cough or Cold at Home

This pamphlet provides information about cold and home treatment of symptoms

August 9, 2011 · PDF

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Exercise and Diabetes

The following materials were developed at Harborview Medical Center for use in a Multicultural Diabetes Classes for patients and family members.

June 7, 2011 · Audio, PDF

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Salmon and Quinoa

Diabetes: Meal Portions

These materials were developed at Harborview Medical Center for use in a Multicultural Diabetes Classes for patients and family members.

June 7, 2011 · PDF

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Diabetes: Foot Care and Daily Foot Check

The sidebar materials were developed at Harborview Medical Center for use in a Multicultural Diabetes Classes for patients and family members.

June 2, 2011 · PDF

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Extreme Winter Weather Risks

Resources that provide translated information about health risks due to extreme winter weather conditions.

January 5, 2011 · Article

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Medication Safety

A short video (3 – 5 min, depending on language) about safe use of medications. Taken from a longer video created for Harborview Medical Center.

May 2, 2010 · Video

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Understanding Colon Cancer

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

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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

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Chemotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer

Explanation of chemotherapy for breast cancer in Amharic, English, Somali, and Tigrinya

March 1, 2010 · PDF

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Surgical Margins

Explanation of margins of resection, including definition of positive, negative and close margins. In Amharic, English, Somali and Tigrinya.

March 1, 2010 · PDF

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Breast Cancer Surgery

Description of mastectomy, lumpectomy and potential side effects following these surgeries.

March 1, 2010 · PDF, Video

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Diaper Rash Information

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

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Child Passenger Safety Slideshow

PowerPoint presentations in six languages about child passenger safety.

February 2, 2010 · Video

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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

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CT Scan

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

September 24, 2009 · PDF

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Pelvic Ultrasound

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

September 24, 2009

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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

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Somali Audio Teaching Tool about Tuberculosis and TB Treatment

This audio-based education tool can be used to introduce the topic of TB, prior to even beginning to discuss the need for PPD skin testing or at any step in the TB evaluation process (it can be used after a PPD is determined to be positive, after the x-ray has been performed, before INH has been recommended, or during INH TLTBI to reinforce the rationale for taking treatment for LTBI).

September 3, 2009 · Audio, PDF

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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

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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

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Breastfeeding in Ramadhan

Helpful tips for Somali mothers r.e. maintaining a good breast milk supply during Ramadhan.

August 6, 2009 · Article

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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

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Radiation Therapy

Explanation of radiation therapy, how it works, why it is necessary, what to expect and side effects. In English, Somali and Tigrinya.

March 1, 2008 · PDF

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Lymph Nodes & Breast Cancer

Explanation of what lymph nodes are, including information about lymph node biopsy and sentinel lymph node surgery. In English, Amharic, Somali and Tigrinya.

March 1, 2008 · PDF

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Breast Cancer Glossary & Technical Terms

Technical terms and definitions related to breast cancer. In Amharic, English, Tigrinya and Somali.

March 1, 2008 · PDF

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woman in a lab running tests

Breast Cancer: Hormones

Definition of hormones, hormone receptors and therapy in relation to breast cancer. In Amharic, English, Somali and Tigrinya.

March 1, 2008 · PDF

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Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Introductory explanation of screening and diagnostic tests, and basic information about common treatments.

March 1, 2008 · PDF

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Breast Biopsy

Description of and information about breast biopsy in Amharic, English, Somali and Tigrinya.

March 1, 2008 · PDF

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Chemotherapy Side Effects

Description of potential side effects caused by chemotherapy treatment, including hair loss, fatigue, nausea, and changes in taste/smell. Includes eating tips to reduce nausea and vomiting.

March 1, 2008 · PDF

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