Salmon and Quinoa

Diabetes: Meal Portions

This handout provides tips to estimate food portions to help control diabetes.

These materials were developed at Harborview Medical Center (Seattle, WA) for use in a multicultural diabetes class for patients and family members. The materials were translated into a number of languages and each PDF includes both target language and English. Languages include: Amharic, Khmer, English, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Vietnamese.

PDFs are available in the sidebar.

Salmon and Quinoa
Photo by Ella Olsson (cc license).
apple reflection in mirror

What is Mental Illness?

An overview of what mental illness is, possible causes and some of the most common forms of mental illness.

PDF handout (5-6 pages) is available in Amharic, English, Oromo, Somali and Tigrinya. See sidebar.

apple reflection in mirror
Photo by Benjamin Watson (cc license).
Abdominal Ultrasound

Abdominal Ultrasound

One page instruction sheet about preparing for abdominal ultrasound. Includes a description of ultrasound, with specific information about reducing air in the bowel two days before the procedure.

Translated into 8 languages: Amharic, Chinese, Khmer, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya and Vietnamese. English version is also included. All resources are in sidebar.

Abdominal Ultrasound
Photo: Province of British Columbia. news.gov.bc.ca/20815 or camosun.ca/sonography
CT scan machine

CT Scan

Patient instructions for preparing for a CT scan including abdominal scan needing oral contrast solution. Instructions are translated into Amharic, Chinese, English, Khmer (Cambodian), Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Vietnamese. See resources in sidebar.

CT scan machine
Photo by NIH Clinical Center (cc license).

Pelvic Ultrasound

Information sheet for patients describing ultrasound and filling the bladder to prepare for a pelvic ultrasound procedure. Translated into Amharic, Chinese, Khmer (Cambodian), Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya and Vietnamese. Resources in sidebar.

Photo by Steve Davis (cc license)
mammography machine

Mammogram Instructions

Guidelines for patients about dressing for a mammogram procedure, and encouragement for doing self-exams.

Translated into Amharic, Chinese, English, Khmer (Cambodian), Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tirgrinya and Vietnamese.

PDFs in sidebar.

Photo by Dinah Sanders (cc license).
Woman Receiving a Mammogram NCI

What is a Mammogram?

Brochure about what mammograms are, what test results mean, information about biopsies, and treatment options for breast cancer.

Available in English, Amharic, Oromo and Somali. 7 page PDFs in sidebar.

Woman Receiving a Mammogram NCI

Excretory Urogram (IVP)

Instructions for patients how to prepare beginning the night before they are scheduled for an excretory urogram procedure. The instructions have been translated into Amharic, Chinese, English, Khmer (Cambodian), Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tirgrinya and Vietnamese. See resources in sidebar.

Photo by Edgardo Sawyers (cc license)

Stool Sample Collection Instructions

Instructions for a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) that is used at Harborview Medical Center.  It explains that there are many different kinds of medical tests requiring different kinds of preparation, encouraging patients to talk to their doctors about the test preparation that is right for them.

Available in English only, Amharic, Chinese, Khmer, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.

2 page PDF, with target language on 1 side and English on back side. PDFs are available in sidebar.

Photo by Rob (cc license)