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Non-English Language & Health Literacy Resources

AIDS Action HIV: Tratamiento del VIH
AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.
American Cancer Society Northern California Chinese Unit
Cancer information in Mandarin and Cantonese.
American Internal Health Alliance (AIHA) Multilingual Document Library
Directory of over 800 health related materials translated into languages of the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe including Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Ukranian and others.
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
List of pamphlets and other materials available in Chinese, Hmong, Ilocano, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Mien, Samoan, Tagalog, Vietnamese. Materials can be ordered. Many are free.
Educación y Defensa Sobre el Cáncer de Seno.
The Women's Health and the Comprehensive Breast Center UMass Medical School.
Ethnic Health Pamphlet List Program
List of pamphlets that are available in languages other than English. Complied by Office of Ethnic Health Improvement Project, Utah Department of Health. Provides details of where to obtain pamphlets. Languages include: Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Hmong, Laotian, Russian, Samoan, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Tongan and Vietnamese.
Healthfinder Espanol
Federal government information in Spanish
La Leche League : Materials in Languages Other Than English
Hmong Health. This site is in development but includes a Hmong-English Medical Dictionary.
Multicultural Health Communication Service (New South Wales, Australia)
Extensive listing of publications in numerous languages. Publications may be viewed and printed without any language software (Adobe Acrobat required for viewing).
Multilingual Health Education Net (British Columbia Ministry of Health)
Extensive list of publications in many languages including Chinese, Fasi, Hindi, Korean, Somali, Vietnamese, English, French, Italian, Punjabi and Spanish. Searchable by health topic, agencies and languages.
Multi-lingual Health Education Booklets
Booklets developed by Multi-cultural Educational Services, USA in collaboration with Anoka County Community Health and Environmental Services. "Safety for Babies and Children"; "Feeding Baby"; "Accessing Health Care"; "Taking Oral Medication." Languages include Hmong, Lao and Vietnamese. PDF files.
National Cancer Institute (NCI) CancerNet Database
Spanish version of CancerNet
National Health Information Center - Foreign Language Resources
An index to non-English language resources. Provides a short abstract summarizing services and a link to the web page of each organization. NB Not always obvious where language resources are located.
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)Spanish
Patient Education Links OHSU
Many non-English resources from Oregon Health Sciences University.
Pregúntale a NOAH sobre temas de salud y recursos
NOAH Spanish version. Health information,
OBGYN.net Latina
Physician reviewed service for women's health. Spanish and Portugese.
Spanish Materials Project
Collaborative effort between the Spencer S.Eccles Health Sciences Library and the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Spanish language pdf documents on major health topics for patient education. Excellent site.
Spanish Patient Education Website
Arkansas Children's Hospital Family Resource Library listing of educational materials in Spanish.
Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Program
University of California San Fransisco Vietnamese Community Health Promotion. Some information on breast cancer and anti-smoking brochures available in Vietnamese.
Yupi Salud
This is the health section of a large Spanish language site that is similar to Yahoo.
Easy to Read Publications from the FDA
Includes Spanish versions of Easy to Read publications.
National Institute for Literacy
Health Literacy factsheet and other resources.
National Literacy & Health Program
Canadian Public Health Association Program. Also in French.
SABES System for Adult Basic Education Support
Established in 1990 by the Massachusetts Department of Education, SABES, the System for Adult Basic Education Support, is a comprehensive training and technical assistance initiative for educators and programs. Resources include Health Education bibliography

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