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Resources For Consumers

Salud.com - All Spanish-language website on general health information.

Tuotromedico.com - All Spanish-language website on general health information.

Resources in Spanish for Consumer Health Info - This web page, developed by the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section of the Medical Library Association, is a clearinghouse of Spanish-language health information resources on the internet.

Transcultural and Multicultural Health Links - This webpage, organized by Ellen Bosman at New Mexico State University, provides a health information library tailored to specific cultural, ethnic and religious groups.

Multilingual Glossary of Medical Terms - Multilingual Glossary of technical and popular medical terms in nine European Languages: Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Ask Me 3™ - Offers patients three simple questions they can ask at health care visits. It also has a patient checklist and information to help patients and their families better communicate with health professionals.

Resources For Health Care Providers

Center for Cross Cultural Health - The Center for Cross Cultural Health works to develop culturally competent individuals, organizations, systems and societies.

MDH Refugee Health Program - The Minnesota Department of Health's Refugee Health Program provides information for health care providers, patient education materials, and links to other resources related to refugee and immigrant health.

Transcultural and Multicultural Health Links - This webpage, organized by Ellen Bosman at New Mexico State University, provides a health information library tailored to specific cultural, ethnic and religious groups.

EthnoMed - The EthnoMed site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world.

The Cross Cultural Health Care Program - Through a combination of cultural competency trainings, interpreter trainings, research projects, community coalition building, and other services, the CCHCP serves as a bridge between communities and health care institutions to ensure full access to quality health care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate.

National Center for Farmworker Health - The National Center for Farmworker Health was created to support the efforts of Migrant Health Centers to provide access to care and eliminate health disparities between farmworkers and the U.S. population as a whole. The site includes links to bilingual/low-literacy patient education materials.

Assuring Cultural Competence in Health Care - View a list of CLAS recommendations proposed to help health care organizations and providers ensure equal access to quality health care by diverse populations.

CLAS Standards (Final Report) - (PDF, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) These standards for culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) are designed to address the needs of racial, ethnic and linguistic population groups that experience unequal access to health services.

Health Literacy Studies - This Harvard School of Public Health site is designed for professionals in health and education who are interested in health literacy. It contains useful materials for health-related work.

Health Literacy: Help Your Patients Understand - Learn more about the American Medical Association Foundation's Health Literacy Campaign, and how providers can help patients better understand health information.

Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion - Connect to the Institute of Medicine's report on health literacy and recommendations to reduce its negative effects.

FDA Patient Education Brochures - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides patient education brochures on a wide variety of health care topics, in both English and Spanish.

Multilingual Glossary of Medical Terms - Multilingual Glossary of technical and popular medical terms in nine European Languages: Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Other Resources

MDH Office of Minority and Multicultural Health - The Minnesota Department of Health's Office of Minority and Multicultural Health provides information on health disparities among Minnesota's populations of color and American Indians compared to the white population, and works in partnership with organizations throughout the state to eliminate health disparities.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health - The mission of the federal Office of Minority Health is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities.

Health Disparities Fact Sheets (In English / In Spanish) - (PDF, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) The American Public Health Association and the National Public Health Week 2004 created this fact sheet on health disparities.

Disparities in Health Literacy Fact Sheet (In English / In Spanish) - (PDF, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) The American Public Health Association and the National Public Health Week 2004 created this fact sheet on disparities in health literacy.

HealthWeb Minority Health Page - This web site is a clearinghouse of information on minority health, sponsored by the Library of Health Sciences of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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