Donna J. McCloskey, MLIS, AHIP
Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
Barbara M. Bibel
Reference Librarian/Consumer Health Information Specialist
Oakland Public Library
Reviewed April 8, 2013
Consumer Health Information in Many Languages Resources. National Network of Libraries of Medicine.Updated January 10, 2013. Accessed April 8, 2013.
A customized search engine allows you to search Resources in Multiple Languages and Resources in Specific Languages.
DeafMD. McDaniel College. Updated 2013. Accessed April 8, 2013.
An innovative website providing accurate, concise, and valuable health information in American Sign Language.
Health Information in Multiple Languages. MedlinePlus. Updated November 30, 2012. Accessed April 8, 2013.
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, MedlinePlus provides health information in nearly 50 other languages. You can browse by language or health topic.
Health Information Translations. Updated 2013. Accessed April 8, 2013.
Health topics are searchable in a variety of languages; also included are hospital signage documents.
Health Translations Directory. Victorian Government Health Information. Updated 2013. Accessed April 8, 2013.
Searching by topic, language, or both is possible from this web site’s search engine. A complete English version accompanies each topic in another language.
Healthy Roads Media. Updated 2012. Accessed April 8, 2013.
This website is a source for quality health information in many languages and multiple formats.
Patient Education. EthnoMed. Updated 2013. Accessed April 8, 2013.
EthnoMed provides patient education in Amharic, Chinese, Hmong, Karen, Khmer, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, and Vietnamese. In addition to patient education, there are clinical topics and articles concerning cross-cultural health.
Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages. SPIRAL. Updated March 6, 2013. Accessed April 8, 2013.
This resource offers patient information in 10 different Asian languages.