Donna J. McCloskey, MLIS, AHIP
Health Information Center
Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville
Barbara M. Bibel
Reference Librarian/Consumer Health Information Specialist
Oakland Public Library
Consumer Health Information in Many Languages Resources. National Network of Libraries of Medicine. http://nnlm.gov/outreach/consumer/multi.html. Updated August 24, 2010. Accessed October 5, 2010.
A customized search engine allows you to search Resources With Items in Multiple Languages and Resources in Specific Languages.
DeafMD. McDaniel College. http://www.deafmd.org/. Updated 2008. Accessed October 6, 2010.
An innovative website providing accurate, concise, and valuable health information in American Sign Language.
Health Information in Multiple Languages. MedlinePlus. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/languages.html. Updated June 26, 2009. Accessed October 5, 2010.
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. http://healthinfotranslations.com/. Updated 2010. Accessed October 11, 2010.
Health topics are searchable in a variety of languages; also included are hospital signage documents.
Health Translations Directory. Victorian Government Health Information. http://www.healthtranslations.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcht.nsf. Updated February 25, 2009. Accessed October 5, 2010.
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. http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/. Updated 2010. Accessed October 5, 2010.
This website is a source for quality health information in many languages and multiple formats.
Patient Education. EthnoMed. http://ethnomed.org/patient-education. Updated 2010. Accessed October 5, 2010.
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.
Resources for Health Professionals and Patients. EurasiaHealth. http://www.eurasiahealth.org/eng/health/resources/. Updated 2006. Accessed October 5, 2010.
This database of health education materials is available in the languages of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. A search engine is provided.
Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages. SPIRAL. http://www.library.tufts.edu/hsl/spiral/. Updated September 14, 2010. Accessed October 5, 2010.
This resource offers patient information in 10 different Asian languages.