Translated Health Education Materials
Executive Order 13166 mandates the provision of language-appropriate services to persons who are limited in their English proficiency (LEP). The purpose of this order is to improve access to federally conducted and assisted programs and activities for persons with limited English proficiency. The following websites offer health education materials in multiple languages:
- Ethnomed: Provides background information on cultures and cultural competency, as well as patient education materials in multiple languages.
- Healthreach: Contains multilingual health information, cultural guidance, and country condition reports. Health information is available in more than 80 languages and in multiple formats (print, audio, and video). Topics include, but are not limited to healthy pregnancy, oral health and dental care, sexually transmitted infections, bed bugs, tuberculosis, and more.
- Immunization Action Coalition: Vaccine Information Statements
- Minnesota Department of Health Translated Materials
The CDC developed four seasonal flu documents designed to improve knowledge of seasonal flu in refugee populations. The documents use minimal text and visual cues to portray seasonal flu information for low literacy populations, and are available in native languages of refugee populations commonly resettled in the United States. To access these documents, visit CDC Immigrant and Refugee Resources. Visit CDC-INFO to order printed copies of these documents, or call 1-800-CDC-INFO.
CDC Hepatitis B Info Sheets for African Immigrants – Multiple Languages
Opioid Misuse and Addiction:
The National Library of Medicine collaborated with Healthy Roads Media to produce a collection of materials that teach people about opioids and opioid misuse. The collection has 22 easy-to-read, English-language handouts, videos, and audio recordings. To access this resource, visit Healthreach Opioid Misuse and Addiction Resources.
Pelvic Exam and Pap Test:
The National Cancer Institute developed a four-panel brochure to educate women about what to expect during a pelvic exam and pap test. Audio versions are available in some languages. To access this resource, visit Healthreach Having a Pelvic Exam and Pap Test.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals. To access the Lifeline, call 1-800-273-8255.
The Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center Refugee Suicide Prevention Training Toolkit is designed to provide resources for Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) instructors who are interested in training refugee gatekeepers.