Health information in multiple languages
- Use this link to MedlinePlus to find health information in languages other than English: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/languages.html
- Healthy Roads Media provides health information in many languages and multiple formats (printout, audio, web-video, iPod video) at http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org
- EthnoMed, Harborview Medical Center's ethnic medicine website, offers medical and cultural information about immigrant and refugee groups: http://ethnomed.org
- Health information translations into multiple languages are available at: https://www.healthinfotranslations.org
Information about your rights
- American Hospital Association’s Patient Care Partnership brochure teaches patients about rights and responsibilities in regard to their hospital stay. (It comes in English, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.) Read it online at http://www.aha.org/advocacy-issues/communicatingpts/pt-care-partnership.shtml.
- This site explains new patient rights with regard to health insurance under the 2010 Affordable Care Act: https://www.healthcare.gov/how-does-the-health-care-law-protect-me/.
- To learn about your rights as a person who does not speak English very well, please visit the Office of Civil Rights website: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/civilrights/index.html. You may find materials translated into several languages by choosing your language at the bottom right corner of the page.
- If you believe that you or an individual that you or your organization represents has been discriminated against because of your race, color, or national origin, including limited English proficiency (LEP), please read the Fact Sheet about how to file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights.
Heath information, policy and advocacy organizations
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: http://www.cms.gov
- The National Health Law Program protects and advances the health rights of low income and underserved individuals. The oldest non-profit of its kind, NHeLP advocates, educates and litigates at the federal and state level: http://www.healthlaw.org
- Hablamos Juntos (We Speak Together), a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and administered by the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research, provides information about language policy and practice in health care: www.hablamosjuntos.org/resources/default.resources.asp
- U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immgrants (USCRI) offers multi-lingual resources to help refugees and immigrants start their lives in the U.S.: http://refugees.org/news/interns-us-comittee-refugees-immigrants/
- Doctors for Global Health (DGH), a private, not-for-profit organization promoting health, education, art and other human rights throughout the world: http://dghonline.org