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Cultural Competency in Healthcare
A collaborative project between the library and Office of Multicultural Affairs
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
"HealthReach is a national collaborative partnership that has created a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency."
"To provide clear and concise health education in American Sign Language to promote the overall wellness of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing community." DeafHealth provides videos for patients on a variety of diseases, conditions as well as a common tests, and a database of deaf-friendly doctors.
Supported by Ohio State University, Health Information Translations provides education resources in multiple languages for health care professionals and others to use in their communities. Resources are easy to read and culturally appropriate.
SPIRAL is a web resource that connects people to authoritative health information in Asian languages that is freely available on the World Wide Web. SPIRAL is maintained by the Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library and funded by a grant from the New England Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine under contract N01-LM-6-3508.