Language Translation Sites
Find translated health information materials for patients
- Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials Tool
A searchable catalog of information organized by the American Cancer Society and the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training. Cancer education materials in Asian and Pacific Islander languages are downloadable from participating organizations.
- Children’s Hospitals and Clinics
Hundreds of print education materials on pediatric topics from this Minnesota hospital and clinic group. Many materials are translated into Spanish and Hmong, with some also available in Somali. Translated material includes the English text in a side-by-side presentation.
- Emergency and Community Health Outreach
Public health and safety educational information on a variety of emergency preparedness topics, with translations for limited-English speaking populations. Downloadable video available in addition to written material.
Translations in Amharic, Cambodian, English, Oromo, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tiginya and Vietnamese from a site run by the University of Washington Harborview Medical Center.
- Health Information Translations
A wide variety of translated materials in Arabic, Chinese simplified and traditional, English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukranian and Vietnamese, offered by a consortium of Ohio hospitals. Translated materials download with an English version. Many include simple illustrations.
- Healthy Roads Media
Downloadable audio, written, multimedia and web video materials in Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian, English, French, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Liberian English, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese from this North Dakota-based consortium.
- Hmong Health Education Network
Translated health information in Hmong, managed by the Wasau, Wisconsin Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association.
- MEDLINEplus Basics
Created for consumers by the US National Library of Medicine, featuring health topics, drug information and interactive tutorials. Many materials are available in English and Spanish. See the English directory, which notes pieces that are also translated into Spanish.
Mental health information in translation from a UK site. Includes material in Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, Filipino, French, Gujerati, Hindi, Japanese, Polish, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu and Welsh. Organization requires some searching to find English equivalent for translated pieces.
- National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Attractively designed series of health information sheets in English and Spanish from a US advocacy organization.
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine
A directory of links to other websites where health information translations in Arabic, Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, French, German, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese are available. Published by the US National Library of Medicine.
- New South Wales Health
Hundreds of easily searched translated materials in 50 languages and dozens of categories from this southeast Australia state government. A caveat: the material often refers to and offers phone numbers for resources in New South Wales. Materials are scanned versions of brochures.
- Partners Against Pain
Numeric pain assessment scales in 18 languages from an alliance of patients and providers that works to alleviate unnecessary pain.
- Refugee Health Information Network
A national partnership coordinated by the US National Library of Medicine that provides multilingual information for health professionals, refugees, and asylees in print, audio and video. Also offers assessment guidelines, cultural information, clinic tools. Includes links to information about immigration status and procedures, plus eligibility requirements for Medicaid and Social Security.
- Spanish Language Health Resources Knowledge Path
This Georgetown University-based resource includes information on and links to websites, electronic and print publications, and databases for health professionals and Spanish-speaking consumers. Materials cover a wide range of health topics, with emphasis on maternal and child health.
- SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
Access to consumer health information in Chinese, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Thai and Vietnamese from Massachusetts-based Tufts University.
- Stanford Health Library Health Information
A directory of links to health information in 59 languages from Stanford University in California.
- Twenty-Four Languages Project
Electronic access to over 200 health education brochures in 24 languages, via this project of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, the Utah Department of Health and others.
- US Food and Drug Administration
Low-literacy health information in English and Spanish, in both booklet and pamphlet form.
- University of Michigan Interpreter Services
Translated advance directives, HIPAA privacy forms, consent forms and more in Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish.
- Wong-Baker FACES Pain-Rating Scale with Translations
Tool for patient rating of pain, ages three and older.