Multilingual Consumer Health

Internet Links
American Cancer Society
This site offers daily updates about cancer issues in addition to being the first site to search for information on types of cancer, living with cancer, treatment options and how to make treatment decisions. Every aspect of cancer is included.
Languages in addition to English: Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Vietmanese.
 
Consumer Health Brochures in Multiple Languages 
The site provides information in audio format as well as .pdf documents. Native speakers of the respective languages furnish the narrations, which are recorded, encoded, and linked to the project's web site for easy access. There is access to over 200 health education brochures. Languages in addition to English: Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Croatian, Farsi, French, German, Portugese and Serbo-Croatian.
 
Health Information Translations
Here you can find tranlations in several languages on a variety of health conditions that are searchable by topic, language, or general categories.
 
Health Information Tool for Empowerment (HITE)
Search by language spoken for not-for-profit organizations throughout New York.  Users can access the site’s Immigration center.
 
Healthy Roads Media
Health information access is a basic healthcare need. Literacy, health-literacy, illness, aging, disability and language are all issues that can pose barriers to obtaining basic health information. This site contains free health education materials in a number of languages and a variety of formats. Languages in addition to English: Amharic, Arabic, Bhutanese, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hmong, Karen, Khmer, Kirundi, Korean, Kurdish, Laotion, Nepali, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.
 
Immunization Action Coalition
The Immunization Action Coalition works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services. The Coalition also facilitates communication about the safety, efficacy, and use of vaccines within the broad immunization community of patients, parents, health care organizations, and government health agencies. Languages in addition to English: Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hmong, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.
 
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Consumer health information in many languages
 
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/pub/pub.shtml
Search by language and topic for New York City health publications including information guides and factsheets.  15 languages in addition to English.
 
Ready New York, NYC Office of Emergency Management
The Ready New York guides offer tips and information designed to help New Yorkers prepare for all types of emergencies in 12 langauges.  Topics include Hurricanes and "My Emergency Plan." Click on a brochure to see available languages.
 
World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/
This international organization publishes its website information into English, French, Russian and Spanish.