Funding Opportunity: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy Research Grants
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The goal of this program announcement is to encourage empirical research on health literacy concepts, theory and interventions.
Due May 7, 2016.
Resource: Health Insurance Marketplace Resources in Multiple Languages
U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Resources are available in Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Creole, Farsi, French, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Tagalog, Tibetan, and Vietnamese.
Resource: Virginia Adult ESOL Health Literacy Toolkit
Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center, located at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education
This toolkit offers explanations, tips, materials, and links to help ESOL teachers and programs better understand and address the health literacy challenges faced by adult English language learners in the U.S.
Resource: Refugee Patient Education Project videos
Refugee Patient Education Project is supported by the Central New York Community Foundation
Videos about latent TB infection, parasites, and Hepatitis B in multiple refugee languages: Arabic, Burmese, Nepali, Somali, and Swahili. New clinician education video on female genital cutting is now available.
Resource: Refugee Cultural Profiles
Refugee Health Vancouver
Profiles about the culture and history of Myanmar, Bhutan, Somalia, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran and Iraq. The website also contains patient handouts in various refugee languages.
Resource: Physician and Patient’s Guide to Hepatitis B (2012 Edition)
Asian Liver Center, Stanford University School of Medicine.
User-friendly handbook with latest information on the incidence, transmission, detection, prevention, and management of hepatitis B infection and liver cancer.
Resource: Somali Language Health Factsheets
Topics include Diabetes Facts, Heart Health Facts, Physical Activity for Healthy Living Everyday, and more.
Resource: Healthcare Information Videos in Karen and Burmese
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare & Burmese refugees.
Videos can be shown as part of a cultural orientation or before refugees’ health screening or first primary care visit.
Resource: New Americans Health Information Portal
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences
Portal to identified quality multi-lingual health education documents and receptacle for health documents created by Heartland’s Refugee Health Programs. Materials available in many refugee languages.
Resource: Knowledge Center Library
U.S. Office of Minority Health
Contains thousands of documents, reports, books, journals, media, and articles related to the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations. The library collection also includes consumer health materials in more than 35 languages.