Translated Health Education Materials
COVID-19 Resources in Multiple Languages:
- CDC COVID-19 Print Resources: Visit this website for the most up-to-date translated materials from the CDC
- 10 Things You Can Do to Manage COVID-19 Symptoms in Multiple-Languages: Available in English, Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Karen, and Pashto
- 10 Things to Manage Respiratory Symptoms at Home: Available in English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese
- What to do if you are sick: Available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Dari, Farsi, French, Haitian Creole, Russian, Spanish, Tigrinya, and Ukrainian
- Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 poster: Available in English, Simplified Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese
- Stay Healthy Wash Your Hands: Available in English and Spanish
- Wash Your Hands: Available in English, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Urdu
- Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands: Available in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, and Spanish
- CDC COVID-19 materials, translated by RCUSA members into relevant refugee languages
- World Health Organization (WHO) Introductory Video on Coronavirus: This is a five-minute introductory video in English about the novel coronavirus. Captions are available in English, Arabic, French, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian. To access multi-lingual versions, create a free OpenWHO account.
- Switchboard Round-Up of Multilingual Resources on COVID-19
- Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers COVID-19 Resources
- COVID-19 Mental Health Resources - Center for Victims of Torture
- Minnesota Department of Health Materials and Resources on COVID-19
General Health Information:
Executive Order 13166 mandates the provision of language-appropriate services to persons who are limited in their English proficiency (LEP). The purpose of this order is to improve access to federally conducted and assisted programs and activities for persons with limited English proficiency. The following websites offer health education materials in multiple languages:
- CDC Resources in Languages Other than English: Contains information and materials available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website translated into other languages. Topics include emergency preparedness and response, diseases and conditions, data and statistics, environmental health, healthy living, injury, violence and safety, life stages and populations, travelers’ health, and workplace safety and health among others.
- Ethnomed: Provides background information on cultures and cultural competency, as well as patient education materials in multiple languages.
- Immunization Action Coalition: Vaccine Information Statements
- Minnesota Department of Health Translated Materials
Bureau of Immunization and Tuberculosis Brochures:
Childhood Immunization Pamphlet: Arabic, Burmese, English, Nepali, Swahili, Tigrinya
Adolescent Immunization Pamphlet: Arabic, Burmese, English, Nepali, Swahili, Tigrinya
Adult Immunization Pamphlet: Arabic, Burmese, English, Nepali, Swahili, Tigrinya
Influenza Immunization Pamphlet: Arabic, Burmese, English, Nepali, Swahili, Tigrinya
Tuberculosis Pamphlet: Arabic, Burmese, English, Nepali, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrinya
Human papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Pamphlet: Arabic, Burmese, English, Nepali, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrinya
Coverage to Care Prevention:
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services developed the From Coverage to Care (C2C) initiative to help individuals understand health coverage and connect to primary care and the preventive services. Preventive services resources are available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. To access these documents, visit C2C Prevention Resources.
The CDC developed four seasonal flu documents designed to improve knowledge of seasonal flu in refugee populations. The documents use minimal text and visual cues to portray seasonal flu information for low literacy populations, and are available in native languages of refugee populations commonly resettled in the United States. To access these documents, visit CDC Immigrant and Refugee Resources.
CDC Hepatitis B Info Sheets for African Immigrants – Multiple Languages
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals. To access the Lifeline, call 1-800-273-8255.
The Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center Refugee Suicide Prevention Training Toolkit is designed to provide resources for Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) instructors who are interested in training refugee gatekeepers.
- Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services (BRYCS): Contains resources, webinars, parent interviews, and online trainings specific to refugee youth and mental health.
- Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning and Healthy Development (English, Arabic, Nepali, Somali, and Spanish)
- Raising Children in a New Country: An Illustrated Handbook (English, Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Somali, and Spanish)
- Raising Teens in a New Country: A Guide for the Whole Family (English, Arabic, French, Spanish, and Swahili)