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    4 star rating Users input phrases to be translated from English into Spanish, French, German, Italian or Portugese. Users may also input phrases for translation from Spanish, French or German into English. SDL International.

Full Text / MultiMedia

  • Foreign Language Translation at AltaVista
    5 star rating Translates inputted text or an entire web page from English to French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Korean, or Chinese and vice-versa. AltaVista Company.
  • from SDL International
    4 star rating An easy-to-use site for rapid translations where you can get the "gist" of foreign language text and web pages. Translates from French, Spanish and German into English, and from English into French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian and Norwegian. SDL International, Inc. .
  • The Medlingua Project
    4 star rating Checkbox patient interview templates in English, Spanish, German, French, and Italian. Users are provided with side-by-side translation for questions. Knoll Deutschland .
  • Articles on Aboriginal Health from eMJA
    2 star rating Articles and editorials from the Medical Journal of Australia on health issues affecting aboriginals.
  • International Medscape Homepages
    1 star rating REG A regularly updated collection of Medscape's key clinical content including news, conference summaries, articles, treatment updates, clinical management modules, Medline and Cochrane abstracts, practice guidelines, and links to professional organizations. Free registration.

Major Sites / Home Pages

  • Diversity Rx
    2 star rating A clearinghouse of information on how to meet the language and cultural needs of minorities, immigrants, refugees and other diverse populations seeking health care. Updated August 2000. DiversityRx.


Patient Education

  • Multilingual Health Information Catalogue at Sydney
    4 star rating Users select from a large directory of health topics or disease conditions. The service returns patient education documents in Spanish, English, French, Arabic, Korean, or Chinese. South Eastern Sydney Area Health Service.
  • Consumer Health Brochures in Multiple Languages
    4 star rating Electronic access to over 200 health education brochures in 24 different languages. This is a project of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.
  • Spanish Patient Education Materials Project
    4 star rating A variety of Spanish language education documents on various diseases for patients and their families. PDF format. Published by the University of Utah Health Sciences Center and funded by the National Library of Medicine. Univ. of Utah.
  • MEDLINEplus Spanish
    3 star rating The National Library of Medicine's consumer Web site offers Spanish language materials on numerous health topics.
  • Asian Pacific Islanders Women's Health
    2 star rating Documents to assist physicians in helping their female Asian Pacific Islander patients understand the importance of cervical and breast cancer screening. Materials are available in Samoan, Cambodian, Chinese, Thai, Laotian, Vietnamese and Korean. FDA, Los Angeles District.
  • Ask NOAH About: Health Topics and Resources (in Spanish)
    1 star rating Presents extensive, spanish language, well categorized links to selected patient education briefs. New York Online Access to Health- a government sponsored effort. .


  • Healthfinder - Spanish
    4 star rating A government-maintained directory of Spanish-language patient education documents with coverage of over 300 topics from 70 government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
  • Primary Care Cross Cultural Resources
    3 star rating A directory of links to articles, curriculums, books, and organizations regarding cultural competency in the delivery of healthcare. University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.
  • Transcultural and Multicultural Health Links from Indiana U.
    2 star rating Annotated links to resources that support care of diverse populations, including ethnic, religious and special populations. Indiana University.

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