Minority Health Resources
Useful Websites for Information for/about Refugees and Immigrants for Health Professionals
- http://www.refugees.org/resources/for-refugees--immigrants/health/healthy-living-toolkit/ From the U.S. committee for refugees and immigrants, the Healthy Living Toolkits provides information on health awareness in culturally appropriate manner in a wide variety of languages.
- www.hrsa.gov/healthliteracy/training.htm An excellent NEW interactive training tool on linguistic access and cultural competence for health professionals. Free! 5 modules! CEUs, CMEs, CNEs, etc. available. Don’t miss it!
- http://www.culturalorientation.net/ Information about U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program and specific refugee populations
- http://www.ethnomed.org/ Information about various cultures, plus translations of materials on various health topics
- http://www.diversityrx.org/ Information on health care across cultures
- http://www.xculture.org/ Cross Cultural Health Care Program site
- http://www.crossculturalinterpretingservices.org/- Interpreter training and cultural competence training resources
- http://www.migrationinformation.org/integration/language_portal/search.cfm Migration Policy Institute Language Portal; documents related to interpretation and translation, plus translated materials; health materials will be added soon
- http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/ Federal Office of Refugee Resettlement; policy and funding information
- http://www.umbc.edu/alrc/dir.html Adult education, literacy, ESL information for MD
- http://spiral.tufts.edu/topic.html Links to translations of health-related information into a variety of language
- http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/handouts.htm Both handouts and video clips on a variety of health topics in a number of languages
- http://nnlm.gov/outreach/consumer/multi.html The National Network of Libraries of Medicine has developed links to translated health materials on many websites in many languages.
- http://www.healthinfotranslations.com/ Ohio website with many helpful translated brochures and other resources
- http://www.diversitypreparedness.org/ Drexel U. Website devoted to translated documents on emergency preparedness for limited English proficient persons
- http://www.echominnesota.org/ ECHO (Emergency and Community Health Outreach) A collaboration of government and non-for profit organizations, hospitals and health plans, and public health and safety agencies across Minnesota, ECHO provides health and safety information in multiple languages by FAX, phone, television, and web during emergency and non-emergency times, to ensure that all Minnesotans receive health and safety information in languages they know best.
- http://www.health.ri.gov/chew/refugee/refugee-provider-R5.pdf Health “culture profiles” for countries of origin of many recent refugee groups
- http://www.migrationpolicy.org/ Migration Policy Institute; a wealth of information on refugees and immigrants, including state-by-state demographics
- http://www.immigrationforum.org/- National Immigration Forum; a leading advocacy organization on behalf of immigrants
- http://www.aila.org/ American Immigration Lawyer’s Assn; information on legal issues and emerging legislation
- http://justiceforimmigrants.org/learn-issues.shtml- Interfaith campaign: Justice for Immigrants
- http://www.cirnow.org/ Advocacy for comprehensive immigration reform
- http://www.brycs.org/ Information on/for refugee children and youth and their parents
- http://www.nilc.org/ National Immigration Law Center – information on immigrant eligibility and ineligibility for public benefits
- http://www.cirnow.org/ Frequently updated information on legislative initiatives to reform U.S. immigration policy
- http://www.lep.gov/ U.S. government website on linguistic access requirements for agencies that receive federal funds, in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Wide variety of resources available to agencies as they address this mandate.
- http://www.maximus.com/our-services/health/health-literacy/translation-services - provides information on health coverage along with translator services and workshops available for access to heath related information
- http://www.hrsa.gov/publichealth/healthliteracy/ - Link to a free course from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources for medical professionals and any health care provider to be better equipped to communicate with patients
Website list compiled by Pat Hatch, Maryland Office for New Americans. Corrections? Additions? Contact Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org
Refugee & Immigrant Heath Resources
Translation and Interpretive Services
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Contact Information for Translation/Interpretation Services
Aquarius Directory of Translators
Berlitz Language Center
Goodwill Industries of
Hands On Indianapolis
The Hispanic Center
Indiana Latino Institute
Indy Translations, Indianapolis
International Bureau of Translations
International Center of Indianapolis
Language Line Services
Language Training Center
Photo Comp Corp.
ProLingua International, Inc.
Rodriguez & Associates
Technical Translation Services
South Bend Community Schools
The Spanish Connection
Spanish Language Services
Translations InterAmerica, Inc.Contact: Montserrat Zuckreman or
Wishard Hispanic Health Project