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MedlinePlus: Health Information in Multiple Languages

MedlinePlus Brings together authoritative information in multiple languages from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. It also has extensive information in English about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

MedlinePlus: Spanish

Comience su búsqueda en esta sección para encontrar información sobre diversas condiciones, enfermedades y bienestar.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The AHRQ is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of America’s health care. As one of 13 agencies in the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ supports health services research what will improve the quality of health care and promote evidence-based decision making. This web site is available in both English and Spanish versions.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC is one of the 13 major components of the Department of Health and Human Services, which is the principal agency in the U.S. government for protecting the health and safety of Americans and for providing essential human services.  This web site has versions in English, Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Italian, Korean, and Russian. To access contents in other languages, click on Other Languages link at the bottom of the homepage.

EthnoMed is a joint project of University of Washington Health Sciences Library and the Harborview Medical Center's Community House Calls Program. The objective is to provide health information about cultural, medical, and other issues pertinent to the care of immigrant and refugee groups. EthnoMed is designed to be used in clinics by care providers in the few minutes before seeing a patient. The web site currently has specific pages for 22 ethnic groups.


Healthfinder is a bilingual (English/Spanish) Federal Web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It links to selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations.  On each page the user can toggle between the two languages.


Health Information Translations
Sponsored by the Ohio State University medical Center, Health Information Translations is a collaborative initiative to improve health education for patients with limited English language proficiency.  The information, in PDF format, is written in both English and the language selected.  The site currently supports Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Hindi.


HealthyNJ – Information for Healthy Living
HealthyNJ is an English/Spanish site sponsored by the University Libraries at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. It is a consumer health portal providing links to quality Web sites around the world, and is divided into five sections: Health and Wellness, Diseases and Conditions, Just for Kids, Health in NJ, and Reference Desk.

Healthy Roads Media

This site contains free health education materials in a number of languages and a variety of formats for diverse populations in a variety of settings. The actual content of each topic is from reliable sources such as the CDC, the American Academy of Family Physiciansand others.A list of the content source for each individual topic can be found on the Sources page of the website.


Hmong Health Website

The Hmong Health Education Network, a bilingual Web site, provides access to health information for Hmong people and those who provide health, education and social services to the Hmong community.

Multicultural Health Communication

Multicultural Communication provides a number of services to health professionals working with ethnic communities, including information and advice on appropriate ways to communicate with people of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Multilingual Glossary of Technical and Popular Medical Terms in Nine European Languages
This web site, from the Heymans Institute of Pharmacology in Belgium, contains glossaries of technical and popular medical terms in eight of the nine official European languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Danish. The information is accessible both alphabetically and by lemma (1830 concepts in all).

MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies and health-related organizations. The web site includes MEDLINE searches, access to medical journal articles, extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news. The information is available in both English and Spanish.


Minhaal is the first dual-language Arab portal that provides healthcare related information.


Multilingual Health Information
Sponsored by the Stanford University Health Library, this site contains general health information on a wide variety of topics in more than 60 languages.
The primary source of General Health Information in Spanish is MedlinePlus; there is a variety of sources for the information in all the other languages. There is a link to the English version of each foreign language collection or article, except where so noted.


NOAH – New York Online Access to Health
NOAH provides access to high quality full-text consumer health information in English and Spanish that is accurate, timely, relevant, and unbiased. The topics in NOAH are listed both by category and alphabetically.  On each page the user can toggle between the two languages.

Proquest Culture Vision

ProQuest’s comprehensive Culture Vision database provides reports and reviews on more than 30 ethnicities and several religions in an intuitive browsing format. Available only on Marianjoy Network.


SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
SPIRAL is a joint initiative of the South Cove Community Health Center and Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library. The site provides consumer information in Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Online Translators

The use of machine or automatic translations is strongly discouraged. For software assisted translation, have the translation reviewed by a qualified language professional to ensure that the translation correctly communicates the message.

Google Translate

Google's free online language translation service instantly translates text and web pages.

This webpage widget allows you to bring real-time, in-place translations to your web site.



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