WEBTREATS: Foreign Language Health Information

This list, prepared by the College Resource Center Librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.    Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites. This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning.

Multilingual information:

Asian and Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials Tool
This site, from the American Cancer Society, provides links to websites with patient education materials on cancer in many Asian and Pacific Islander languages.

CancerIndex – Resources in Languages Other than English
This site contains links to sources of cancer information in languages other than English, including Chinese, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and others.

Department of Health and Human Services: Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information
This website has links to resources in multiple languages.

This site includes patient education resources in several languages, including Amharic, Chinese, Hmong, Karen, Khmer, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, and Vietnamese.

Health Information Translations
This website has a searchable database of translated health information in almost 20 languages. Hospital signage in other languages is also provided.

Health Translations Online Directory
This website from the state government of Victoria in Australia has translated health information materials in more than 90 languages.

Healthy Roads Media
This site has health information in print, video, and audio formats in more than 20 languages.

La Leche League: Breastfeeding Information in Other Languages
This site provides breastfeeding information in Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and more, and also provides links to other countries’ LLLI websites.

Lab Tests Online
This site has information on clinical laboratory tests in Chinese, Czech, German, Spanish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, and Turkish, and also has resources for patients in the UK and Australia.

MedlinePlus - Easy-to-Read
This site has links to easy-to-read information in English, as well as some Spanish materials.

MedlinePlus – Health Information in ASL
This website from the National Library of Medicine has links to health information videos in American Sign Language.

MedlinePlus – Health Information in Multiple Languages
This website from the National Library of Medicine provides links to health information in almost 50 languages other than English.

National Library of Medicine (NLM) - Consumer Health Information in Many Languages Resources
This site includes links to materials and resources in American Sign Language, Arabic, Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, French, German, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Refugee Health Information Network
RHIN is a database of resources on refugee health. The site includes translated health education materials and tools for providers.

Selected Patient Resources in Asian Languages (SPIRAL)
SPIRAL provides health brochures for patients in Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese.

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Healthy Living Toolkit
The USCRI website has links to the Healthy Living Toolkit in almost 20 languages.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Free Publications for Women
This website includes over 50 free pamphlets from FDA’s Office of Women’s Health in English, Spanish, several Asian languages, Polish, and Arabic.

World Health Organization
WHO’s website includes information in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish on a variety of health topics.

Spanish information:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) – Información en Español

American Academy of Pediatrics – HealthyChildren.org

American Cancer Society - Información de referencia sobre el cancer

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – Patient Education Pamphlets in Spanish

Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC)



Instituto Nacional del Cáncer (National Cancer Institute)


National Women’s Health Information Center

Planned Parenthood Federation of America in Spanish

jer last revised 3/25/14


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