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Ascension LibTip Foreign Language Information

This list, prepared by the Ascension Sacred Heart's Medical Librarian from other sources, is provided for information only. Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of Ascension Health of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities. Further, Ascension 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:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - Explicit and Standardized Prescription Medicine Instructions

Explicit instructions on taking prescription medications to possibly reduce errors while improving adherence. These instructions have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

ACS Cancer Information in Other Languages

This site, from the American Cancer Society, provides links to websites with patient education materials on cancer in many languages.

CancerIndex - Resources in Languages other than English

This site contains links to source of cancer information in languages other than English, but was last updated in December 2013.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC has information and materials available on their website translated into other languages.


The site provides patient education information in many languages.

Health Information Translations

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

Healthy Roads Media

Healthy Roads Media has multilingual and multicultural public health information (videos) for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English language proficiency. 

La Leche League International

Breastfeeding information for infant feeding in emergencies in other languages. 

Lab Tests Online

This site has information on clinical laboratory tests in other languages (12), and also has resources for other countries (14). 

National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM):

  - MedlinePlus - Easy-to-Read

  - MedlinePlus - Health Information in Multiple Languages

Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages (SPIRAL)

SPRIAL provides health information for patients in several Asian languages.  Unfortunately, the website is no longer being updated, but is still available for viewing and printing. 

World Health Organization (WHO)

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

Spanish Information 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - Informacion en Espanol

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - La pagina sobre la crianza de los ninos de la AAP - Healthy

American Cancer Society - Informacion de referencia sobre el cancer

Centros para el Control y la Prevencion de Enfermedades (CDC) -

Healthfinder - MiBuscadorDeSalud

Instituto Nacional del Cancer (National Cancer Institute)

Office on Women's Health - Oficina para la Salud de la Mujer (OASH)

MASH - 9/14/2023