Cross-Cultural/ Multilingual Instructional Materials

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Several of the materials included on this page are available in different languages and in "plain language."

Student Developed Materials

National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NSCALL) provides student-developed materials and audio/video materials, which include information on health, communicating in ‘plain language,’ diversity, and ethnic groups.

The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations

The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) provides documents related to cancer, children’s health, environmental health, genetics, hepatitis, medical interpretation, physical activity, thalassemia, and tuberculosis. Materials are available in English, and specific materials are also available in Chinese, Korean, Laotian, Samoan, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. Booklets and pamphlets may be purchased for a small fee.

The Cross Cultural Health Care Program

The Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP) provides resources, materials, and information, such as The Community Profile Series. This series of 20-30-page booklets “cover the history, immigration history, healthcare and cultural beliefs of various ethnic minorities”…including Arab, Cambodian, Ethiopian, Eritrean, Lao, Mien, Oromo, Samoan, Somali, South Asian, Ukranian, and Soviet-Jewish communities. Each booklet costs $10, and free six-page summaries are available online.

The California Nutrition Network

The California Nutrition Network provides links to other nutrition Web sites, press material, and educational materials in English and Spanish.

Primary Care and Rural Health Ethnic Health

Primary Care and Rural Health Ethnic Health provides a resource list of cultural competency and health literacy resources, including: The 24 Languages Project, with electronic access to over 200 health education brochures in 24 different languages (Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian, Chinese, Croatian, Farsi, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Tongan, and Vietnamese).

Multi-lingual Health Guidebook

This sample health guidebook for refugees developed by the Minnesota Department of Health is offered in English, Hmong, and Vietnamese. Health Assessment brochures are available in Amharic, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, Vietnamese, and Oromo. Users may download documents at no cost.

Nutrition Education for New Americans Project

This project, sponsored by Georgia State University and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), provides multicultural health handouts in 36 languages. Free materials to encourage healthy eating practices in both American and traditional diets are available.

The New York-based Council on Family Health

The New York-based Council on Family Health provides online samples of medicine labels for use in ESL classrooms. The Council also provides (via mail-order) a packet for ESL teachers, which includes a poster, lesson plans for different levels of learners, and copy masters in six different languages.

A Su Salud

A Su Salud is a Web page created by the Library Services Online Service of South Texas Community College. A Su Salud offers an extensive list of health-related information and Web sites for use by educators and Spanish-speaking adults.

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