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Health Literacy

Find resources and educational materials on health literacy and clear communiciation.

Medical Translator Apps

  • Canopy Medical Translator
  • MediBabble Translator
  • Say Hi Translate
  • Universal Doctor Speaker: Medical Translator with Audio

Cultural Competency

  • Center for Linguistic and Cultural Competency in Health Care
    The Office of Minority Health established the Center for Linguistic and Cultural Competency in Health Care to address the health needs of populations who speak limited English. Its mission is to collaborate with federal agencies and other public and private entities to enhance the ability of the health care system to effectively deliver linguistically appropriate and culturally competent health care to limited English-speaking populations.
  • Cross Cultural Healthcare Program
    Cross Cultural Health Care Program is primarily a training and consulting organization supported by a wide array of multilingual publications available for purchase through our online store, the Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP) endeavors to enhance the abilities of health professionals to provide culturally competent and linguistically appropriate care.
  • Cultural Competency in Healthcare
    This U. of Maryland School of Public Health website provides links to information on health disparities and factors influencing health; the impact of stereotyping on medical decision making, and cross-cultural clinical skills.
  • DiversityRx
    The purpose of DiversityRx is to improve the accessibility and quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and indigenous communities. They support the development and provision of health services that are responsive to the cultural and linguistic differences presented by diverse populations.
  • One Size Does Not Fit All: Meeting the Health Care Needs of Diverse Populations
    Hospitals, language and culture: a snapshot of the nation. Published by The Joint Commission.
  • Think Cultural Health
    This site, sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, offers the latest resources and tools to promote cultural and linguistic competency in health care. You may access free and accredited continuing education programs as well as tools to help you and your organization provide respectful, understandable and effective services.

Multi-language Consumer Health Resources


Adapted from University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library Health Literacy Resource Guide. Used with permission.