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Health Literacy Resources for Non-English Speaking Patients
Online Training: Does My Patient Understand?
Does my patient understand? Free online course from the FDA with optional continuing education credit. Learn how to recognize patients with limited health literacy, and identify best practices for improving patient/provider communication.
Patient education information
5MinuteConsult Patient Handouts provided by Lexicomp®. Browse the list of handouts or select from your search results. Customization with your facilities contact information is available through My Account.
AAFP Conditions A-Z - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Conditions A-Z has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP. Common conditions, medical diseases, treatments and health tips (many available in Spanish) are presented alphabetically and can be searched in STAT!Ref online.
Access Medicine's Patient Education. Information (by condition) is from McGraw-Hill's Postgraduate Medicine: The Practical Peer-Reviewed Journal for Primary Care Physicians.
ClinicalKey's Patient Education. Includes more than 1500 patient handouts. Can filter by specialty and authoring organizations. Handouts in Spanish available.
Consumer Health websites
Produced by the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus brings patients reliable, up-to-date information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language they can understand.
Merck Manuals Consumer Version
Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language.
Mayo Clinic Health Information
The Mayo Clinic's consumer health website.
Better Health Channel
The Better Health Channel is funded by the State Government of Victoria, Australia. It provides online consumer focused health and medical information. All information is quality-assured, reliable and regularly reviewed.
Extensive listing of healthcare organizations compiled by Department of Health & Human Services. Includes federal and state agencies, professional organizations, nonprofit agencies, and DHHS and other federal clearinghouses.
Cleveland Clinic Health Information Library
search by topic, or category (diseases and conditions, treatments and procedures, drugs, devices & supplements, diagnostics and testing, symptoms)