Health Education and Communication Tools
- COVID-19 Materials for Migrants, Refugees, and Other Limited-English-Proficient Populations
- Seasonal Flu Resources (CDC)
- Hepatitis B Resources (CDC)
- Measles Resources (CDC)
- Polio Resources (CDC)
- Tuberculosis (TB) (CDC)
- Varicella Resources (CDC)
- Natural Disasters and Severe Weather Resources (CDC)
- Multilingual and Multicultural Health Education Materials
CDC has created a communication toolkit to help public health professionals, health departments, community organizations, and healthcare systems and providers reach populations, including refugees, who may need COVID-19 prevention messaging in their native languages.
This toolkit provides:
- Current messaging from a trusted source.
- Information in plain language available for downloading and sharing.
- Translated materials to help communities disseminate messages to a wider audience.
Four seasonal flu documents were developed as a result of focus groups and educational sessions conducted with refugees in their native languages. The materials are designed to improve knowledge of seasonal flu in refugee populations; thus they are written in the native languages of refugee populations commonly resettled in the United States. All four documents are tailored for low literacy populations by using minimal text and using visual cues to portray seasonal flu information.
Visit CDC-INFO to order printed copies of these documents, or call 1-800-CDC-INFO.
Flu and You
Flu and You describes flu symptoms, how flu is spread, how to prevent flu, and signs and symptoms that suggest severe illness.
Cleaning to Prevent Flu
This document describes basic cleaning methods you can use to prevent spreading the flu or contracting flu yourself. Cleaning to Prevent Flu describes what kills the flu virus and how caretakers can protect themselves from flu.
Talking to Children about Flu
This document is a guide for parents who want to talk to their children about flu. Talking to Children about Flu includes how children can keep from getting the flu, healthy habits for children, and opportunities to answer questions your child may have about flu.
If Your Child Gets Sick with Flu
This document is a guide for parents who have a child who is sick with flu. If Your Child Gets Sick with Flu includes advice for what you need to do if your child is sick with flu, flu symptoms your child may have, and ways you can keep your sick child from spreading flu.
A series of fact sheets and other patient education resources on hepatitis B. Materials are available in several languages, including languages spoken by refugee communities in the United States.
A series of fact sheets and other measles education resources for parents and childcare providers. Materials are available in several languages, including a fact sheet [PDF – 2 pages] and an infographic [PDF – 1 page] in Ukrainian. A poster is available in English [PDF – 1 page], Dari [PDF – 1 page], and Pashto [PDF – 1 page].
A series of fact sheets and other resources on TB for patients, healthcare providers, and TB programs. Materials are available to share, download, or print.
Resources include how to stay safe after a hurricane. Materials are available in several languages, including languages spoken by refugee communities in the United States.
National Institutes of Health
MedlinePlus is now the National Library of Medicine (NLM) home for health information in multiple languages. Most of the multilingual consumer health information from HealthReach is also part of MedlinePlus, the NLM’s flagship website for health information for patients, families, and the general public. As of October 1, 2020, materials from HealthReach became accessible exclusively via MedlinePlus and HealthReach was ended as a stand-alone website.
- Outreach Activities and Research
An online repository of multicultural resources and health information, including some translated health resources in multiple languages. Other materials include, but are not limited to, educational resources on cultural competency and information on health literacy.