- Care Notes: Patient Care Handouts
Traditional patient care and medication information written at a 6th to 8th grade level, and available in both English and Spanish versions. A core group of handouts are now available in 13 additional languages.
- Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer
(formerly USP DI® Advice for the Patient) Medication information for patients. English only.
- AAFP Conditions A to Z
Patient Information handouts from the American Association of Family Physicians. In English and Spanish
MedlinePlus has extensive information from the NIH and other sources on over 650 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
A peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider.
Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
- National Library of Medicine Health Information
From the world's largest medical library, find links to reliable health information.
- MD Consult Patient Education
Includes over 10,000 printable Patient Education handouts in both English and Spanish versions
- Lexi-Comp Online with AHFS
This resource has customizable pediatric and adult patient education prescription drug leaflets in 18 different languages. Disease and condition titles are now available in English and Spanish. Access patient handouts by searching for a drug, disease or condition and click on the AdultPALS or Pedi-PALS button.
- eMedicine index of Patient Education topics
- Merck Manual of Medicial Information - Home Edition
2nd ed. - consumer health information based on the Merck Manual
- JAMA Patient Page, The
American Medical Association's online collection of over 400 topical overviews. Many in English and Spanish.
- Patient Education ebooks
- Genetics Home Reference
Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health.
- Consumer Health Information in Many Languages Resources
A collaboration of the NN/LM Consumer Outreach Librarians.
This site lists resources for both patients and healthcare practioners.
Several of the links include background on cultural health beliefs and practices.
- New South Wales Multicultural Health Communication Service
A rich resource with numerous health topics that provide health information in 50 languages.
- Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care
Each chapter of this little guide covers a particular ethnic or cultural group.
Using an outline format this guide highlights culturally relevant interventions and is useful for all health-care providers committed to providing culturally sensitive care, regardless of their practice setting.
- SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
A joint initiative of the South Cove Community Health Center and Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library. SPIRAL aims to increase access to Asian-language health information for consumers and health care providers. The SPIRAL web site is a collection of links to Asian-language patient care documents that have been created by authoritative sources and are freely available on the World Wide Web. Links are organized by topic and language. SPIRAL is currently maintained by Tufts University
- Health Information Translations
Health Information Translations provides education resources in multiple languages for health care professionals and others to use in their communities. Resources are easy to read and culturally appropriate.