Health Information Translations

The Health Literacy Hero award for July goes to Health Information Translations—an online resource providing plain language health education resources for health care professionals working with limited English proficient populations. This website is a collaboration of health education specialists from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Mount Carmel Health System, OhioHealth, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Their website gives free access to 3,000+ documents written in up to 18 languages. First page of each document is English, followed by a translated page. Resources are the majority of the National Library of Medicine Medline Plus Multiple Language inventory. The Joint Commission recommends this site as a resource for translated patient education materials. Health Information Translations is looking for funding to sustain and grow this valuable resource. Contact Diane Moyer, MS, RN, to share ideas and learn more.