Healthcare Translations and Cultural Information

A General Overview


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.


Culturally relevant information in multiple languages and formats about health conditions and wellness topics.  You can search by language or topic for resources, cultural backgrounders, clinical tools, and guidance about specific immigrant, refugee, and asylee populations.

Appointment Reminder Translation Tool

NSW Refugee Health Service’s on-line Translated Appointment Reminder Translation Tool allows you to translate appointment details into your client’s language. Just type in the details, then either print or save the PDF. Your form is generated immediately so you can give it to your client at the time you make the appointment.

Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services

Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services provides comprehensive care for refugees, asylees, asylum seekers and survivors of torture and genocide by partnering with numerous organizations including major refugee resettlement agencies. Their Information, Country, and Condition Guides are particularly useful, as well as the many webinars, training materials, and resources.  This site has especially great cultural information on mental health.


EthnoMed is an ethnic medicine website containing medical and cultural information about immigrant and refugee groups. It is specific to the Seattle region, but its cultural and health information is applicable in all geographic areas. The purpose of the website is to make information about culture, language, health, illness, and community resources directly accessible to health care providers who see patients from differ ethnic groups.

CDC’s General Information for Immigrant and Refugee Health

This link contains general information about refugees as well as statistical facts, histories, and cultural backgrounders on specific ethnic groups.

CDC Translated Seasonal Flu Materials

This link contains flu materials for refugees, covering a basic overview of the seasonal flu, prevention of the flu, and a how to guide to care for children with the flu.

Refugee Health and Technical Assistance Center

The Refugee Health and Technical Assistance Center is dedicated to improving the well-being of refugees by providing tools, resources, and support for health and mental health providers. Through this website one can: find basic information about refugees and their access to health care, learn about physical and mental health issues among refugees, download training materials and resources, and sign-up for newsletters and webinars.

Refugee Health Promotion Navigation Program Curriculum