Welcome To The New HealthTranslations.com

The face of Missouri’s population is changing. According to the U.S Census Bureau's 2009 data, Missouri’s foreign-born population is nearly 213,000. Because many of these individuals do not speak English, language barriers can obstruct access to health care. Through this site from the Missouri Hospital Association, health care professionals in both metropolitan and rural communities can respond to the growing cultural diversity of Missouri’s patient population.

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HEALTHTRANSLATIONS NEWS
A new Project Read web site now includes Health Literacy lessons.

Among other topics, there are lessons about medicines, health insurance and chronic disease.

Go to Project Read Health Literacy mini-lessons

EDUCATION CENTER
Solving Poor Health Literacy Starts with Reducing Complexity
New Health Literacy section on HealthTranslations.com!
The Missouri Hospital Association wants to know how this site helps you in treating the linguistic and cultural diversity of your patients. Please take few moments to complete a brief survey.
SITES OF INTEREST
Health Literacy: Pharmacy Tools

AHRQ just released a set of new tools for pharmacists to improve service to people with limited language skills. It includes links assessments, training programs and how to make a pill guide.

Go to these great new tools!