Other Online Patient Education Tools

The following list of organizations that have produced Patient Education tools may be appropriate for your patient population or useful as a starting point for developing health center specific patient education materials. A few of the tools are dated; however, the content may be appropriate for common ailments in which care has stayed consistent.

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Multi-Lingual Materials
English Only Materials
Developing/Evaluating Patient Education Tools

MULTI-LINGUAL MATERIALS

Environmental Protection Agency
“Proteja su salud”

Spanish language information to educate Hispanics, researchers, and health care providers on how environmental health issues (including asthma, mold, carbon monoxide, and pesticides) affect the different Hispanic communities
www.epa.gov/espanol/saludhispana/index.htm

EthnoMed
Contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world; for patient education materials, click on the Patient Education button
http://ethnomed.org/ethnomed/index.html

Healthfinder
A to Z health topics for children, teens, men, women, and seniors on 1,600 health topics in English and Spanish
www.healthfinder.gov

How’s Your Health: Personal Guide for the Best Health and Medical Care
Free health assessment tool for patient use; available in English and Spanish
http://howsyourhealth.org

ENGLISH ONLY MATERIALS

Bright Futures
Guidelines, strategies, and tools that are theory-based, evidence-driven, and systems-oriented that can be used to improve the health and well-being of children
https://brightfutures.aap.org/Pages/default.aspx

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz
www2.cdc.gov/nip/adultImmSched

MerckEngage
Comprehensive health information for patients to use online
www.merckengage.com/

MedlinePlus
Health topic summaries, videos, and tools
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health
Fact sheets to encourage families and providers to support children’s eye health
http://nationalcenter.preventblindness.org/new-childrens-vision-fact-sheets

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
“Your Guide to Healthy Sleep” for patients and public, available in downloadable format or as printed copy
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/sleep/healthy_sleep.htm

DEVELOPING/EVALUATING PATIENT EDUCATION TOOLS

Center for Health Care Strategies
Health literacy resources
www.chcs.org/resource/health-literacy-fact-sheets/

Health Literacy Consulting
Provides services to health professionals on health literacy and communication
www.healthliteracy.com