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Health Literacy for Interprofessional Education (IPE) eToolkit

Culture, Language and Health Literacy. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). U.S. DHHS.

National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care

Effective Verbal and Written Communications with Those from Other Cultures. Area Health Education Center. Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Culture and Health Literacy

Articles on Culture, Language and Health Literacy

  • Brown, Benjamin P. “Interpreting Medicine: Lessons From a Spanish-Language Clinic.” Annals of Family Medicine 12.5 (2014): 473–474. PMC. Web. 20 Feb. 2017. This short reflection by a medical student/resident on caring for patients with limited English proficiency illustrates his coming to terms with the importance of reaching others through a common language.


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