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Summer heat illness fact sheets in 12 languages help reach limited-English proficient populations

California’s downloadable fact sheet on preventing and treating heat illness is available in Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian, Chinese, English, Farsi, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

Resources about winter weather and carbon monoxide address preparedness needs of new immigrants

Health planners worked with community groups and translators to convey the dangers of carbon monoxide exposure to new immigrants experiencing winter power outages.

H1N1 materials cover basic information, special groups, and school vaccination clinics

Educational resources, many of them tailored for school and parent use, are available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hmong, Khmer, Lao, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.

H1N1 Foreign and Sign Language Resources

The department maintains a clearinghouse of H1N1 resources in 32 different languages. Resources were gathered from numerous public health agencies and represent a variety of information. The quantity of materials available in each language varies. For instance, the CDC's vaccine information statements are only available in Spanish and Chinese, while H1N1 resources pertaining to refugees are available in Kirundi and Burmese.

Comic book teaches pandemic preparedness and resilience

"No Ordinary Flu," available in 20 languages, features a child learning how his ancestors experienced the 1918 influenza pandemic and teaching his family about preparedness

Red Cross Preparedness and Resiliency materials (National)

The Preparedness and Resiliency materials from the American Red Cross address the mental well-being of adults and children following a disaster. The document on coping strategies for children is not specific to a pandemic situation, yet it contains accurate guidance for caregivers who are dealing with a child's experience of trauma or loss. An especially useful part of the guide is the list of age-based responses to trauma and triggers for when parents should seek professional help.

Outreach promotes preparedness and safety among new immigrants

A Minnesota organization provides televised and print preparedness information to new immigrants in Amharic, Arabic, Hmong, Karen, Khmer, Lao, Oromo, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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