Library of Spanish-Language Resources

Effective Health Care Program

The AHRQ Library of Spanish-Language Resources offers important research updates and educational information in Spanish to help with the management of diseases and conditions.

Hispanics, who account for 15 percent of the U.S. population, are more likely than whites to experience poor health outcomes. For example, Hispanics have significantly higher rates of hospital admissions for short-term complications due to diabetes. For many Hispanics, seeking treatment means using a new language to navigate a complex health care system.1

Picture of Hispanic family playing soccer in the park.

AHRQ now offers a growing library of publications in Spanish that compare treatments for heart and vascular system conditions, diabetes, cancer, bone and joint-related conditions, pregnancy, mental health, and digestive system ailments. The Spanish-language publications can serve as tools for health care professionals to assist in patient and caregiver education. They also provide opportunities for Hispanics to easily compare treatments with their health care providers for many common conditions:

AHRQ has also launched a Spanish-language Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/AHRQehc.espanol where you can stay informed about AHRQ’s EHC Program's news and resources. Organizations can also sign our online pledge of commitment to increase awareness about Spanish-language, evidence-based resources.

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Cancer (Cáncer)

Patient Treatment Summaries:

Front cover of the "Cuando se tiene una biopsia del seno" consumer summary.

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Developmental Delays, ADHD, Autism (Retrasos en el desarrollo, TDAH, Autismo)

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Diabetes (Diabetes)

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Front cover of Spanish-language consumer summary about insulin analogues for type 2 diabetes showing two couples.

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Digestive System Conditions (Condiciones de sistema digestivo)

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Genitourinary Conditions (Condiciones genitourinarias)

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Gynecology (Ginecología)

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Heart and Blood Vessel Conditions (Corazón y vasos sanguíneos)

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Front cover of Spanish-language patient treatment summary about measuring blood pressure at home. Cómo medir la presión arterial en casa.

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Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS (Enfermedades infecciosas y el VIH/SIDA)

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Mental Health (Salud mental)

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Front cover of Spanish-language patient treatment summary about depression after brain injury. La depresión Después de una lesion cerebral.

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Muscle, Bone, and Joint Conditions (Músculo, hueso, y condiciones comunes)

Front cover of Spanish-language consumer summary about osteoarthritis of the knee, showing a Hispanic couple jogging together.

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Pediatrics (Pediatría)

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Front cover of Spanish-language patient treatment summary about DMARDs for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Uso de medicamentos antirreumáticos DMARD para niños con artritis.

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Pregnancy and Childbirth (Embarazo y parto)

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Other Topics

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AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program is a leading resource for evidence-based, comparative effectiveness research on heart disease. AHRQ is providing this library of resources for health professionals and patients to help them compare and discuss treatment options in order to make more informed decisions and improve the quality of their health care. These resources are the latest in a series of AHRQ's growing library of free English- and Spanish-language publications that review the scientific evidence on various health conditions so patients and clinicians can work together to learn more about the benefits and risks of different treatment options.

AHRQ's Spanish-language Effective Health Care Program patient summaries are available online at www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/index.cfm/informacion-en-espanol/. To order printed copies, email the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at AHRQPubs@ahrq.hhs.gov or call 1-800-358-9295. When ordering, use the publication numbers listed on the specific materials and the code AHRQ C-01 to expedite the ordering process.

For other AHRQ Spanish-language consumer tools, go to www.ahrq.gov/consumer/espanoix.htm. Questions? Contact us at EHC_Outreach@ahrq.hhs.gov


1. 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/qrdr10.html.

 

Current as of November 2013
Internet Citation: Library of Spanish-Language Resources: Effective Health Care Program. November 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/ehclibrary/spanish/index.html