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Consumer Health Information & Multilingual Resources

Consumer Health Information

ABC Health & Wellbeing
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's online gateway to health.

Australian Clinical Trials
Information and advice about clinical trials in Australia for the public, researchers and industry.

Beyond Blue, the National Depression Initiative (Australia)

CareSearch (Australian palliative care)
Information for patients and families.

Centre for Genetics Education (Australia)
Genetics Factsheets

Child Health Library (PMH)

Chromosome Disorder Leaflets (UK)

ConnectGroups – Support Groups Association WA

Consent Information Sheets
Intranet access only.

Familydoctor.org (American Academy of Family Physicians)

Genetics Home Reference (US)

Having a Baby in WA (WNHS)
A new website for prospective parents with information on pregnancy care and birth options in Western Australia.

Health Consumers' Council of Western Australia Inc

Healthdirect (previously HealthInsite)
Australian government site providing easy access to reliable, up-to-date and quality assessed health information.

HealthTalkOnline (UK)
Personal stories of health and illness based on qualitative research into patient experiences.

InsideRadiology - Radiology Information for all Australians
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)

Lab Tests Online Australasia
Search the site by laboratory test, conditions/diseases or screening.

MedlinePlus (US)
Comprehensive authoritative and up-to-date health information from American governmental agencies, including National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health (NIH).

MIDIRS Informed Choice Leaflets: For Women
Reliable evidence-based content on 25 pregnancy and birth related topics (UK).

Multicultural Mental Health Australia (MMHA)
Provides national leadership in building greater awareness of mental health and suicide prevention amongst Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (Australia)

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (US National Institutes for Health)

NHS Choices (UK)


NPS Medicine Name Finder (Australia)

Patient Education (Clinical Key)

Patient UK

PubMed Health
Specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports.

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Consumer / Carer Versions of Guidelines

Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)
A series of leaflets for the general public on common mental health issues.

Travellers' Health, including the Yellow Book (US Centers for Disease Control)

Women and Newborn Health Library

Women and Newborn Health Library Catalogue

YouthHealthTalk (UK)
Personal stories of youth’s experiences of health and illness based on qualitative research.

Multilingual Health Resources

Search the following websites to find health information translated from English into a range of languages. Search each site by language or topic.

Health Information Translations (US)

Health Translations Directory (State Government of Victoria)

Immunise Australia Program

NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service

Royal College of Psychiatrists

SPIRAL (Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages)

The Women’s Multilingual Fact Sheets (The Royal Women’s Hospital, Victoria)

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Page last updated / reviewed: 20 March 2014
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