NIDDK Website Features Health Info in Spanish
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases recently launched three new portals to feature Spanish health materials and resources on its website.
Akinso: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases recently launched three new portals to feature Spanish health materials and resources on its website. People looking for information about diabetes, digestive diseases, or kidney and urologic diseases in Spanish can now go directly to the appropriate Spanish-language portal page, where they will find an A to Z list of topics and titles. Kathy Kranzfelder, the NIDDK's Health Information Clearinghouse Director, talked about some of the useful information that the site provides.
Kranzfelder: We have about 70 publications that are translated into Spanish from English. And they cover diabetes, digestive diseases, and kidney urologic diseases. And they have been available through our website for years but we've recently translated all of the descriptions and all of the ordering information to make it easier for people who only speak Spanish to find the materials and get a hold of them.
Akinso: Kranzfelder is optimistic about the availability of the health information to people who need it.
Kranzfelder: We hope that more people who need this information in Spanish are able to find it and get it now.
Akinso: For more information, visit www.niddk.nih.gov. This is Wally Akinso at the National Institutes of Health Bethesda Maryland.
About This Audio Report
Reporter: Wally Akinso
Sound Bite: Kathy Kranzfelder
Topic: Health Education