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AHRQ Launches Monthly Health Advice Column and Enhanced Web Site In Spanish
Date:7/6/2009

py and more than half of Hispanic women over 40 have not had a mammogram within the last year.

"One factor contributing to why Hispanics have poorer health care than other groups is their lack of access to unbiased, culturally competent information in Spanish," said AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "Consejos de Salud Para Ti" will give Spanish speakers the information they need to be more informed about their health care."

AHRQ's enhanced Spanish-language Web site includes more than 35 consumer guides on health care quality, surgery, health conditions and diseases, quitting smoking, safe use of medicines, understanding health insurance options and prevention and wellness. The 30- and 60-second audio spots on the Web site focus on comparisons of pills for type 2 diabetes, pain medicines for osteoarthritis, tips for preventing blood clots, safe and effective use of blood thinner pills, tips for quitting smoking, preventive health and more. The Web site also features "Superheroes," a national public service campaign developed in partnership with the Advertising Council to encourage Hispanics to become more involved in their health care.

Editors' Note: Sign up for Informacion en espanol (Spanish) e-mail updates from AHRQ at http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/espanoix.htm. Use Twitter to get AHRQ news updates: www.twitter.com/ahrqnews.


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