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COVID-19 Resources in Multiple Languages:

General Health Information:

Executive Order 13166 mandates the provision of language-appropriate services to persons who are limited in their English proficiency (LEP). The purpose of this order is to improve access to federally conducted and assisted programs and activities for persons with limited English proficiency. The following websites offer health education materials in multiple languages:


Bureau of Immunization and Tuberculosis Brochures:

Childhood Immunization Pamphlet: ArabicBurmeseEnglish, Nepali, Swahili, Tigrinya   PDF

Adolescent Immunization Pamphlet: Arabic, Burmese, English, Nepali, Swahili, Tigrinya   PDF

Adult Immunization Pamphlet: Arabic, Burmese, English, Nepali, Swahili, Tigrinya   PDF

Influenza Immunization Pamphlet: ArabicBurmese, English, Nepali, Swahili, Tigrinya   PDF

Tuberculosis Pamphlet: ArabicBurmeseEnglishNepaliSpanishSwahiliTigrinya   PDF

Human papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Pamphlet: Arabic, Burmese, English, Nepali, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrinya   PDF

Seasonal Flu:

The CDC developed four seasonal flu documents designed to improve knowledge of seasonal flu in refugee populations. The documents use minimal text and visual cues to portray seasonal flu information for low literacy populations, and are available in native languages of refugee populations commonly resettled in the United States. To access these documents, visit CDC Immigrant and Refugee Resources.


Hepatitis B:

CDC Hepatitis B Info Sheets for African Immigrants – Multiple Languages  PDF


Suicide Prevention:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals. To access the Lifeline, call 1-800-273-8255.

  • The Lifeline provides Tele-Interpreters service to crisis centers, which supports over 150 languages.

The Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center Refugee Suicide Prevention Training Toolkit is designed to provide resources for Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) instructors who are interested in training refugee gatekeepers.


Youth Health: