|Frequently Asked Questions
How do I use this site?
Where do I get help downloading documents?
Who is this site for?
What are the benefits of consulting MLHEN?
What are the benefits of joining MLHEN?
Easy. First, you will need to download a free version of Acrobat Reader to view many of the written materials. Second, type a key word in the search tools to find documents (e.g. general body part, specific acute condition, or a 'determinant of health' such as 'violence among partners'). Third, to search by languages, click on language window and choose among the available languages in the drop down menu.
You do not need to be a partner to use the MLHEN web site.
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MLHEN health translated materials are for the public to use with the help of
their health care professionals, particularly in multicultural
settings when quick and reliable health-related information
in translation is needed. Front-line and outreach health care
workers, doctors, nurses, and anyone with particular health
related concerns visit us in public libraries, workplaces
and at home.
MLHEN is reliable. Language specialists, health professionals, advocates, and community members are involved in designing, producing, testing, and assessing health related materials following common Standards and Guidelines. Although our materials do not replace direct contact between health care consumers and professionals, they are a dependable first informative step. Health care professionals and their clients can download specific material for personal viewing, and you can contact the source agency to obtain copies.
MLHEN is educational. People for whom English is an alternate
language, and professionals who work with E.S.L and immigrant
communities, often access MLHEN materials to talk about health
concerns. Health care professionals often place English materials
side by side with translations to stimulate multilingual cooperative
learning. MLHEN is responsive to health care trends; if a
health category or target language is not on our site, we
work to upload what is needed
Becoming a MLHEN partner saves time and money. We are a venue to direct collaboration
with specialists in a range of health topics-this saves your
agency time in research. MLHEN provides access to networking
for reliable advice on translation, interpretation, proofreading,
and web/print formatting issues. Health care professionals
often check our site before spending on translation. If something
has already been translated, then costs are saved. No more
duplication of materials! MLHEN enhances your health agency
profile through Internet exposure and partnership in a community-based