The purpose of the Health Translations collection is to:
- provide a portal for health professionals and intermediaries to locate and access high quality translated health information online;
- enable professionals to support their CALD patients/consumers to make positive health and lifestyle choices and to improve their health literacy;
- enable individuals to actively manage their own health and health of those they care for.
1- Check resource availabilityWe strongly encourage you to first make sure that the resource does not already exist on the directory. To do so please search for the resource by title or organisation.
2- Prepare your resource
We are looking for health-related resources in written or audio-visual format that meet the following criteria:
- have been published in Australia
- have been translated into languages other than English
- have an English language version available
- have been translated by a NAATI accredited translator and/or have been focus tested with consumers
What does “focus tested with consumers” mean?
This involves receiving feedback from the intended user whether the translated material/resource is conveying the message correctly, and if not, that it has been amended to be better understood. Consumer testing excludes people who were involved in developing the translation.
- have been published or reviewed within the past 3 years
- falls into one of the topics listed in the Collection Policy
- have been uploaded to a website with an available URL - We do not store or upload resources on to the Health Translations Directory website; we link to resources hosted elsewhere. In order for us to link to your resource, the file needs to be hosted on your (or another) organisation's website and we need to be provided with a URL.
3- Register your resource
If your resources meet the 6 criteria above, register your resources here.
If you have produced some health information and would like to receive additional advice and support in developing resources for culturally diverse communities, or if you are aware of useful multicultural health resources produced by other organisations in Australia and they are not currently included on the website, we would like to hear from you.