Web Resources for Patient Education

Looking for UVa Supported Resources?

(These resources provide information about health conditions and procedures, care instructions, lab tests and medications):

Micromedex CareNotes -Easy to read drug and diagnosis information and care instructions in English and Spanish and up to 13 other languages.

Patient Education Repository - UVa developed instructions, online video or handout links.

Lexicomp - Access to this resource is from the Clinical Portal under UVA Formulary. Contains easy to read handouts for drugs in English, Spanish and up to 19 other languages for children and adults.

Hoo to call - Comprehensive overview of UVa services.

Need Detailed Patient-Friendly Health Information?

MedlinePlus.gov - Information and health tools in English and Spanish with easy to read options. Note: The Interactive Tutorials are great tools for teaching assessing patient understanding.

NIH Senior Health - Health information targeted to older adults (can adjust text viewing).

Need Information in Other Languages?

Healthy Roads Media - Multiple topics, languages and formats (handouts, audio video).

Health Information Translations - Multiple topics, languages and links to other sources.

Ethnomed - Multiple topics, languages and links to other sources and cultural proviles.

Is Your Patient Deaf?

DeafMD - Information provided in American Sign Language.

Need help with effective health communication in general to meet the other unique needs of your patients/families (including cultural competence, health literacy, ethics & moral distress, patient safety) - Search www.hsl.virginia.edu/culture

If you need training on web searches for reliable health information or need help with a search call Kelly Near at 924-1607 or email at kkn3u@virginia.edu