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FDA Expands Spanish Language Resources for Patient Care

The FDA has been working to expand multilingual communications for consumers, health professionals, and the pharmaceutical industry. Since 2019, the FDA has significantly increased the resources available for Spanish-speaking patients. The primary FDA en espan᷉ol website includes sections for health care professionals, patients/consumers, and industry professionals. Robust bilingual communications specific to COVID-19 and monkeypox include press releases, fact sheets, consumer articles and videos, and toolkits for health professionals, including content for social media.

Breves Informativos de la FDA is a Spanish language newsletter with content for health care professionals and consumers/patients, including topics such as COVID-19 and monkeypox, as well as general health care resources and educational videos, product recalls, and reporting information. Review the content and sign up to receive the newsletter here.

With growing concern about the role of medical misinformation in contributing to health inequities in Hispanic American communities, the FDA has launched a specific site for combating misinformation. The site is available in both English and Spanish and includes fact sheets, a video gallery, additional resources, and a reporting tool through which health professionals or patients can inform the FDA of misinformation/rumors.

If you provide patient care for Spanish-speaking patients, consider downloading the FDA’s bilingual social media toolkit, signing up for Spanish language email updates, subscribing to podcasts and news feeds, and following FDA en espan᷉ol on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube.