AHRQ launches Healthcare 411 en Español

Research Activities, May 2010, No. 357

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has launched Healthcare 411 en Español—a new audio news series to provide Spanish speakers with evidence-based consumer information to help them stay healthy, prevent diseases, compare the effectiveness of various medical treatments, and obtain high-quality and safe health care.

Under this new initiative, AHRQ is producing two 60-second audio reports each month and distributing them to Spanish-language radio stations nationwide. Each audio segment includes an interview with a native Spanish-speaking AHRQ physician who discusses current issues, such as the importance of regular screening exams for people with diabetes or how to prepare for a doctor's appointment. AHRQ posts the audio to its Healthcare 411 Web site, where consumers can subscribe and download the segments to a computer or portable media device such as an MP3 player.

To listen to the Healthcare 411 audio segments in Spanish, visit the Healthcare 411 Web site and select "En Español." To subscribe, go to http://www.healthcare411.ahrq.gov/subscribe.aspx.

Current as of May 2010
Internet Citation: AHRQ launches Healthcare 411 en Español: Research Activities, May 2010, No. 357. May 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/newsletters/research-activities/may10/0510RA26.html