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.