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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
MedlinePlus to become the NLM Home for Information in Multiple Languages
Starting on October 1, 2020, materials that are part of the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) HealthReach will become part of MedlinePlus, NLM's flagship website for health information for patients, families, and the general public.
Established in 2007 as the Refugee Health Information Network, HealthReach has provided access to free, high-quality multilingual consumer health information resources for those providing services to individuals with limited English proficiency. We invite users to explore health information in multiple languages on MedlinePlus:
This change to integrate HealthReach material into MedlinePlus, ending it as a stand-alone product, is part of the initiative to align and consolidate the Library's consumer health information to make it easier for online health information seekers to find and navigate trusted health information from NLM.
This enhancement aligns with NLM's second goal of its strategic plan to reach more people in more ways through enhanced dissemination of information. Most material previously available at HealthReach will become accessible via MedlinePlus.