Submissions:2024/Focused translation efforts for health promotion

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Focused translation efforts for health promotion

Type of session:

Lecture (15-30 min)

Session theme(s):



WikiProject Medicine started a Healthcare Translation Task Force in 2011 to make easy-to-understand health information available in many languages via translation from English. In 2021 they launched a dedicated translation dashboard to streamline efforts. In the US immigrant workers who often are not proficient in English make up 28% of the workforce. In a partnership with researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, we are coordinating actions to expand and improve content within Wikimedia platforms related to the most common occupational hazards and health conditions in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Author name(s):

Thais Morata and James Heilman

Wikimedia username(s):

User:TMorata User:Doc James

E-mail address:

Affiliated organization(s):

Wikipedia & Education User Group; Wikiproject Occupational Safety and Health; Wiki Movimento Brasil; WikiProject Medicine; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Able to attend without scholarship?


Estimated length of session

15-20 minutes

Okay to livestream?

Livestreaming is okay

Previously presented?


Special requests:

Diversity & Inclusion is an additional theme