On behalf of ECHO's bi-lingual teams I would like to announce the availability of our H1N1 materials produced in 12 different languages for broadcast and/or circulation on Radio, TV specials on 'Know What to do about H1N1 Flu', Public Service Announcements, Web, toll-free-phone (888-883-8831), print materials and more. All files are accessible on ECHO's one-stop-shopping web page  Languages include Amharic, Arabic, English, Hmong, Karen (Burmese), Khmer (Cambodian), Lao, Oromo, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese. Details about these materials and how to access them can be found in the attached letter to ECHO Partners in health, safety and emergency preparedness.  Funded by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), ECHO will continue to work with MDH should additional multi-lingual communication needs arise.

All of these materials are or will soon be broadcasting on community-based radio stations, cable and public TV stations, and circulated through ethnic media and ECHO partnerships including YOUR ORGANIZATION. We ask you to please link to and direct limited English proficiency staff and residents to our materials.  

If you have any questions, please see the attached letter for my contact information.

Be Healthy, Be Safe, Be Ready!




Lillian McDonald - Executive Director

ECHO (Emergency and Community Health Outreach)

125 Charles Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55103

Office: 651-789-4342 Cell: 651-245-1332 Email: mip://03bbcdb8/