Patient education

Allina Health's Patient Education Department

Allina Health's Patient Education Department creates written patient education materials for health care providers throughout Allina Health.

See online versions of their award-winning manuals.

For more information, email

Health video library

The health library includes more than 1,000 videos in English and Spanish in 17categories. Topics range from cardiology and diabetes to wellness and women's health.

Health library

Patient education resources within's health library include:

Health topics in Spanish

You can look up health information in Spanish.  

Other patient education resources

MEDLINEplus Health Topics
Maintained by the National Library of Medicine's  MEDLINEplus. Documents within this resource are hyper-linked, making them ideal for patients to explore on their own.
This compendium of consumer health and human services information is maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

American Academy of Family Physicians
Patient information resources maintained by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry's Resources for Families
Patient information resources maintained by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) are developed and updated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to inform parents and recipients of immunizations about the benefits and risks of the vaccine prior to administration. Available in 22 languages, these documents can be printed out and given to the patient.

Medication information for patients

Drugs, Supplements and Herbal Information on MEDLINEplus
Documents within this resource are maintained by the National Library of Medicine.

Drugs on
The United States Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) may offer information about medications that you can find nowhere else.

Patient labs

Lab Tests Online
Created by a collaboration of several professional societies representing the lab community, this site is intended to inform patients about their labs and what they mean. May require a higher reading level than some other patient information resources.