IROHLA

Intervention Research On Health Literacy among Ageing population

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Contract/Grant agreement number
: 305831-2
EC contribution
: € 2,998,923.00
Duration
: 36 months
Starting date
: 01/10/2012
Keywords
: Health, health literacy, health care, ageing population, empowerment, communication, accessibility, quality, public health, health promotion.
Project web-site
: http://www.irohla.eu/

The project Intervention Research On Health Literacy among Ageing population (IROHLA) focuses on improving health literacy for the ageing population in Europe by improving competencies and empowerment of older adults, and by providing innovative tools for communication in health services. The health literacy concept allows for thinking beyond the narrow concept of health education and addresses the environmental, political and social factors that determine health.

The project will contribute to the understanding of health literacy and develop a comprehensive model for addressing health literacy needs in older adults. The project will perform an assessment of quality and feasibility of health literacy interventions and activities in ageing population in various European countries. It will make use of knowledge and experience of programmes in other sectors, which aim for social inclusion of ageing people.


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