IC-Health - Improving the digital healthliteracy of European citizens
IC-Health is a project to develop a series of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) to help improve the digital health literacy of European citizens. MOOCS will be developed in eight languages (English, French, Italian, Danish, German, Swedish, Dutch and Spanish). Countries involved in the pilot are Spain, Italy, Belgium, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and Denmark.
In collaboration with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), we are happy to share with you the Public Hearing on Digital Health Literacy, taking place next week on 30th January 2019 in Brussels.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a Public Hearing on the own-initiative opinion on “Digital Health literacy” (Ms Renate Heinisch, Rapporteur of the opinion) on 30 January 2019 at 9 a.m. at the EESC, Rue van Maerlant 2, B-1040 Brussels, Meeting room VMA 3.
The objective of this Hearing will be to present the results already achieved in the field of Digital Health Literacy, but also to debate with the different stakeholders the role of the different sectors in this area and to discuss next steps to fully unleash the potential of this topic.
The event will bring together players from the European institutions, the pharmaceutical sector, healthcare professionals, patient organisations, insurance organisations, experts and academics, as well as EESC members to discuss this topical issue.
IC-Health will be featured in the first part of the event, with the participation of Prof. Stephan van den Broucke, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium: “Digital Health Literacy: A brief overview of the concept of the IC-Health project”.
Know more about the hearing’s programme here and do not forget to register using the following link.
You can follow the EESC on Twitter @EESC_INT #digitalhealth #healthliteracy
On 18th October 2018, the IC-Health consortium organised its final conference in Brussels, hosted at the Canary Islands’ Government Representation office. The event allowed the project partners to share the main results of IC-Health with a diverse and engaged audience including representatives from NGOs, private companies and consultancies, academica, institutions and policy makers.
The main aim of the IC-Health was to specifically improve digital health literacy of the population cohorts involved through co-created MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses. Hence the one-day conference presented the actions taken during the process, the results, the methodology, the barriers to achieving the aims and what could be the next steps for the project and for Digital Health Literacy in a broader sense. The final conference, attended by around 60 participants, was also streamed live on the IC-Health Twitter account (more than 300 visualisation!) and a live-tweet coverage of the event took place with the hashtag #ICHealthEU.Read More Leave a Comment
On 18th, the IC-Health Consortium organised its Final Conference in Brussels. Hosted at the Canary Islands’ Government Representation, the Final Conference saw consortium partners presenting the results and work of IC-Health, mixed with external speakers debating on the IC-Health outcomes and on the importance of health literacy and digital health literacy from different vantage points.
While we will soon share the Final Conference report and more interesting material, we are please to announce that the event and the project was featured again in the online health section of the Corriere della Sera, one of the main italian newspapers. You can check the article here, and do not forget to share it with your network!
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