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News and project developments from the IC-Health project.
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 »
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!
At the beginning of October, the Project Consortium has released a new issue of the project newsletter!
In this release, you will find key information about our official Dissemination videos, the new edition of the IC-Health leaflets, our Digital Health Literacy platform and, of course, our project final conference! Read More »
This is the Final conference of the Horizon2020 project “IC-Health” on digital literacy.
Citizens’ digital health literacy is an essential element for successful eHealth deployment. However, citizens often do not have the necessary skills to find, understand and appraise online health information and apply their knowledge to make health decisions. Digitally health literate citizens are empowered to play a more active role in their health self management, resulting in improved prevention, adherence to a healthier lifestyle and better health outcomes.
IC-Health is providing support for the improvement of digital health literacy in Europe. In particular, the project has successfully designed 35 open access online courses (MOOCs), in eight different national languages, for different population cohorts including children, adolescents, pregnant and lactating women, elderly and people affected or susceptible to be affected by type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
The conference is open to public and is free of charge. Register here and join this fascinating dialogue about the health futures!
The IC-Health consortium has been busy in the last few months. Partners have not only conducted co-creation activities to design MOOCs to improve digital health literacy, they have also developed the said-MOOCs and are now in the final testing phase. Is that it? Of course not. IC-Health partners have also been disseminating the achievements of the project throughout Europe. The consortium is aware that the project cannot be sustainable without a solid dissemination and communication strategy, which will ensure that as many European citizens as possible can have a chance to improve their digital health literacy.
Do you sometimes search for health-related information online? You are not the only one! Six out of ten citizens have already look for health-related information online. Internet is a wealth of information. Unfortunately, many citizens are still afraid of not having good enough skills to find and identify trustworthy information on the Internet.
In the last couple of months, IC-Health partner EHMA has worked together with Seeing the Brick Motion Studio to create and produce three promotional videos of the project. The videos aim to support the dissemination effort of all the partners and showcase the results of the IC-Health project.
IC-Health partner CCM – Associazione Comitato Collaborazione Medica participated in the 12th Laboratorio di Marketing Sociale e Comunicazione per la Salute on 18th April 2018. The event was held by the Regione Piemonte – Assessorato alla Sanità in Torino, Italy.
IC-Health partner University of Udine conducted their third and last co-creation activity with elderly Italian citizens. During the workshop, the participants of the Community of Practice were able to test and fine tune the MOOC they had previously developed together.