WP1 Analysis of population cohorts and of current scenario of digital health literacy

WP1 encompasses an analysis of population cohorts and of current scenarios of digital health literacy in Europe.

Four are the key steps foreseen for this work package:

  • Review of literature analysing key factors, drivers, barriers and trends on digital health literacy;
  • Definition of models describing each identified target group. The model would address each target group’s main normative needs, main felt and expressed needs, as well as their level of digital literacy, health literacy and digital health literacy.
  • Development, for each country involved (ES, IT, UK, BE, DK, SE) of target groups profile through two activities: review of literature analysing main demographic, social, cultural and gender features of the target groups and the design and launch of an EU survey.
  • Development of a strategy, based on social marketing approaches, to engage target groups in the co- creation phase and later on in the use of the MOOCs under WP6.

WP2 Co-creation methdology and tools

In WP2 the methodology to guide and implement the co-creation the MOOCs with the target groups, experts and other relevant stakeholders will be designed.

  • Create for each target group tailored co-design approaches and methods.
  • Provide practical training on the developed methodology and the steps to be followed to implement it in the most efficient way. One coordinator per target group and per country will be identified and supported by maximum two other professionals;
  • Recruitment and establishment of the Communities of Practice. Partners will organise the recruitment of representatives of the selected population cohorts and engage them in Communities of Practices along with other academic, health professional and practitioners;
  • Build a Multi-lingual web-based community platform tailored on the needs of IC-Health.

WP3 Co-creation and use of the MOOCs

In WP3 co-creation and use of the MOOCs will take place.

  • Coordinators responsible for the CoP will launch the cocreation phase, and then they will monitor online interaction among users and will be in charge of guiding it according to the methodology developed under WP3;
  • Focus groups, workshops and other forms of face-to-face interaction will be planned and organised case by case within each CoP. Coordinators will summarise the results of the interactions and users will be invited to check how the MOOC development proceed and share opinion and insights about it;
  • The MOOCs will be developed using “Course Builder” by Google Open Online Education and, after the design, members of the CoP, along with other users, will be invited to test the courses.

The MOOCs will be made available on several MOOC platforms and accessible on mobile devices through the IC-Health mobile application. The use of the MOOCs will be monitored to assess its effectiveness in building user’s digital health literacy skills and capacity of health self-management, and to evaluate the level of satisfaction with the MOOC itself.


WP4 Sustainability strategy

In WP4 a sustainable strategy will be developed in order to guide the exploitation of the MOOCs at a wider scale and beyond the duration of the project.

  • Explore and assess the viability of business models that will support the up scaling of the MOOCs and will consider the social impact of the individual MOOC as a mean of engaging with public administrations in order to obtain their financial and institutional support;
  • Development a stakeholders engagement strategy for the exploitation of its results and develop a tailored strategy in synergy with the dissemination activities.

WP5 Dissemination and exploitation

WP5 on dissemination will create the tools and framework to raise awareness about the project activities, engage stakeholders and promote the use of the MOOCs.

  • Actively involve users of IC-Health deliverables throughout the life of the project;
  • Promote the project activities through tailored dissemination materials to different user groups, including policy-makers, decision-makers, researchers, players and managers in health and social care using a proactive and interactive approach.

WP6 Management

The Work Package 6 will deal with the management of the project and of the consortium.

  • Step-by-step monitoring of the quality of the project results. In addition, data management and ethical issues will be developed and implemented;
  • Development of a Data Management Plan to address management of sensitive and non-sensitive data in the project and compliance with EU and national regulations
  • Establishment of an Ethical Committee responsible for defining the ethical aspects of the research protocol to be developed and to authorize research activities.

WP7 Ethics requirements

The Work Package 7 sets out the ‘ethics requirements‘ that the project must comply with, including procedures and criteria that will be used to identify/recruit research participants, informed consent procedures, data protection compliance, data collection and storage procedures.