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Improving digital health literacy in Europe

Improving digital health literacy in Europe

Objective

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 will provide support for the improvement of digital health literacy in Europe. In particular, the project will design 35 open access online courses (MOOCs), in seven 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 identified population cohorts, along with health professionals, academics and other practitioners, will be organised in Communities of Practice and involved directly in the co-creation of the MOOCs content and structure. Once the courses are be designed, they will be tested by the members of the CoPs and by other users. MOOCs use and impact will be monitored and assessed in order to ensure their uptake and sustainability beyond the duration of the project.
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Coordinator

GOBIERNO DE CANARIAS

Address

Avenida JosÉ Manuel GuimerÁ 5
38071 Santa Cruz De Tenerife

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 149 875

Participants (14)

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UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 130 125

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 135 437,50

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA LAGUNA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 95 500

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 169 187,50

TALLINN UNIVERSITY

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 82 187,50

UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 80 125

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 68 125

SCANBALT FORENING

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 226 625

AZIENDA OSPEDALIERO-UNIVERSITARIA ANNA MEYER

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 205 125

CONSULTA EUROPA PROJECTS AND INNOVATION SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 173 000

FUNKA NU AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 168 875

ASSOCIAZIONE COMITATO COLLABORAZIONE MEDICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 93 375

EUROPEAN HEALTH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION LIMITED

Ireland

EUROPEAN HEALTH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 196 625

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727474

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    31 October 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 974 187,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 974 187,50

Coordinated by:

GOBIERNO DE CANARIAS

Spain