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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2016-CNECT
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

GOBIERNO DE CANARIAS
Address
Avenida José Manuel Guimerá 5
38071 Santa Cruz De Tenerife
Spain
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 149 875

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 130 125
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 135 437,50
Address
Via Palladio 8
33100 Udine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA LAGUNA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 95 500
Address
Padre Herrera S/n
38200 San Cristobal De La Laguna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 169 187,50
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TALLINN UNIVERSITY
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 82 187,50
Address
Narva Road 25
10120 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 80 125
Address
C/ Juan De Quesada 30
35001 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 68 125
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
SCANBALT FORENING
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 226 625
Address
Allegade 14 4 Tv
2000 Frederiksberg
Activity type
Other
AZIENDA OSPEDALIERO-UNIVERSITARIA ANNA MEYER
Italy
EU contribution
€ 205 125
Address
Viale Pieraccini 24
50139 Firenze
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSULTA EUROPA PROJECTS AND INNOVATION SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 173 000
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico Campus Universitario De Tafira Edificio Central
35017 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNKA NU AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 168 875
Address
Tegnergatan 23
111 40 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIAZIONE COMITATO COLLABORAZIONE MEDICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 93 375
Address
Via Cirie 32E
10152 Torino
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN HEALTH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 196 625
Address
Rue Belliard 15-17
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other