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“Intervention Research on Health Literacy among ageing population” (IROHLA)

This project is focused on improving health literacy for older people in Europe. It aims to take stock of on-going health literacy programmes and projects. It makes use of knowledge and experience of programmes in other sectors (e.g. private and social sectors) to be applied to the health sector.

The project will identify, validate and present a set of maximum 20 interventions, which together constitute a comprehensive approach for addressing health literacy needs of the ageing population in Europe. These interventions will be part of an evidence-based guideline for policy and practice for local, regional and national government authorities to start action. The project involves representatives of the ageing population, academia, all levels of governments, the business community and other stakeholders to ensure the feasibility, usefulness and effectiveness of the selected interventions.

his project is co-ordinated by the University Medical Center Groningen and funded by the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme (FP7/2007 – 2013) under grant agreement Nº305831.

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