IROHLA - “Intervention Research On Health Literacy among Ageing population” focuses on improving health literacy for the 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 max 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 that feasibility, usefulness and effectiveness of the selected interventions.
IROHLA brings together 22 partners from across Europe to collaborate on the project. It is a multidisciplinary group including universities, public health agencies, organizations representing older people, healthy cities, companies and businesses. The project is led by the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Department of Health Sciences.
List of all IROHLA partners
Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association contributes to IROHLA project within the WP5 – Private sector examples of literacy interventions and WP8 – Pilots and validation guidelines health literacy and ageing.
More information about IROHLA on the project website www.irohla.eu
IROHLA has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n°305831