Health literacy is a crucial asset for empowering people, enabling decision-making for maintaining health or regaining it. It improves communication between patients and health professionals and enhances management of one’s own disease and compliance with medical plans. It supports the understanding of prevention and health promotion. Health literacy is a very important component of healthy ageing for the European population and therefore a contributing factor to more sustainable health systems.
By Karolina Noworyta
The final IROHLA conference will take place within the framework of the third European Health Literacy Conference, which is taking place from 17 to 19 November 2015 in Brussels.
The IROHLA project is coming to an end and its final conference – Sustainable Health Systems through – evidence-based Guidelines on Improving Health Literacy – will take place on 17th November 2015. uring the conference the developed Health Literacy Guidelines for Policy and Practice will be presented and discussed. The Health Literacy Guidelines for Policy and Practice are based on an evidenced-based framework and on validated interventions and best practices. At the conference we aim to discuss the various opportunities for implementing these guidelines.
The speakers will include high-level participants from the European Parliament, the European Commission, Ministries of Health from the Member States and several European health and client organisations.
The IROHLA project is a European Project under the FP7 programme incorporating 20 Consortium partners from 10 European countries from science, public health and business communities.
For further information about the final conference please visit the website
The conference is free of charge, for registration please contact Beth Steer Beth Steer: email@example.com
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Karoline advocates for approaches for health improvement in all policies and programs and for health literacy, age-friendly environments and healthy ageing. Within the field of healthy ageing she is mainly involved in the coordination of the communication of the activities and research outcomes of the EU co-funded project IROHLA (Intervention Research on Health Literacy among Ageing population) and she supports AGE Platform Europe on the thematic network AFE-INNOVNET (Innovation for age-friendly environments in the European Union).