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Health Literacy – Providing the Solid Facts: How to Build the European Evidence?

This pre-conference aimed to discuss how we can develop the European health literacy evidence to better inform policy and practice. Speakers provided insights on the European health literacy research landscape with a specific emphasis on new national health literacy surveys. Different methodologies were presented and discussed and the participants were invited to share their knowledge and reflections on how to strengthen the evidence base in the future.

 

Organiser

 

 

HEALTH LITERACY EUROPE www.healthliteracyeurope.net

The aim of Health Literacy Europe is to promote health literate systems and populations through networking. The HLS-EU Consortium founded the network as an outcome of the European Health Literacy Project. The focal point of the network is based at Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

 

Programme

 

13:30  Introduction

 

Moderator: Kristine Sorensen, Health Literacy Europe, Maastricht University

 

13:45  Measuring the prevalence of health literacy in European countries: 

achievements and challenges

 

Portugal, Rita Espanha

Malta, Natasha Barbara

Italy, Marco Musella

Hungary, Eszter Kun

Czech Republic, Zdenk Kucera

 

Country examples followed by Q&A and knowledge exchange

 

14:45  Coffee break

 

15:15  How to build the European Evidence?

Developing the Health Literacy in Populations (HLS-EU+), World Health Organisation Collaborative Cross-National Survey

 

Brain storm and formulation of recommendations in groups

 

17:00  Summary of recommendations

 

17:20  Closing remarks

Logistics

When

Tue November 17, 2015 09.00 to
Thu November 19, 2015 17.00

CET

 

Where

Management Centre Europe

Rue de l'Aqueduc 118
1050 Ixelles
Brussels, Belgium

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Downloads

Sponsorship Brochure

Abstract Book

Diabetes final info

IROHLA final info

Pre-confernce Workshops final info

Main conference final info

 

 

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