IC-Health Final Conference: Improving Digital Health Literacy in Europe
The IC-Health Final Conference 18 October in Brussels presented the results and work of the project and external speakers debated on the IC-Health outcomes and on the importance of health literacy and digital health literacy from different vantage points.
ScanBalt represented by Thomas Karopka participated in a panel discussion “From theory to practice: co-creating Digital Health Literacy education courses”.
After two years of work, the project consortium created 35 online courses in eight different national languages aimed at improving how citizens and patients find, understand, appraise and apply health information that they can find online.
Projects such as IC-Health, come at a critical time for healthcare and self-management.
Digitalisation, use of patients’ data, online misinformation and public health crises are a few of the key issues that make empowering health literate EU citizens imperative to creating sustainable health systems, ensuring public health protection, having informed and safe self-health management and using healthcare innovations fully.