The project – iHeal – Up-skilling Elders in Digital Health Literacy to Prevent Marginalization and Exclusion – is financed by the European Commission, through funds granted by the National Erasmus + Education and Training Key Action 2 (KA2) – Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices (Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education) with reference number 2018-1-TR01-KA204-059639.
The project proses the design and development of an inclusive, interactive and user-friendly digital platform to equip and improve digital health literacy for the elder European population (over 50). The platform will support online training modules for digital and health literacy, analyze relative risks and benefits, evaluate information for credibility and quality, communicate with health providers, navigate eHealth services, basic health terms glossary, country-specific health access info, which will also be available through mobile platforms/applications. Additionally, the platform will support eHealth tools (health services navigation and communication, basic health terms glossary), peer to peer support tools, patients’ engagement systems, and patients-center health practice management.
The project aims to:
- Provide tailored made tools and training to ageing populations with the aim of improving digital health literacy (the appraisal of digital health information and its use to improve health outcomes).
- Understand and map the needs in relation to digital health literacy of elder (50+) EU Citizens.
- Improve health literacy on non-communicable disease prevention, medication adherence.
Within the context of the Erasmus+ objectives, the project aims to:
- Develop an online platform designed to educate and equip EU Citizens with transversal skills, and basic skills such as digital literacy, communication and networking skills.
- An inclusive, open and innovative training embedded in the digital era.
- Strengthen cooperation and exchange of information and good practices between different areas of Europe.
- Support the development of the EU as a knowledge-based society, fostering inclusive educational opportunities for all.
- Improve and extend the offer of high-quality learning opportunities that are tailored to individual adult learners.
The project includes 8 partner entities:
CANAKKALE ONSEKIZ MART UNIVERSITESI (COMU) / Τurkey – www.comu.edu.tr
ASTIKI MIKERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA PROLIPSIS (PROLEPSIS) / Greece – www.prolepsis.gr
BUYUK ORTADOGU SAGLIK VE EGITIM VAKFI (BOSEV) / Turkey – www.bosev.org
Center for Social Innovation (CSI) / Cyprus – http://csicy.com/
Wissenschaftsinitiative Niederösterreich (WIN) / Austria – www.wissenschaftsinitiative.at
Asteres scrl – società cooperative (Asteres) / Italy – www.asteres.it
INOVA+ – INNOVATION SERVICES, SA (INOVA+) / Italy – http://www.inovamais.pt
InEuropa srl (InEuropa) / Italy – www.progettareineuropa.com
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project Number: 2018-1-TR01-KA204-059639.