EuroHealthNet is involved in the EU funded project, IROHLA - “Intervention Research On Health Literacy among Ageing population” which focuses on improving health literacy for the older people in Europe.

The project aims to take stock of on-going health literacy initiatives. It makes use of knowledge and experience of programmes in other sectors such as the private and social sectors applicable 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. 

Access Irohla website here.

Access to the policy briefs produced by Irohla

  • Making healthy ageing a reality - A comprehensive approach to health literacy - Here
  • Health literacy in the older population - How it can contribute to sustainable health systems - Here
  • Health literacy for healthy ageing - Here