IROHLA is a project that focused on improving health literacy for older people in Europe. It took stock of on-going health literacy programmes and projects and identified and validated a set of 20 interventions, which together constitute a comprehensive approach for addressing the health literacy needs of the ageing population in Europe. These interventions are part of an evidence-based guideline for policy and practice for local, regional and national government authorities to start action.

IROHLA evidence-based guidelines

During the 3rd European Health Literacy Conference, Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands received the IROHLA evidence-based guidelines to improve health literacy in the older population. The IROHLA pre-conference saw representatives of the European Commission, health services and elected politicians discuss the importance of health literacy for sustainable health systems. It also saw the inauguration of Health Literacy Centre Europe, which aims to act as a central portal of information and exchange of knowledge and experience beyond the lifetime of the project.

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