10/18/2018 Final conference on the European project IC-HEALTH

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The final conference of IC-HEALTH, a project financed by the European programme Horizon 2020, was hold in Brussels on 18th October. Through IC-HEALTH, free online training courses were released, called MOOCS - Massive Open Online Courses. They have been developed via a co-creation system, a process with the involvement of the interested users.

The objective of these courses was to provide people with the tools, frameworks or systems to successfully identify, understand and appraise online health information to make informed decisions on their health, recognizing trustable sites among the whole. The project activities were addressed to 5 specific groups. Specifically, one of these was devoted to people over 60.

The other four groups of users are:

• Children (aged between 10 and 13);

• Adolescents (aged between 14 and 18);

• Pregnant Women and / or breastfeeding;

• Citizens with diabetes (type 1 and 2).

People who took part to this project have been able to acquire skills on digital health literacy. Thanks to DHL ("Digital Health Literacy"), it is possible to promote prevention and reduction of health. In fact, citizens can develop skills that allow them to manage and improve their health conditions and to assume lifestyles to prevent disorders and diseases.

Eight Countries participated to IC-HEALTH: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Holland, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. Among the partners is also listed the University of Udine (IT). The project has allowed researchers, health professionals, web-designers, citizens of the above-mentioned categories to work together. To provide the recruitment of the samples of people involved in the project activity Community of Practitioners (CoP) were set up.

The University of Udine involved people in the samples collection through the Municipality and the “Third Age University” of Udine”.

The online courses - available in eight different languages, including Italian - will remain accessible for two years after the end of the project.

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