Common Methodology and Training Program

One of the specific objectives of the project is to introduce a common innovative health-improving literacy methodology, including innovative methods to enhance health literacy among seniors, instructions for their application and practices, and guidelines on passing the knowledge gained directly to older adults.

The main purpose of this methodology is to inspire and enable organizations associating elderly people in all V4 countries to put into use the knowledge and material resultant developed through
the work research and national analyses performed. The methodology is also designed to reach and educate seniors through an online platform that is currently under development and designed to integrate useful health-related information and instructions, reducing the stigma of technology as a tool unsuitable for elders and ensuring the role of health education in the prevention of health problems.

This methodological guide intends to assist its readers in the understanding of health literacy and digital health literacy and to provide selected good, efficient practices and instruments. The results and recommendations included in this guide have been obtained by the data collected and hereby, the issues and gaps identified upon desk research in all V4 countries. The national analyses conducted have served as a knowledge base to understand the similarities and differences between the V4-s as well as the needs to cover in each country.

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.