On 26 and 27 September 2023, INHEAL final meeting took place in Prague, where the representatives of the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia met in person for the first time.
The internal meeting held on the first day allowed project partners to engage in comprehensive discussions regarding their experiences in preparing the methodology and conducting caregiver training. The preliminary evaluation of the project outputs facilitated a critical assessment of the progress made, enabling the identification of areas for improvement and the formulation of strategies for future advancement. The day concluded with a visit to the National Institute of Public Health (SZU).
On the second day, the final conference was held, to which an online audience from the rest of the V4 countries attended. The latter facilitated the sharing of valuable insights and knowledge with relevant stakeholders, fostering a broader understanding of the project’s outcomes. This represented an excellent opportunity for partners to explore new methods, tools, and their application within their own environment, but also a time to discuss policy enhancements aimed at strengthening health literacy among seniors. Dr. Zdeněk Kučera opened the conference by introducing the concept of Health Literacy, providing some basic information and an overview of the project and health literacy in EU countries.
Dr. Alena Šteflová gave an illustration of Organizational Health Literacy at Skoda, focusing on the efforts made at an organizational level to simplify the delivery of care and services, making information for taking care of one’s health more understandable and accessible to people.
Dr. Petráková from the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Palacký University in Olomouc addressed Health Literacy in Postgraduate Education.
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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.