Six core components of interventions
Based on extensive literature review and validation studies in the IROHLA project we distinguish six elements Find more information here. These six elements all provide a valuable contribution towards improvement of health literacy. Their synergetic effect can result in a health literate society for older people.
- Inform and educate Find more information here.
- Teach skills Find more information here.
- Support behavioral change Find more information here.
- Strengthen the support from the local community Find more information here.
- Involve older people in the design of health services Find more information here.
- Reduce the barriers to access to healthcare Find more information here.
Further information is provided on these elements on this portal.
Six core components – six steps
Below we propose the six steps towards a health literate society for older people, based on the six core elements from the IROHLA model.
- Steps 1-3 address knowledge, skills, and attitudes of people with low health literacy, their relatives and community members, as well as health professionals and managers working in healthcare.
- Steps 4-6 address paradigm shifts in the health system and contribute to reducing barriers to access to prevention and care.
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