Part of the IMPACCT project is the development and evaluation of two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
MOOC 1: An overview of the health literacy actions to improve and maintain people’s health and quality of life
The first MOOC will strengthen the fundamental knowledge and skills of health professional students and health professionals to enhance the quality of care and prevention among older adults with low health literacy. MOOC Participants will increase their understanding of the needs of older patients with low health literacy and will increase their knowledge how to recognize health literacy problems. Furthermore, they will learn which strategies can be used to improve comprehension among patients, shared decision-making and self-management of older adults with low health literacy. Dealing with complex situations such as discharge planning or medication adherence will also be addressed in the MOOC. The course will enable students to deal with the diverse population of (older) adults with low health literacy.
MOOC 2: Working Towards Health Literacy Friendly Organisations and putting people centeredness into practice
Low health literacy among patients is a main barrier for effective prevention and care. MOOC participants will learn how they can improve access to health care services and boost the quality of prevention and care for people with low health literacy. To provide people-centered prevention and care for all patients, it is essential to understand how communication barriers can be reduced in healthcare for people with low health literacy.
This MOOC is for health care professionals, communication experts, students, patient organizations, and other interested persons. Research has shown that advances in communication tools and strategies has resulted in more comprehensible and supportive communication by health care organizations. In the online course participants will learn to assess the quality of health communication documents and will learn about effective state-of-the art strategies and policies to improve access and comprehensibility of health documents.
Both MOOC’s will be ready in the course of 2019.