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IHLA webinars

Join IHLA from anywhere in the world for the IHLA Webinar Series.

February 12, 2024

The distributed nature and 'ripple effects' of health literacy: An overview and application of novel research methods

Mon, Feb 12, 2024
· 4:00-5:30 PM EST
· 10:00-11:30 PM EST
Tue, Feb 13, 2024
· 8:00-9:30 AM AEST
Join us for our virtual webinar and gain increased awareness about the distributed nature of health literacy and Ripple Effects Mapping techniques.


March 22, 2023

Qualitative health Literacy Research Methods

9:00-10:30 ET
Health literacy and qualitative methods: Where to start and where to go from there.
Join us for our virtual webinar and gain increased awareness about different types of qualitative methods, understanding of the use and benefits of qualitative methods, and insight into relevant field studies.

November 17, 2022

Rural Librarians Promoting Digital Health Literacy

Rural peoples face many health challenges and are often far distances from quality healthcare. Learn how a rural library partnered with healthcare providers to launch a pilot telehealth program. The presentation will include a discussion of the role of libraries and digital literacy in telehealth.


July 6, 2022

Nutrition Health Literacy: Achievements and Future Plans

In this virtual webinar we explored the topics of nutritional and maternal health literacy, nutritional literacy as the social determinant of health equity, and digital healthy diet literacy in controlling chronic conditions and COVID-19.


March 24, 2021

Health Literacy Explorers

The outbreak of COVID-19 has particularly impacted the non-formal and formal learnings promoted by early-career professionals, students and youth work due to physical distancing, and the lack of face-to-face events and activities. This webinar aims to promote the newly emerged Health Literacy Explorers Interest Group (a platform for early professionals in the health literacy field), and share COVID-19 health literacy experiences led by early-career professionals. 


July 20, 2020

Taiwan’s COVID-19 Resilience

Learn about Taiwan’s Response to COVID-19: Collaborative Crisis Communication & Resilience. Speakers include Hsien-Ho Lin, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University on Epidemiology and County Experiences. Jen-Kuei Peng, Chief Executive Officer, New Southbound Health Center, National Taiwan University Hospital on the local viewpoint. And James TaoQian Tang, Global Health Literacy Summit Steering Committee, E-DA Healthcare Group on hospital strategy & health literacy practices. Moderated by Kristine Sorensen, IHLA President & Peter Chang, IHLA Vice-President, Ombudsman, Control Yuan, Taiwan.


May 24, 2023

How to Conduct a Literature Review on Health Literacy

10:00 ET | 15:00 CET
Join us for a webinar devoted to exploring the main features of a literature review on health literacy. This session aims to clarify what a literature review is and its main types, why it is worth conducting, and a brief analysis of the trends in health literacy publications in the last 5-10 years.
Two activities will apply key concepts: Activity 1) how to build a search string and Activity 2) pre-reading analysis of a health literacy systematic review.

February 16, 2023

Migration and Health Literacy Promotion Activates

9:00-10:00 (ET) Migrants and refugees face many challenges when it comes to health and healthcare. Learn how Health Literacy can be taken into account and promoted when serving and working with heterogeneous groups of migrants and refugees.

September 29, 2022

Promoting Health Literacy Among People with Intellectual Disabilities

1st presentation: Health education for and with people with intellectual disabilities by Theresa Allweiss, occupational therapist (BSc) and health scientist (MSc).
2nd Presentation: Participatory developed explain videos by Dirk Bruland holds a diploma in social pedagogy and doctorate in educational science.
3rd Presentation: Towards measures of self- and dependent care for the care networks of people with intellectual disabilities (ID) in the context of preventive health behaviors by Christian Greb, M.Sc. in nursing sciences.


May 20, 2022

Health Literacy Explorers: Hot Topics in Health Literacy

In this virtual forum we explored hot topics in health literacy and discussed issues currently affecting public health and health literacy practice. Guest speakers from around the world presented the latest research and shared insights on trending topics.


October 29, 2020

Vaccine Literacy for Global Protection

Join this webinar to consider vaccine hesitancy and COVID-19 misinformation, critical health literacy and the right to know about vaccine risks and benefits, and what you can do to change vaccine social norms for global community protection.


June 19, 2020

Health Literacy Response to COVID-19

Never before has the need for health literacy been so critical. Thank you for joining us.  Today and throughout the series, you will hear from leading international health literacy experts discuss the global impact of the pandemic and offer health literacy solutions.


March 22, 2023

Health Literacy Qualitative Research Methods Webinar

9:00 am (EDT) / 14:00 (CET)
Gain increased awareness about different types of qualitative methods for health literacy research, understanding of the use and benefits of qualitative methods, and insights into relevant health literacy field studies. Speakers include Elena Carbone, University of Massachusetts, Amherst USA, Josefin Wangdahl, Karolinska Institute Sweden, and Annika Grynne, Jonkoping University, Sweden.


January 23, 2023

Hot Topics in Health Literacy

The Hot Topics in Health Literacy Webinar is a forum to discuss issues currently affecting public health and health literacy practice. Guest speakers from around the world will present the latest research and share insights on trending topics.


August 24, 2022

International Health Literacy Nursing: Advancing Health Literacy

Join our virtual webinar as we discuss evidence-based patient education guidelines and health literacy training for health care professional. We will review the materials used in the interactive “Innovate to Communicate” workshop to teach clinical teams: 1) how to communication using evidence-based health literacy practices; 2) ways to integrate health literacy into quality measures, and 3) use ‘innovate to Communicate” materials in a train the trainer model to promote a health literate organization.


April 15, 2021

Health Literacy for People with Disabilities

People with intellectual disabilities constitute a high-risk group in relation to several diseases. Promoting their health literacy could be highly beneficial in the management of health information and making informed decisions. However, intellectual disability (ID) is associated with reduced communicative and cognitive abilities, reading and writing skills. On the other side they have good resources like close contact with health professionals in everyday life. This leads to the following question: To what extent can health literacy be applicable for people with intellectual disabilities?


September 24, 2020

Digital Health Literacy Action

Digital Health Literacy and the Corona Pandemic – opportunities, challenges and action.
Prof. Diane Levin-Zamir, PhD, MPH, MCHES (moderator). National Director, Dept of Health Education and Promotion, Clalit Health Services & School of Public Health, University of Haifa (Israel)

Digital health literacy of university students, COVID-19, and implications for strengthening health literacy in the school setting.
Dr. Orkan Okan, Bielefeld University, Interdisciplinary Centre for Health Literacy Research (Germany) and Prof. Dr. Kevin Dadaczynski, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Public Health Centre Fulda (Germany)

Effects of digital health literacy (DHL) on anxiety among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Angela Y. M. Leung, Deputy Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Community Health Services; Director, Centre for Gerontological Nursing, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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