Health Literacy project
Health literacy represents a special field in which the IBSA Foundation makes its contribution in order to help people to improve their abilities to recognize bad information on the internet. One of the initiatives in this regard is the first guide created to help its users to better recognize internet hoaxes.It includes a series of practical and easy-to-understand directions and guidelines to help guard oneself against incomplete or false information circulating on the Internet, and to improve doctor-patient communication.This guide was created for everyone’s use – both patients and non-patients and it will be distributed primarily through patient associations which will make it available to their members by publishing the documents on their websites.
Our Foundation held two meetings on Health Literacy coordinated by Professor Peter Schulz, USI, Lugano, Switzerland, and Professor Michaёla Liuccio, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.
Our lives are increasingly intertwined with digital technologies, especially social media that are already used by 1 in 4 individuals worldwide
Growth and increasing use of the Internet, social networks and mobile technologies have changed the way Italians get health information about health. To discuss these developments, IBSA Foundation promoted a specific workshop.
E-Health: between hoaxes and the truth. The first guide created to help people defend themselves against the hidden dangers of the internet. but that’s not all!