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Interdisciplinary Centre
for Health Literacy
Research

Cooperations

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Health Literacy Research serves as the basis for an interdisciplinary network of research on health literacy and strengthens cooperation between the Faculties of Education and Health Sciences at Bielefeld University. In general, the ICHL has set itself the goal of becoming involved in both basic and applied research, of becoming a hub of the national health literacy debate in the long term, and of exploring further formats of interdisciplinary cooperation across universities and between universities.

In order to achieve this defined goal, existing collaborations and working groups were intensified, new collaborations were developed and networks and organisations were formed.



Partnerships

The Nationaler Aktionsplan Gesundheitskompetenz (NAP) is a central partner of the ICHL. The office of the NAP, which is located at the Hertie School, is the central contact point for all those who deal with the topic of health literacy: Actors and organisations from science and research, from politics and practice, from the health care system and self-help.

The ICHL and the NAP work closely together, especially in the following areas:

  • To identify existing studies and health literacy projects nationwide, to collect and process data and knowledge and to stimulate further research.
  • To network activities and actors with each other and to enable them to exchange experiences. Such cooperation will make it easier to bundle and coordinate existing activities and then, in a next step, to promote health literacy in a coordinated and multidisciplinary way.


Memberships



Networks and Organizations



Working Groups

  • Global Working Group on Health Literacy – International Union for Health Promotion and Education
  • International Working Group on Health Literacy, Life-Skills and Social Inclusion at the International School Health Network (with the participation of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE); Organisation for Co-Operation and Development (OECD), World Bank, ...)
  • Membership of the WHO- and EU-funded School for Health in Europe Foundation (SHE Europe) on health literacy in schools
  • WHO Action Network and Working Group on Health Literacy of Children and in Schools with the aim of developing an action plan on the topic (WHO European Office, Child and Adolescent Health Departments of the Division of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and promoting health through the life-course)

    News

    Coronavirus pandemic and health literacy: The coronavirus is currently spreading worldwide. During this pandemic, health literacy must be given special emphasis in order to prevent the new virus from spreading more rapidly. Further information can be found here.

    COVID-19 and Infodemic: The COVID-19 pandemic is accompanied by the so-called "Infodemic" (Infodemic). Finding good information, protecting oneself from fake news and untruths and making sensible health decisions in these crises are the main focus. Further information can be found here.

    Interview Children's health literacy: Children and young people are an important target group for the promotion of health literacy. However, little research has been done into this area. The Pharmazeutische Zeitung spoke to Orkan Okan of the ICHL about the current situation in Germany. Further information can be found here.

    Development of a WHO European Region action plan on health literacy: In February, WHO Europe launched an initiative in Copenhagen to develop a European action plan to promote and strengthen health literacy for the 53 European Member States. Further information can be found here.

    Health literacy in the digital age: This was the motto of a conference in Berlin on 04.02.2020. Link

    4. HLCA Summer School: "Advancing health literacy during the life course: towards a health literate Europe" takes place at Bielefeld University from 23 to 27 September 2019. Link

    Research Symposium: On 2.09.2019 the Research Symposium with the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) will take place at Bielefeld University (Room X-E0-222)

    Patricia Wahl (Graf), Alexandra Fretian and Ullrich Bauer report on the topic of "Psychische Erkrankung im Alltag: Tabuisierung und Stigmatisierung" in the youth welfare report 02.19

    IGEL Evaluation - Ergebnisse: Effectiveness of a school-based intervention to prevent child sexual abuse (Czerwinski et al.) Download

    Die Utopie der Gene: Ullrich Bauer on the influence of genes in DIE ZEIT. Download Download

    Ullrich Bauer bei der Child's World Conference (11.-13. Juli 2018). Learning, education and the ethical question of what we offer to pupils. Download

    The EUSPR Newsletter The EUSPR Newsletter gives an overview of the German Health Prevention Network.

    New article in the Archive of Public Health - Journal, by Domanska, O.M., Firnges, C., Bollweg, T.M. et al. Download

    Ullrich Bauer's review of "Stimmungen der Soziologie" als short version and long version

    New publications

    International Handbook of health literacy
    Sozialisationstheorie
    Handbuch Sozialisationsforschung
    Präevention von sexueller Gewalt in der Primarstufe
    Psychisch belastete Eltern in der sozialpädagogischen Familienhilfe
     Children in times of crisis

News

Coronavirus pandemic and health literacy: The coronavirus is currently spreading worldwide. During this pandemic, health literacy must be given special emphasis in order to prevent the new virus from spreading more rapidly. Further information can be found here.

COVID-19 and Infodemic: The COVID-19 pandemic is accompanied by the so-called "Infodemic" (Infodemic). Finding good information, protecting oneself from fake news and untruths and making sensible health decisions in these crises are the main focus. Further information can be found here.

Interview Children's health literacy: Children and young people are an important target group for the promotion of health literacy. However, little research has been done into this area. The Pharmazeutische Zeitung spoke to Orkan Okan of the ICHL about the current situation in Germany. Further information can be found here.

Development of a WHO European Region action plan on health literacy: In February, WHO Europe launched an initiative in Copenhagen to develop a European action plan to promote and strengthen health literacy for the 53 European Member States. Further information can be found here.

Health literacy in the digital age: This was the motto of a conference in Berlin on 04.02.2020. Link

4. HLCA Summer School: "Advancing health literacy during the life course: towards a health literate Europe" takes place at Bielefeld University from 23 to 27 September 2019. Link

Research Symposium: On 2.09.2019 the Research Symposium with the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) will take place at Bielefeld University (Room X-E0-222)

Patricia Wahl (Graf), Alexandra Fretian and Ullrich Bauer report on the topic of "Psychische Erkrankung im Alltag: Tabuisierung und Stigmatisierung" in the youth welfare report 02.19

IGEL Evaluation - Ergebnisse: Effectiveness of a school-based intervention to prevent child sexual abuse (Czerwinski et al.) Download

Die Utopie der Gene: Ullrich Bauer on the influence of genes in DIE ZEIT. Download Download

Ullrich Bauer bei der Child's World Conference (11.-13. Juli 2018). Learning, education and the ethical question of what we offer to pupils. Download

The EUSPR Newsletter The EUSPR Newsletter gives an overview of the German Health Prevention Network.

New article in the Archive of Public Health - Journal, by Domanska, O.M., Firnges, C., Bollweg, T.M. et al. Download

Ullrich Bauer's review of "Stimmungen der Soziologie" als short version and long version

New publications

International Handbook of health literacy
Sozialisationstheorie
Handbuch Sozialisationsforschung
Präevention von sexueller Gewalt in der Primarstufe
Psychisch belastete Eltern in der sozialpädagogischen Familienhilfe
 Children in times of crisis