UPCOMING: Summer School and Consortium Meeting in Freiburg

The next meeting of the HLCA consortium will take place in Freiburg, September 29th & 30th, 2016 under the topic of  Half-time of HLCA under the Framework of Health Inequalities: Projects Findings and Recent Developments. Previous to the consortium meeting, a summer school will be organized.


Organizing Committee (in alphabetical order): Ullrich Bauer (Bielefeld University) Uwe H. Bittlingmayer (responsible), Eva-Maria Bitzer (University of Education Freiburg), Orkan Okan, Paulo Pinheiro (Bielefeld University) Luis Saboga-Nunes (New University of Lisbon), Diana Sahrai (FHNW University of Education Basel)

The general objectives of the summer school 2016 in Freiburg is to inform national and international MA-students and PhD-candidates about the state of the art of health literacy research; that means:

  • Make participants familiar with literacy concept, especially with concepts of social literacy
  • Discuss with the participants whether health literacy is an outcome or an explaining variable to outcomes
  • Present the participants different forms of measurement health literacy, quantitative as well as qualitative
  • Make the participants conduct own empirical analysis according to health literacy by making them quantitative data as well as interview material available
  • Let the participants be part of the HLCA-meeting to get an idea about ongoing research work