Health in all policies: lessons learned and next steps in Utrecht

M Weber, H Schreurs
2018 European Journal of Public Health  
which presents basic recommendations regarding nutrition and healthy lifestyle designed with using the Universal Design principles. It contains pictures especially designed for the poor-sighted and text descriptions in a big black font and Braille. The control test containing 9 questions was carried out 3 times as a pretest (T1), before the intervention, posttest (T2), just after the intervention, and secondary posttest (T3), three months in both groups. The average scores of nutrition
more » ... increased in the SG study group (T1: 4.31AE2.36 vs T2: 7.33AE2.26; t = 2.755; p = 0.006) and in the CG (T1: 4.76AE1.89 vs T2: 7.14AE2.22; t = 3.545; p = 0.001). A smaller decrease of the average score of nutrition knowledge was noted in the SG (T2: 7.33AE2.26 vs 5.57AE1.87; t = 1.804; p = 0.071) than in the CG (T2: 7.14AE2.22 vs 4.94AE2.74; t = 2.480; p = 0.0132). Using the innovation solutions in health education tailored to the needs of the different groups provides equal opportunities to improve health literacy. Key messages: Innovation solutions in health education should enable equal opportunities to improve health literacy both for people with and without disabilities. Implementing Universal Design strategies is necessary in globalization of the innovations in public health activities.
doi:10.1093/eurpub/cky212.289 fatcat:dbepzkktuzffjo5w3l52hxld6e