The DHeLiDA: Digital Health Literacy for Disadvantaged Adults project is a European collaborative project that aims to improve the digital health literacy of disadvantaged target groups (e.g. older people, migrants). The improvement is done through the acquisition of digital skills, which are important to get online - access to reliable sources on health.

The project will develop digital tools that will enable citizens to classify their health and diseases on the Internet, get info about prevention, better understand diagnoses and treatments, and facilitate communication between patients and health professionals.


Digitization affects almost all areas of our lives. That's why it's so important that disadvantaged people in particular develop a conscious approach to digital media so that, among other things, they also have greater opportunities to pursue a job. Because digitization permeates the entire world of work. In terms of the knowledge and skills employees need, digital skills already have an important standing in almost all German companies. The use of digital media, information research online or digital communication are an integral part of working life.


An inability to work is usually related to physical or mental illness. In order to better understand one's clinical situation or to take preventive action, reliable information and knowledge are important. In this context, digital health skills can be helpful. Because that means having the ability to find, understand, review, evaluate and classify health information on the Internet.

Project partners

Egina – Italy

Pressure Line – The Netherlands

Systserv – Greece

Frederick University – Cyprus

Pro Arbeit Kreis Offenbach (AöR) – Germany