of NCDs throughout the life course. In support of this, WHO has initiated National Health Literacy Demonstration Projects (NHLDPs) in the European Region to generate evidence and accelerate NCD intervention development. The current European NHLDPs use the OPtimising HEalth LIteracy and Access (Ophelia) approach. This manuscript presents the methods, aims, status and preliminary outcomes of the seven flagship European NHLDPs, which cover a broad scope of settings (such as schools, hospitals and communities), health conditions (such as cardiovascular disease, renal failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and life stages. While the long-term impact of these NHLDPs on the NCD curve is too early to predict, the processes of engagement and action in each of the projects are promising.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Public Health Panaroma|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|