HealthNest by MSD - Bringing health literacy to life

Public Event | may 10, 2022

One out of three Belgians has difficulties in obtaining, understanding and using health information. This is a staggering fact, which you have probably already experienced in your professional environment. The issue is multifaceted and complex and no one organization can solve it alone.

This is why we are inviting you. To contribute to the development of ideas, or to give existing initiatives a place in this complex challenge. And to do so in collaboration with other actors in the health care sector, in order to establish links and create synergies. Only together can we achieve sustainable change for patients.


09:00-09:30 Welcome
09:30-10:00 Introduction on health literacy by Professor Stephan Van den Broucke (UCL)
10:00-10:30 Presentation of HealthNest 2021 and 2022: 'Health Literacy: how to create lasting impact in Belgium.'
10:30-10:45 Testimony
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Workshops: 'Health Literacy in Belgium: from ideation to creation.' (French/ Dutch)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Workshops: 'Health Literacy in Belgium: from ideation to creation.' (French/ Dutch)
14:00-14:30 Conclusions and next steps


Registrations are closed

The oral presentations will be given in French and Dutch. The slides will be in English. The workshops can be held either entirely in French or entirely in Dutch.

The event will be held in person.

Participation is free of charge.


  • Registrations are closed

  • National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (RIZIV)
    Galileelaan 5/01, 1210 Brussels
    For more information about access by public transport, click here.
    Contact in case of questions:
    0472 77 77 41
    Els Verhaegen, Senior Communications Manager, Growth Inc.,, 0494 71 89 98.
    Cato Tegenbos, Junior Communications Manager, Growth Inc.,
  • As the number of places is limited, we ask preferably one person per organization to join.
  • Free of charge, but please confirm your participation before 6 May 2022.
  • No preparation required