Health Literacy and Cancer Research Grant [Now Closed]

This call is now closed.

Opening date: 18 November 2015

Closing date: 13 January 2016 17:00 GMT


In our Strategy Statement, we state that ‘’The Irish Cancer Society will develop and deliver evidence-based, high-impact cancer risk reduction programmes targeted at individuals, specific communities and the population as a whole.’’ 

In 2014, the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) performed a literacy audit on the services and cancer information produced by the Irish Cancer Society. A number of recommendations and actions were produced. One action suggested was to undertake research on accessing and understanding cancer information for people with limited health literacy and numeracy. It is hoped this research will inform the future development of risk reduction programmes within the Society, contributing to our strategic goal.

Application requirements

The aim of the health literacy and cancer research call is to understand what facilitates men over 40 years of age from lower socioeconomic groups to engage with the Society, what are the barriers to these men engaging with the Society and how and where do they want to get cancer prevention information.

A key objective is the recommendations of the study for the Society’s services. This research is specifically focused on cancer prevention information, the provision of cancer prevention information affects a number of Services within the Society both in our cancer prevention and our cancer support departments.

Additionally the Irish Cancer Society would like to implement effective strategies to reduce inequalities in access to cancer information in Ireland.

Related documents for download:

Award Recipient

Dr Frances Drummond
University College Cork

Title: "How can the Irish Cancer Society adapt and deliver cancer prevention information to men over 40years of age, from lower socioeconomic groups, taking into account potential health literacy and numeracy barriers?"

Date Last Revised: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2016