Public Health Nurses Promoting Healthy Lifestyles (PHeeL-PHiNe): Methodology and Feasibility

Rani Polak, Naama W. Constantini, Gina Verbov, Naomi Edelstein, Ronnie Hasson, Michele Lahmi, Rivka Cohen, Shuli Maoz, Nihaya Daoud, Nathalie Bentov, Hannah Soltz Aharony, Chen Stein-Zamir

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Mother and Child Health Clinics have provided preventive health services in Israel for nearly a century. The Public Health Nurses Promote Healthy Lifestyles Program was developed to assist families in adopting healthy behaviors. The program ran in the Jerusalem District from 2009 to 2011. After piloting, 175 public health nurses received training and interventions took place in 45 clinics serving parents of 167 213 infant and toddlers per year. When evaluation is completed, our hope is to incorporate the program into Mother and Child Health Clinic services regularly provided nationwide, thereby becoming an integral part of the initiative, Healthy Israel 2020.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-177
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Ambulatory Care Management
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2015


  • Behavioral change
  • Mother and Child Health Clinics
  • exercise
  • healthy lifestyles
  • nutrition
  • public health nurses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy


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