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Efsharibari in the City: Tur'an

Located in the lower Galilee, between Tiberias and Nazareth, with a diverse and youthful population, the Tur’an Local Council develops infrastructures and initiates activities for promoting health.

Tur’an: Introduction

לוגוNumber of residents: 14,240
Socio-economic index: 3
Head of local authority: Mazen Adawi
Health coordinator: Adi Adawi
Head of Public Health Committee: Mazen Adawi, head of the authority
Year of joining Efsharibari in the City: 2019
Website: Tur’an Municipality

The council’s vision and the importance of health

Tur’an is a healthy city dedicated to promoting health, and striving to continuously improve the physical, economic, mental, and social well-being of its entire population. Tur'an also aims to create an environment that fosters personal development and enables individuals to fulfill their potential: “a community for well-being”.
The authority operates within the Efsharibari in the City project and the health coordinator manages the activity. Most of the activities in 2020 were centered around the COVID-19 pandemic and were impacted by it.
Tur’an joined the Efsharibari in the City project in 2019 and has been a healthy and active city since 2012.

Improving the physical environment

  • A walking path of 1.5 km has been paved on the western side. It is a walking path along the valley, between the fields.
  • Four community corners and gardens have been built, in collaboration with the Youth Promotion Unit, the AJEEC group of volunteers, the Federation of Young Students and Workers, and the “Atidenu” Association.

active environment

Efsharibari in the community

  • In 2021, the authority plans to train between 20-30 volunteers as health coordinators. They will undergo training on behalf of the authority and provide health education to kindergartens, elementary and junior high schools.
  • An ongoing program will be implemented in eight schools to encourage children to safely walk to school throughout the year.

Unique program: “a healthy meal at the elderly club”

This program aims to promote healthy living environments, emphasizing healthy eating habits, reducing the consumption of sugary drinks, and encouraging daily physical activity.
The target audience for this program: members of the elderly club.
Taking part of this program: the local authority, the elderly club, Clalit and Maccabi HMOs, and a dietitian on behalf of the authority.
Explanation about the program: the program aims to promote an active and healthy lifestyle among older adults by providing them with lectures and workshops on various topics related to this age group: healthy nutrition, physical activity, medication intake, etc.

Efsharibari in education

Health promoting schools in 2019
Elementary schools: 4
High schools: 4

Training and continuing education in the education system

  • Providing training for kindergarten assistants that includes knowledge, tools, and coping methods for promoting a healthy lifestyle: food, beverages, and physical activity, with the aim of creating health-promoting kindergartens and starting the change from early childhood.
  • Distributing a textbook entitled Magical Foods to all 3rd graders and their teachers.

health promoting schools map

Link to the full map of health promoting education institutions

Publicity campaigns

During COVID-19 we have focused on protecting health and advertising methods that could protect our residents. Even during the increase in morbidity and during the vaccination period, a joint effort has been made with the Home Front Command, the Health Department, the community center and volunteers, the Welfare Department, food distribution bodies, etc.

Further reading

Efsharibari in the City: map of participating local authorities and companies (Hebrew)
Efsharibari in the City guide for local authorities (Hebrew)