Trailblazing an annual course for pediatricians to help them acquire the skills to diagnose and address children’s developmental, behavioral and psychosocial issues
Training pediatricians to play a critical role in integrated child and family services in the community
Incorporating community pediatrics content into the curriculum of pediatric residents training
Building professional capacity in children’s services in under resourced and low-income communities.
Creating easy-to-access professional materials on topics such as sleep issues, bedwetting, motor skills, excessive crying, speech problems, breastfeeding and nutrition.
Information Access for Parents
How we do it
Promoting Goshen’s comprehensive website for parents – an evidence-based, reliable source of information in Hebrew and Arabic, on child health, development and behavior
Creating social media platforms for information and interactive dialogue – Facebook, e-newsletter
Strengthening the capacity of Tipat Halav Parent and Child Health Center professionals to support parents and provide information about community-based child development and behavior services.
Advancing Change in Public Policy
How we do it
Advocating with the Health Ministry and other government departments to develop innovative and coordinated service models in early childhood healthcare, development and wellbeing
Working with Israel’s health medical organizations (HMOs) to allocate more consultation time for pediatricians and general practitioners to properly assess and manage developmental, behavioral and psychosocial issues
Working with the third-sector to create an integrated community approach for children and their families.
Leading efforts to develop ongoing national and local data collection methods to inform policies and provide an essential base for evaluating intervention programs.