BACKGROUND: Unhealthy lifestyles pose significant threat to public health. This study aimed to assess the validity and reliability of a kurdish version of the HPLP-II instrument among kurdish healthcare providers, whose society and culture differ from that of North America and Spain, where the instrument was developed. METHODS: The instrument was translated into kurdish, back translated, and pilot tested to ascertain cultural sensitivity. It was then evaluated using a convenience sample of 460 healthcare providers in the Kurdistan region, northern Iraq using a principal components factor analysis. RESULTS: The order of factors was entirely identical to those isolated previously during the psychometric assessment of the English language version. The majority of our study participants were male (55%). In addition, 39. 2% of participants were nurses. In addition, 42% of participants had less than five years of working experience. Furthermore, 82. 1% of our study population held a high school diploma. The mean (SE) of Physical Activities dimension was low (15. 3 ± 4. 8) compared to Spiritual Growth dimension (24. 5 ± 4. 4). Moreover, the Cronbach's alpha coefficient for the overall HPLP-II questionnaire was 0. 870; however, the nutrition dimension was low (0. 622) compared to Physical Activities dimension (0. 792). Furthermore, the correlation between items ranged from 0. 099 to 0. 611. CONCLUSIONS: The kurdish version of the HPLP-II demonstrated initial reliability and validity. It is a precious tool to evaluate and assess lifestyle and lifestyle interventions built to improve the health of Kurds.