About the Challenge
We are excited to announce that Muswellbrook & Denman are one of five towns to be chosen to compete in the NSW Healthy Town Challenge for 2020.
The Healthy Town Challenge is a joint initiative of the NSW Office of Preventive Health and Heart Foundation NSW to help regional and rural communities become healthier.
Through a competitive process, five towns were selected to participate in the challenge with each town receiving a grant of $15,000. Funding will be used to facilitate healthy living activities for community members and to develop strategies that focus on local policies and infrastructure to create supportive environments. Towns are assessed on the success of developing and implementing these strategies with one town awarded a further $5,000 at the end of the challenge.
Participate in the free Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service. To register call 1300 806 258 or visit their website gethealthynsw.com.au
Want a free, personal health coach? The NSW Get Healthy Service is a free telephone-based service to help you start a journey to a healthier you, all from the comfort of your home. Call 1300 806 258 or visit: gethealthynsw.com.au/ #MensHealthWeek
Posted by NSW Health on Tuesday, 12 June 2018
Workplaces can register with the free Get Healthy at Work program. Everything you need to develop a simple, effective and sustainable workplace health program can be found on their website gethealthyatwork.com.au
Go4Fun online is a free 10 week program for children aged 7-13 who are above a healthy weight and their families. The program provides information and support to improve eating and activity habits. To register or for more information check out their website go4funonline.com.au/
Can't make it to a face to face program? Call us on 1800 780 900 https://go4funonline.com.au/
Posted by Go4Fun – a NSW GOV program on Monday, 2 December 2019
Local events and activities will be provided throughout the challenge for community members to get involved. Check out Muswellbrook Healthy & Well events page for more details and follow us on our Facebook page for updates.
We are looking for local champions to help support the Challenge and promote to the community. If you are interested in getting involved please contact challenge coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0438 264 610