Healthy Towns Challenge 2014-15
The twin towns of Tottenham and Tullamore from Western NSW have won the inaugural NSW Healthy Towns Challenge, edging out fellow competitors Bomaderry, Cooma, Yamba and Wellington.
Click here for the media release.
The five towns were selected from 12 applicants following a competitive process. To be eligible to apply, towns had to be outside the Greater Sydney metropolitan area with a population between 1,000 and 15,000. Each selected town received $15,000 grant award to support their activities for the challenge. Click on the town name below for more information about each of the selected town’s Healthy Town Challenge.
The Healthy Town Challenge is an initiative of NSW Health and Heart Foundation to help small rural communities become healthier by facilitating local partnerships between agencies, businesses and individuals with an interest in improving overall health in the towns.
Applications for the next round of the NSW Healthy Town Challenge will be invited in September 2015. For more information, please contact Santosh Khanal, Senior Evaluation Officer, NSW Office of Preventive Health at email Santosh.Khanal@sswahs.nsw.gov.au or phone 02 8738 7231
Cooma - Monaro
Tottenham and Tullamore
FITNSW 2015 presentation about the challenge
Heart Foundation Resources Creating Heart Healthy Town, a Heart Foundation resource that provides guidance to communities on developing and implementing local initiative and implementing local initiatives to decrease the risks of heart disease.