Narrabri wins Healthy Town Challenge

Narrabri beats four other towns to the 2017 title

HealthWISE New England North West chief executive Fiona Strang with the Healthy Town Challenge award, pictured here with primary care nurse Chloe Orman, integrated care manager Anne Williams,  the Office of Preventative Health’s Santosh Khanal, the Heart Foundation’s Julie Anne Mitchell, HealthWISE dietitian Rachael Smalley and primary care nurse Fiona Robertson.

Narrabri will receive $20,000 to go towards make the town ‘healthier’ after beating off some stiff competition to win the NSW Healthy Town Challenge for 2017.
Narrabri was in a five-town race for the title, and this morning was named the winner ahead of Coonabarabran, Cowra, Grenfell and Oberon.
It was a triumph for those behind the Narrabri bid, principally HealthWISE.
It was based on the Healthier Oils program, a walking program around the Narrabri Lake, and several other initiatives including a telephone coaching service.