HealthWISE is HeartWISE in Wee Waa HealthWISE will host heart health forum, second of three heart health events. HealthWISE will take over the Wee Waa Bowling club on Thursday March 30 to hold a women’s heart health forum. Part of a successful bid in securing a NSW Heart Foundation community grant. The grant aims to promote women and heart disease as part of making the invisible visible campaig...

The Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards promote quality Australian children’s literature, the role of Speech Pathologists in language and literacy development, and a love of learning from books. Each year the Speech Pathologists at HealthWISE in Wee Waa, Boggabri and Inverell support these awards locally as they understand the strong link between speaking, understanding words and...

HealthWISE set to host the first of three heart health events on February 24. ‘A girl’s night out for heart health’ at the Roxy Theatre in Bingara. The girl’s night out forms part of a successful bid in securing a NSW Heart Foundation community grant. The grant aims to promote women and heart disease as part of making the invisible visible campaign. Heart Foundation NSW Women and Heart Disease ...

Australia’s Healthy Weight Week is next week February 13 -19. HealthWISE New England North West offices across the region are participating and also encouraging the local and business communities to do the same. Australia’s Healthy Weight Week is an initiative of the Dietitians Association of Australia, raising awareness of the importance of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and lifes...

The NSW “Healthy Town Challenge” is a joint initiative of the NSW Office of Preventative Health and the Heart Foundation. It seeks to highlight the important role local communities play in helping residents to eat well, move more and sit less. HealthWISE New England North West secured one of only five $15,000 grants to implement a healthy town initiative in Narrabri, NSW. Narrabri will compete ...

Due to the recent announcement of the change of service provider for the Government funded Indigenous Primary Health Care Programme funding (IPHC) there has been confusion amongst the community about who will provide these health programmes and services.HealthWISE had previously serviced the New England North West under the IPHC programme, however In late 2016 Armajun Aboriginal Health Service ...

HealthWISE New England North West is pleased to announce the continuation of its Care Coordination and Supplementary Services Programs aimed at increasing access for Aboriginal people with a chronic disease to required medical services and coordinated care.The federal government funding was tendered through the Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) and applications...

Three of the key cotton research organisations in town have joined forces to get healthy as part of the NSW Healthy Town Challenge which commenced in February this year.

The Challenge targets Narrabri, Coonabarabran, Grenfell, Cowra and Orberon, five towns with high proportions of overweight people, and provides participants with free personal telephone health coaching over a 6 month period as ...

Have you heard of FODMAPs? This acronym has been popping up in mainstream media for some time, but most people are still confused by what they are and what they have to do with the gut.

Simply, FODMAP refers to a group of fermentable, poorly absorbed short chain carbohydrates first discovered by researchers at Monash University. FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Mon...