Are Hilltops residents up to the health challenge?

Ginny Stevens, Narelle Hunter, Judy Davie, Eddy Stevens, Alice Williams.
Ginny Stevens, Narelle Hunter, Judy Davie, Eddy Stevens, Alice Williams.

A digital platform to improve the health of Regional Australians has sparked a partnership with Australia's largest not-for-profit health fund HCF.

PA2health, developed by local entrepreneurs, was selected as a finalist in this year's HCF Catalyst program.

The program offers participants access to HCF mentors and hands-on resources such as funding, industry relationship-building, and strategic guidance to turn their ideas into investment-ready businesses.

PA2health is a 4-week digital health challenge designed to empower regional Australians towards better physical health and mental wealth.

The PA2health team will be launching a pilot program across Regional NSW for HCF members in Wagga, Lismore, Tamworth and Dubbo.

The service is also launching a Murrumbidgee Health Challenge in August, following the support of Murrumbidgee Community Grants. The PA2health Winter Wellbeing campaign begins in the Hilltops region on August 5.

"Following 12 weeks of business accelerator program in Sydney, earlier this year, it feels like the sky is the limit for our digital service," Narelle Hunter says.

"Our team of five co-founders of this new exciting business, include expert skills in healthy eating, exercise, mindfulness and evidence based psychology."

"We are an incredibly passionate team of health experts, with a strong regional background and together we have made the physical and mental wellbeing of regional Australian a priority."

"PA2health are proud to be offering the "Hilltops Wellbeing 4-week challenge" for anyone living in the Hilltops region.

"We hope to engage our local community is staying fit over winter, starting August 5th. This is such a fun and affordable way to kick those sluggish winter habits.

"Mental health issues are on the rise, we are in the fifth year of the drought in many parts of NSW, so we decided to collaborate our efforts to meet the urgent need we could see in Regional Australia. We are collecting evidence based data, in the hope of proving we can make a difference for families and regional business."