In October, after eight years on the road, the Healthy Kids Bus Stop held its final screening in Tumut and Tumbarumba.
Since starting in 2014, the Healthy Kids Bus Stop program has delivered screenings to over 4,200 children across rural and remote NSW, with the aim of improving health, wellbeing and school readiness of children who would otherwise have limited access to services.
The decision to wrap up the Healthy Kids Bus Stop was made in line with the recent launch of the NSW Government’s “Brighter Beginnings: the first 2,000 days” initiative. The initiative is set to deliver health and developmental checks to all children in preschool settings in NSW, and better support all children to achieve the best start in life. This is a fantastic outcome for country kids, families, and communities – especially country children, who are up to twice as likely to have developmental challenges and far fewer services available locally.
Read our full final report on the Healthy Kids Bus Stop.