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New Published Report Focuses on Faith Community Nursing Initiative

The lessons and successes of the Faith Community Nursing initiative are covered in this new Florida Hospital report.

Active Aging Week Activities Begin September 21

Central Florida’s booming 50+ population—about one-thir […]

Culture of Health and Wellness at Local Schools Supports Academic Performance Too

WPHF has invested more than $15 million in a collection of school-based health and wellness services since 1997, including mental health counselors, nurses, nurse practitioners and Healthy School Teams.

Community Leaders Unite to Plan Active Aging Week

A wide range of activities, including brain health games and an art show, will highlight the local celebration of Active Aging Week, September 21-27. Learn more about the events, all designed to share the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and ways to be active.

Preliminary Data Shows 420,000 Florida Seniors Food Insecure

Early results, presented at the Florida Council on Aging Annual Conference, also show the most food insecure are in the 60-64 and 65-69 age groups.

Walk and Bike to School Workshop Coming Up Sept. 18

The third annual workshop will focus on how to encourage more children to walk and bike to school and make sure it’s done safely.

Devoted Cyclist Trades Car for Bike

At least four mornings a week, Lisa Portelli, Winter Park Health Foundation Program Director, leaves her car behind and bikes to the office and meetings.

New Grant Supports Eatonville Running Events

Running events for Eatonville youth and others in Central Florida are set for October and November, thanks to a Winter Park Health Foundation grant.

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WPHF supports the CYI-- a collection of free, school-based health and wellness services in 12 local schools--to keep students healthy and at their academic best.

This free, nonprofit, online news service focused on Florida health issues, was launched with funding from multiple health foundations—including WPHF. It is now part of WUSF Media at the University of South Florida.

This community-based initiative was founded by WPHF and Florida Hospital to help make Central Florida the healthiest community in the U.S.

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