New Program Eases Way for End-Of-Life Conversations

It’s designed to help individuals and families talk about end-of-life wishes, write them down and share them with others.

Older Adult Volunteers Help Battle Childhood Obesity

Local seniors are leading young children in fun physical activities and teaching them how to make healthy snacks as part of a new intergenerational volunteer program.

Mobile Market Delivers Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Needy Neighborhoods

This traveling grocery store will deliver produce to food deserts throughout Orange County five days a week.

Cheney Wellness Cottage Opens

The new community health center is the product of a successful partnership between the Central Florida Family Health Center, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida Blue Foundation, Winter Park Health Foundation and Orange County Public Schools.

Walkability Expert Offers Insight on Building Healthy Communities

Walkability expert Mark Fenton met with Central Florida leaders to guide them in a discussion about how to design local communities for health and safety.

Children’s Health Care Insurance Update Draws Statewide Interest

New research by Georgetown University Health Policy Institute states while the number of uninsured Florida children has dropped to 445,000, it still ranks 47th among states and the District of Columbia in the percent of children who are uninsured—11.1 percent.

Local Cities Seek Bicycle Friendly Status

Winter Park and Maitland are working to obtain a Bicycle Friendly Community designation from the League of American Bicyclists.

What’s Needed for a Senior-Friendly Community?

A new grant will support research into how well the local community meets the needs of local older adults and what can be added to create an environment supporting this growing age group.



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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