The Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) is a private, not-for-profit organization supporting programs that improve the health of youth, older adults and the community-at-large in Winter Park, Maitland and Eatonville. It also conducts research and provides education on health issues affecting these groups.
A long-trusted leader on health care issues, the Foundation serves as a catalyst for information gathering, research and collaboration on health issues impacting Central Florida.
Our work is dedicated to helping develop the healthiest community in the country.
Examples of some of the major WPHF initiatives include:
In the belief that Healthy Kids Make Better Students and Better Students Make Healthy Communities, the Winter Park Health Foundation sponsors a variety of programs aimed at tending to the mental and physical well-being of the children in our community. CYI is the Foundation’s oldest and perhaps best known initiative, and it represents an investment of more than $12 million since 2000.
The Think~Act~Be Healthy Communities initiative was launched in November 2007 to inspire community projects that would change the environment and/or culture in ways that encouraged healthy behaviors. Grant awards focus on projects that promote physical activity, healthy eating and reduce tobacco use in Winter Park, Maitland and Eatonville. It has evolved into latest initiative for WPHF—Healthy Central Florida.
Healthy Central Florida (HCF) is a community-based partnership launched by Florida Hospital and Winter Park Health Foundation in hopes to transforming the community into the healthiest in the nation by getting people to move more, eat healthier and live more vibrant lives.