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ACHIEVE – Action Communities for Health, Innovation & EnVironmental ChangE

On February 1, 2011, the City of Winter Park—with a lot of help from community partners and a group of wiggly Lakemont Elementary School kindergartners—officially launched Tobacco-Free Parks month. Together, community leaders and children posted the first of about 80 signs that were to be scattered in city parks announcing Tobacco-Free February and asking visitors […]

Winter Park Health Foundation Honored for Gift Supporting Florida Hospital Centre for Family Medicine

The Winter Park Health Foundation’s multi-year $5 million gift supporting the construction of the Florida Hospital Centre for Family Medicine which houses the Family Medicine Residency Program in Winter Park was announced in a press conference and celebrated at a reception honoring WPHF Trustees on September 15 at the Centre. A plaque honoring the WPHF […]

Feature Initiative: Safe Routes to School

New Grants Encourage Students to Walk & Bike to School The Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) awarded mini-grants totaling $30,150 in late 2008 to enable seven local schools to launch and expand programs that encourage students to walk and ride to school. They are part of the WPHF Think~Act~Be Healthy Communities initiative designed to inspire […]

Feature Initiative: Coordinated Youth Initiative

Coordinated Youth Initiative Programs Support Student Health and Academic Success From its earliest days, the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) has been focused on the health of children and youth through its Coordinated Youth Initiative (CYI). CYI—the Foundation’s longest-supported initiative–is based on the belief that “Healthy Kids Make Better Students and Better Students Make Healthy […]

Feature Initiative: Emerging Needs

New Winter Park Health Foundation Grants Tackle Critical Community Needs Challenging economic times have prompted the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) to seek creative ways to stay focused on its mission of creating the healthiest community in the U.S. while addressing the emerging critical needs of the community. The Foundation is reaching out to those […]

Feature Initiative: Boost Your Brain

Boost Your Brain Grants Support Programs to Enhance the Mental Health of Older Adults The health of a community depends upon the health of all ages–young and old. That is why Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) designated Older Adults as one of its three focus areas. Guided by its Older Adults Work Group, the Foundation’s […]

Feature Initiative: Community Gardens

The Think~Act~Be Healthy Communities Initiative is Focused on Making it Easier for Everyone to be Healthy The Winter Park Health Foundation’s (WPHF) Think~Act~Be Healthy Communities initiative is based on the belief that when you create a healthy community environment—by adding and supporting  features such as bike trails, community gardens and farmers markets—you make it easier […]

Winter Park Health Foundation Marks 15th Anniversary with Community Reception

Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) marked its 15th year of operation with a reception including past and present trustees, community leaders and partners as well as grantees on Friday, April 17 at Interlachen Country Club. The event drew more than 100 guests. The reception capped off a day-long Board of Trustees annual retreat held at […]

Start! Walking Day is a Big Success

More than 130 people participated in the April 8 Start! Walking Day event—a joint project of the American Heart Association (AHA), the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF), Winter Park Memorial Hospital (WPMH) and the Crosby Wellness Center and Winter Park YMCAs. The April 8 event coincided with the AHA’s National Start! Walking Day, and was […]