Policy

making health a priority

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Self-motivation and individual change is to be applauded, but the Winter Park Health Foundation recognizes that policy and environmental change can also inspire citizens to take steps to live healthier. Well aware that behavior is affected by environments, we support efforts by child care centers, schools, businesses and communities to implement policies that make it easier for people to make and sustain healthy choices.

Operation BFF Reminds Motorists to Yield to Pedestrians

Operation BFF is centered around the Triple E approach in action: education, enforcement, and engineering.

Policy Changes Can Affect Children's Health

Policy proposals that alter or repeal the ACA, Medicaid, and CHIP may impact health care in Florida.

MetroPlan Orlando Releases Central Florida Complete Streets Report

The report outlines key steps municipalities and their partners can take to support greater safety and a more walking, biking, and transit-friendly region.

Local Municipalities Implement Complete Streets

Orlando metropolitan area transportation and health partners are working together to help the area become safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Eatonville Takes Action for a Healthier Community

Technical assistance for a new town charter was made possible through a grant to the Institute of Government at UCF.

Breathe Free Winter Park Continues to Gain Momentum

To date, 41 restaurants and bars are voluntarily offering smoke-free air.

WPHF Participates in Florida Place-Based Initiatives Meeting

The group plans to meet bi-annually to continue learning from each other’s efforts.

Envisioning Corrine Drive as a Complete Street

Local volunteers organize to raise awareness about healthy community design and increase pedestrian safety for a popular neighborhood.

WPHF & Nemours Celebrate Early Childcare Education Directors for Promoting Health

Directors participate in the Healthy Habits for Life initiative funded by WPHF.