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.

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.

Complete Streets Connects Transportation with Health

A community with a Complete Streets policy ensures streets are designed and altered to make it easy for people to get physical activity as part of their daily routines.

2nd Annual Bike to Work Day in Winter Park

Nearly 140 people participated in the 2nd Annual Group Ride in celebration of Bike to Work Day in Winter Park.

Eatonville Master Plan Incorporates Healthy Community Design

The plan will lay the groundwork to ensure the Town of Eatonville continues to be a walkable community.