Policy

making health a priority

CATEGORY ARCHIVES

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.

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.

HCF Celebrates another Successful Year

About to turn 4, Healthy Central Florida (HCF), the healthy community initiative founded by Winter Park Health Foundation and Florida Hospital, has already accomplished significant achievements.

Winter Park and Maitland Are Bike Friendly

The League of American Bicyclists recognized Winter Park and Maitland as bike friendly communities.

A Community Conversation to Disrupt Aging

WPHF hosted a spirited discussion with Dr. Bill Thomas, a Harvard-educated geriatrician, during the Central Florida stop on his "Age of Disruption" Tour.

Students and Parents Get A+ for Walking to School

Sunshine and cool breezes made for ideal “Walktober” weather as nearly 2,000 students throughout all eight Winter Park area elementary and middle schools, walked or rolled to school to commemorate International Walk to School Day on October 7.

School Recess Gets More Active

Recess carts were provided to eight Winter Park, Maitland and Eatonville elementary schools thanks to a Winter Park Health Foundation grant in support of the recess resolution passed by the Orange County Public Schools School Board.

Denning Drive to Become a Complete Street

Winter Park's Denning Drive could become a "complete street" by going on a road diet enabling safer and increased use by all users - vehicle drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists.