The Winter Park Health Foundation has become known in Central Florida as a neutral convener around key issues impacting the health of communities, and as a catalyst for action. We often take the lead on the development and implementation of special initiatives leading to collective impact and policy change. These long term initiatives provide unique opportunities to engage and empower residents, and they typically consist of several interconnected programs to support healthy behaviors, address barriers to health, create healthy habitats, and make health a priority.
Coordinated Youth Initiative/Healthy Kids Today:
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 almost $15 million since 1997.
For more information, visit the Healthy Kids Today website.
Healthy Central Florida:
Healthy Central Florida (HCF) is a community-based partnership launched in 2012 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.
HCF has begun its work by focusing on three target communities, Winter Park, Maitland and Eatonville. Talented teams of volunteer community leaders–representing government, business, faith communities, education, health care and recreation–have been established in each community to work on policy and environmental improvements that will create lasting change.
For more information, visit the Healthy Central Florida website.