Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) staff recently participated in the Florida Place-Based Initiatives meeting of funders involved with place-based work throughout Florida. The purpose of this gathering was to assess the status of each initiative and use collective wisdom to develop solutions for shared challenges. Lisa Portelli, WPHF Program Director – Community Health, presented on WPHF’s work in Eatonville. The meeting included a general overview, group discussion about organizational structures and evaluation methods specific to each initiative. The group plans to meet twice annually to continue learning from each other’s efforts.
Participating foundations included Palm Healthcare Foundation, Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Health Foundation of South Florida and WPHF.