addressing barriers to health


Recognizing the desire to live a healthy lifestyle can be trumped by issues of hunger and illness, the Winter Park Health Foundation seeks partners to help eliminate these barriers. This might involve supporting food distribution to hungry children or helping seniors understand and access benefits for which they are qualified. Levelling the playing field can lead to a healthier community for all.

Leadership Eatonville Community Survey Reveals Resident Priorities

Responses suggest activities for youth, neighborhood beautification efforts, jobs and adult education hold the highest priority.

Coordinated Youth Initiative Continues to Positively Impact Students

This past school year – as with the past 15 years - nurses, counselors and Healthy School Team leaders formed a strong safety net of support that helped keep students healthy and ready to learn.

WPHF Launches Text4Tots Pilot Program

Parents can “opt in” to receive text messages supporting their child’s healthy development.

Healthy Central Florida Awards $25,000 in Grants

The 2016 grants focused on two of HCF’s four focus areas: Get Active and Eat Healthy.

$100,000 Committed to Better Together in Response to Pulse Tragedy

WPHF trustees hope the donation will inspire healing

Local Middle School Students Create Videos to Promote Safe Walking and Biking

The Healthy Central Florida video contest received 43 entries and awarded 7 top honors to middle school students.

Mobile Farmers Market Brings Fresh Produce to Cheney Elementary

Hebni Nutrition Consultants brings its mobile farmers market to Cheney Elementary School and the surrounding community - an area known as a healthy food desert.

Healthy Central Florida Announces Mini-Grants to Promote Health

Healthy Central Florida will host its 4th Annual Health Innovation Grants Workshop on Wednesday, May 11th.

Urban Farm – ZORA! Collard Greens – A Vision

The Healthy Eatonville Team and a variety of community partners are planning an urban farm and produce stand in Eatonville.