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.

Holiday Food Event Serves Hundreds of Families

More than 50,000 pounds of grocery products were distributed to local needy families on December 20 and 21 as part of the annual holiday food distribution event.

Grace Medical Home and Shepherd’s Hope Collaborate to Improve Patient Outcomes

The organizations are working together to develop an electronic health record system to improve patient care.

Food Packs for Hungry Kids

The road to good health for some—young and old—is peppered with seemingly insurmountable obstacles like hunger. But programs offered by local organizations such as the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (SHFB) are going a long way to level the playing field and insure a healthier community for all.

Hunger Among Seniors Getting Community Attention

Hunger in seniors is a issue affecting our community and Second Harvest Food Bank is working to help them access food.

Healthy Central Florida Awards $25,000 For Projects To Get Residents Moving

Grants were awarded for projects ranging from bike share programs to parklets to a mobile app.

HCF Releases In-depth Study Highlighting Health Disparities

State of Our Health measures physical, emotional, and nutritional health of the residents in Winter Park, Maitland and Eatonville.

Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Program Launching in Eatonville

The American Diabetes Association is launching its Live EMPOWERED program to combat diabetes in Eatonville.

New CORE Facility Helps Those Living With Paralysis

A new facility has opened to help with rehabilitation in Longwood.

Spotlight on Basic Needs

The Foundation teamed up with Second Harvest Food Bank to provide food to older adults hit hard by the economic downturn.