creating a healthy habitat


The Winter Park Health Foundation collaborates with community, school and business leaders to help them recognize the important role they can play in promoting health, and how health impacts quality of life, productivity and economic vitality. The focus is on cultivating community champions and working with those who are ready to make the healthy choice an easier choice in school, at worksites, and throughout the community at large.

Morning Star School Garden a Tribute to Mary Rumberger

A new teaching garden and health-oriented education for students and parents are some of the latest additions planned for Morning Star School as a tribute to former WPHF Trustee Mary Rumberger.

Live Empowered Program Raises Diabetes Awareness

The American Diabetes Association’s Live Empowered program collaborated with churches, town leaders and health care providers to educate Eatonville residents on diabetes prevention and management.

Eatonville Girls on the Run Team Completes 5K Race

Eatonville girls participating in the Girls on the Run program, designed to build confidence and a love of good health through life, successfully completed the OUC Orlando 5K race.

Breathe Free Winter Park Focuses on Smoke-Free Restaurant Patios

In the belief dinner on a restaurant patio should be served with a healthy side of clean, fresh air, Healthy Central Florida (HCF) is helping launch Breathe Free Winter Park.

Cheney Wellness Cottage Opens

The new community health center is the product of a successful partnership between the Central Florida Family Health Center, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida Blue Foundation, Winter Park Health Foundation and Orange County Public Schools.

Walkability Expert Offers Insight on Building Healthy Communities

Walkability expert Mark Fenton met with Central Florida leaders to guide them in a discussion about how to design local communities for health and safety.

3rd Annual “Run Around the Town” 5K for Eatonville Youth Draws 60 Participants

There were nearly as many community volunteers as runners at the 5K supporting Eatonville’s efforts to get healthy.

Mayors’ Sole Challenge Participants Brave Cold for Fun and Fellowship

The third annual free event, organized by Healthy Central Florida (HCF), drew more than 450 residents to walk and enjoy fun and fellowship.

Morning Star School Enhancements Designed to Boost Student Health

Funds honoring the legacy of former WPHF trustee Mary Rumberger are being used to bring about healthy changes at the school serving special needs students.