Assessments & Studies
Community Health Assessments
In 1999, the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) began searching for data to identify pressing health issues and help guide its work. Unable to find timely information that reflected the local community, WPHF decided to commission Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC) to conduct the community’s first comprehensive health assessment.
The foundation, in partnership with Florida Hospital, provided financial support for this and three subsequent assessments – every five years (reports issued in 2004, 2009 and 2014) – enabling community leaders and policy-makers to monitor trends and recognize significant changes in community health risks, disease incidence rates and gaps in services. Resultant information has fueled strategic health planning and aided local health stakeholder organizations in securing grants from a wide variety of public and private sources.
For questions related to these Community Health Assessments, contact Debbie Watson, Executive Vice President of the Winter Park Health Foundation – [email protected]