Assessments & Studies

Community Health Assessments

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 –

2014 East Central Florida Community Health Assessment Full Report

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2009 East Central Florida Community Health Assessment Full Report

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2004 East Central Florida Community Health Assessment
Executive Summary

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1999 Tri-County Community Health Assessment

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State of Our Health

State of Our Health: Winter Park, Maitland and Eatonville

State of Our Health 2015

Welcome to the State of Our Health 2015.  This report looks at the target communities of Eatonville, Maitland and Winter Park and highlights Healthy Central Florida and our partner’s efforts to improve health and well-being in these Central Florida cities. To evaluate health and establish trends with comparisons to the original 2011 survey results, community-level information was collected by University of Central Florida (UCF) Institute for Social and Behavioral Sciences using a recognized national survey instrument, the BRFSS (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System).

Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC) oversaw data collection and analyzed the data and helped compile this report for Healthy Central Florida, Winter Park Health Foundation and Florida Hospital.

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state_of_our_health_coverThe 2013 State of Our Health: Executive Summary, Winter Park/ Maitland/ Eatonville

Healthy Central Florida, a community based-initiative founded by the Winter Park Health Foundation and Florida Hospital, marked its one-year anniversary with the release of the State of Our Health, the first in-depth study of the physical, emotional, and nutritional health of residents in Winter Park, Maitland and Eatonville.

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Children & Youth


2006 Child & Adolescent Health Survey
East Central Florida
Executive Summary

Surveys tell us a lot about what is happening to the health of East Central Florida adults, but there is much less available when it comes to children. That is why the Winter Park Health Foundation, Florida Hospital and the Health Council of East Central Florida sponsored the 2006 Child & Adolescent Health Survey.

The survey included interviews with 1,800 parents or guardians of children and adolescents aged 0 through 19 in Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties. It also included interviews with 263 randomly selected adolescents.

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Developmental Assets: A Profile of Our Youth

In 1998, the Winter Park Health Foundation supported the administration of the survey, “Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behaviors” at Winter Park High School. More than 2,000 students were surveyed to see how many of the 40 development assets they possessed, and the results were published in “Developmental Assets: A Profile of Our Youth.” Download PDF

40 Developmental Assets

The 40 developmental assets, established by the Search Institute, are concrete, positive experiences and qualities essential to raising successful young people. According to the Search Institute, possession of the assets can influence the choices adolescents make, and can help them grow into caring and responsible adults. Click here to view the 40 Assets.

Older Adults


Advantage Report CoverAdvantAge Initiative: Report to the Community

How well are older adults faring in Orange County? “The AdvantAge Initiative: Report to the Community” provides a data snapshot to help Orange County understand what its older citizens were thinking in 2002 and 2003 about where they live, what they have to offer and what they would like to help them remain vital, independent and contributing community members.

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Meaningful Service Report CoverMeaningful Service & Employment

The Winter Park Health Foundation commissioned a study examining the barriers to and opportunities for meaningful service and employment of older adults in Orange County. The 2004 study points out that filling jobs and volunteer spots with seniors benefits the community, as well as the older adults.

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Transportation Report CoverTransportation

Seniors want to preserve their independence as long as possible and mobility is a key to that freedom. Lack of mobility can lead to social isolation and depression. Few seniors who stop driving convert to use of public transportation, so alternatives are needed.

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