With a diabetes rate of 24.2%, nearly triple the national average, plus high rates of hypertension, high cholesterol and smoking, the Town of Eatonville was facing a true health crisis. So, for more than a year, Healthy Central Florida, the Healthy Eatonville Team and partners Florida Hospital and the Winter Park Health Foundation have been crafting a coordinated community response. Along with focus groups, town hall meetings and a great deal of resident input, the community came together to open Healthy Eatonville Place.
This new neighborhood center for health and wellness opened on Saturday, May 31st. If you missed the celebration, watch the video below from that historic day.