$27,500 in Health Innovation Grants announced

Winter Park, FL – June 23, 2016 — In its fourth round of Health Innovation grants, Healthy Central Florida awarded $27,500 to 12 outstanding projects.  From a community workshop in May with two national thought leaders and nearly 160 attendees, 38 grant applications were submitted.  This year the grants focused on two of Healthy Central Florida’s four focus areas:

(1) Get Active – physical activity promotion (primarily walking and walkability); and

(2) Eat Healthy – healthy food access and consumption.

After careful review of both the criteria for judging (reach, sustainability, innovation or ability to pilot an idea that could spread) and the strength of the overall application, a panel of independent judges selected 12 diverse projects that will benefit the residents of our communities, primarily serving Eatonville, Maitland and Winter Park.

Healthy Central Florida is pleased to congratulate the following organizations for being the 2016-17 grant recipients. In alphabetical order, they are:

2016-17 Grantees

Name of Project, Grantee and Primary Community Beneficiaries (noted in parentheses)

  1. Brain Fitness Club, First United Methodist Church of Winter Park (all communities)
  2. Trails and Walk/Bike Connections, Maitland Middle School Walk n’ Roll Committee (all communities)
  3. Corrine Calming Coalition Streetscape Improvements, Corrine Calming Coalition (Winter Park/Orlando and all road users)
  4. Farmer’s Market in Eatonville, Positive Flow Foundation (Eatonville)
  5. Fleet Fruits in Eatonville, IDEAS for Us (Eatonville)
  6. Gardening and Healthy Eating, Early Learning Coalition (all communities)
  7. Meadows on the Move, Center for Multicultural and Wellness Prevention (Eatonville)
  8. Skate in Schools Program, Winter Park 9th Grade Center (Winter Park)
  9. Tyke Hikes, Mead Gardens (all park visitors)
  10. Walking and Biking Map Cards, City of Winter Park (all residents and visitors to Winter Park)
  11. Walk with Me, No Limit Health and Education (Eatonville)
  12. Cultural Dance Workshop, Haitian American Art Network (all communities)

 Click here to view photos from the breakfast.