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    innovation initiatives

    Investing in innovative prevention programs that provide measurable benefits to Florida's children, families and communities.

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    Prevent Child Abuse Florida

    Helping families and communities so children can grow and develop through healthy, safe and nurturing experiences.

  • Happy Family
    Healthy Families Florida

    Strengthening families by helping parents to overcome significant challenges that place their children at increased risk of abuse and neglect.

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    Safe Sleep

    Choose Safe Sleep Every Time Baby Sleeps

  • Steps to a Healthy Pregnancy
    Steps to a Healthy Pregnancy

    The healthier you are, the better chance you have of your baby being born healthy.

Founded in 1989, The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to shaping prevention policy and investing in innovative prevention programs that provide measurable benefits to our state's children, families and communities.


innovation initiatives

The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida identifies, funds, supports and tests innovative programs to improve the life outcomes of children, preserve and strengthen families and promote healthy behavior and functioning in society, recognizing that the wisest money spent is on prevention.

Prevent Child Abuse Florida

The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida is one of 50 state chapters of Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America). The chapter implements primary prevention activities and advocates for policies and initiatives to strengthen Florida's families and communities so children can grow and develop through healthy, safe and nurturing experiences.

Healthy Families Florida

Healthy Families Florida is a nationally accredited home visiting program for expectant parents and parents of newborns experiencing stressful life situations. The program improves childhood outcomes and increases family self-sufficiency by empowering parents through education and community support.


Douglas Sessions, Jr. Recipient Chiles Advocacy Award

2022 Chiles Advocacy Award

Douglas Sessions, Jr.

William Douglas Sessions Jr. has been a fierce advocate for countless important issues impacting Florida’s children and families. For his tireless dedication to improving their lives, Sessions has been named the 2022 recipient of the Chiles Advocacy Award, presented by Children’s Week Florida and administered by The Children’s Forum.

A Special Message from the President and CEO

 
 
Senator Bean, Jennifer Ohlsen and Doug Sessions

Daniel Webster Award

Healthy Families Florida

Congressman Daniel Webster and Healthy Families Florida recently announced Senate President Pro-Tempore Aaron Bean as the recipient of the 2020 Daniel Webster Leadership Award. This accolade is presented annually to recognize individuals for their outstanding leadership and unwavering commitment to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Speak Up

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected in Florida, the law requires you to report it to the Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873). For more information on reporting child abuse and neglect, please read Report Abuse, It's the Law.

We invite you to join us in making children a priority in your community. Prevention is our middle name, but it is everyone's responsibility. Doug Sessions, CEO and President

The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and each of its divisions respects the rights and freedoms of all people. The organization’s outreach efforts, trainings, and learning materials are intended to share information for education purposes only and does not endorse any concept listed in Section 760.10(8)(a) of the Florida Statutes. We do not attempt to promote, convince, encourage, or force any person to have or change any beliefs, values, or feelings.