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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.

   Prevention Convention

   Sept 12 & 13, 2024

   Embassy Suites by Holton Orlando
   Lake Buena Vista South
   4955 Kyngs Heath Road, Kissimme, Florida 34746

   Early Registration


Kayla Thomas

Kayla Thomas, DrPH, MPH, named Director of Research, Evaluation & Systems

Kayla Thomas

On January 1, 2024, Kayla Thomas, DrPH, MPH, assumed the role of Director of Research, Evaluation & Systems of the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida. Dr. Thomas has worked for the Ounce since 2014, starting out as a Research Assistant and most recently serving as an Evaluator. She is a true asset to the Ounce and has a wide breadth of experience implementing our mission.

The Broward AWARE! Protecting Our Children Campaign Theme: Protect Our Future, Listen With Love

The Broward AWARE! Protecting OUR Children campaign, powered by the Children’s Services Council, is an awareness campaign that uses the full spectrum of media to ensure that Broward County families, educators, media, law enforcement and all stakeholders use and share resources that make it possible for children to safely realize their full potential, hopes and dreams. The Broward AWARE campaign is inspired by the work of the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and Prevent Child Abuse/Pinwheels for Prevention Florida and is dedicated to:

  • Providing family strengthening resources to help keep children at home or with relative caregivers to avoid placement in the foster care system.
  • Preventing injury and death from unsafe sleep practices, drowning, and leaving children in unattended vehicles.
  • Providing resources to keep youth with non-violent infractions from entering and being stuck in the Juvenile Justice System.
  • Providing supports for youth that can help them achieve their goals through mentorship, education, job internships and training.
  • Engaging fathers in the lives of their children as positive role models and primary caregivers.
  • Recognizing the signs of and preventing human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
  • Broward AWARE! consists of several community events throughout a four-month campaign that will culminate in April, during Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    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.