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Innovative 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. Using proven evidence-based strategies, programs focus on improving educational achievement, improving maternal and child health outcomes, promoting health, nutrition and physical activity, building strong families and making communities drug-free. In partnership with community-based organizations and coalitions, programs offer home visitation, education and support groups, promote access to health care and provide services through schools and community-based centers. A strong evaluation component measures program effectiveness by analyzing short-term and long-term outcomes. Ounce of Prevention Fund innovative initiatives are sponsored by the Ounce of Prevention Fund and the State of Florida, Department of Health, Department of Education and the Department of Agriculture.

The Ounce of Prevention Fund has innovative initiatives located in the highlighted counties. Click on the name of the initiative to view program details.

Overtown Children and Youth Coalition Too Good For Drugs/Too Good For Violence Boys Town of North Florida Common Sense Parenting Sulphur Springs Neighborhood of Promise/Tampa YMCA Healthy Kids Orlando (HkO) Teen Leaders of America Parramore Kidz Zone Drug Abuse Foundation Family Resiliency Center Real Essentials New Town Success Zone Cathedral Arts Project Healthy Moves Miami Children's Initiative STEP Parenting Program A Positive Step 24/7 Fatherhood Program Reach Out Read (ROR) Florida Map of Florida

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