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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.

Boys and Girls of Highlands County Teen Scene Program Boys Town of North Florida Common Sense Parenting Tampa YMCA/Sulphur Springs Neighborhood of Promise Boys Town of Central Florida Common Sense Parenting Parramore Kidz Zone Family Resiliency Center One Stop at the Wakulla County Community Center Real Essentials Character Kids Draw The Line Pregnancy Prevention Program Middle School Health Programming New Town Success Zone Healthy Moves Miami Children's Initiative STEP Parenting Program Map of Florida

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