Emergency Medicine Faculty Plant Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and The Alachua County Child Abuse Prevention Task Force, along with faculty and staff from UF Health, planted 1,000 pinwheels on the front lawn of UF Health Shands Hospital. These pinwheels are part of Prevent Child Abuse Florida’s Pinwheels for Prevention, a national movement started in 2008 to change the way we think about prevention. The purpose of the pinwheel garden is to start conversations about child abuse and raise awareness. The pinwheels and a child abuse awareness banner will remain in front of the hospital for the entire month of April. UF Health is proud to be a part of this initiative to spread the word that each child deserves the opportunity to live a happy, healthy childhood.