New High School FLASH curriculum gets evaluation funding

Most students in King County and many other students around the country (and the world) are taught sexual health education (or, “sex ed”) using a comprehensive curriculum called FLASH. Last year about 80,000 FLASH lesson plans were downloaded from all over the U.S., but this ubiquitous curriculum was developed right here at Public Health by our staff of family planning health educators.

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The clinic down the hall: How School-Based Health Centers help kids succeed


Updated 9.23.16 By Sara Rigel, School-Based Partnerships Remember the school nurse’s office, where you could go lie down if you felt sick, or get an ice-pack for a bruise? If you walk onto the campus of any public high school in Seattle, you’ll find not only a traditional nurse’s office, but also a full-blown medical […]

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If this vaccine fights cancer, why aren’t more people embracing it?

If you knew there was a vaccine that could prevent several types of cancer—including a form of cancer that kills over 250,000 women each year—would you make sure your child gets it? Consider this: An estimated 79 million Americans are infected with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that causes a range of cancers, as well as […]

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