After King County’s lawsuit win, sex-ed research funding restored

After U.S. District Court Judge John Coughenour ruled on May 29 that the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) failed to adequately explain why it cut King County’s funding to study the efficacy of its FLASH sexual health education program, HHS has now approved the $1 million in funding. As explained in a News […]

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King County wins lawsuit, blocks federal government from terminating science-based teen pregnancy prevention program

(This News Release comes from the King County Executive Office) King County has won an important victory in U.S. District Court after demonstrating that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) acted unlawfully in abruptly cancelling its Teen Pregnancy Prevention grants two years early. “We sued the federal government because they are attempting […]

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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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