March 31, 2023.Reading time 3 minutes.
Reducing students’ belief in harmful stereotypes can improve school climate by reducing beliefs that may lead to bullying, violence, and victimization. As a result, this can improve health outcomes as well as academic performance.
March 16, 2021.Reading time 6 minutes.
New published research demonstrates what King County families and public health experts have long observed – that the FLASH sexual health curriculum plays a key role in preventing unintended pregnancy among teens. The research also shows FLASH is well-liked by students. The FLASH curriculum is widely-used and was developed by Public Health – Seattle & King County. It has been revised and updated to remain a cutting-edge program.
October 3, 2019.Reading time 6 minutes.
Students in different parts of the country overwhelmingly find the FLASH sexual health curriculum, produced by the Family Planning program at Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC), valuable and worth recommending to their peers. As part of a multi-year study being conducted in the South and Midwest, more than 90 percent of students […]
July 25, 2018.Reading time 2 minutes.
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 […]
May 29, 2018.Reading time 6 minutes.
(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 […]
August 21, 2015.Reading time 6 minutes.
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.