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Statement on Support of Racial Justice

Racism is a social determinant of health that has a profound impact on the health status of children, adolescents, emerging adults, and their families. Fact Forward recognizes that there is no version...

Questions About Reproductive Health Awareness Month? We have answers.

To address new realities in adolescent reproductive health, many reproductive health organizations no long observe May as #TeenPregnancyPreventionMonth and are observing it something new. Here in SC...

Engaging Youth During Quarentine

Fact Forward sat down with ReZsaun Lewis from Lowcountry Youth Services to hear more about how they are effectively reaching youth while practicing social distancing. Before COVID-19, Lowcountry Youth...

May is Reproductive Health Awareness Month!

The first Wednesday of May is the official kick-off of #ReproductiveHealthAwarenessMonth! To celebrate we've created a resource for you that provides tips on using SC's teen birth data to inform...

Summer Institute 2020 - Postponed

Fact Forward takes the health and safety of our partners and communities very seriously. We continue to monitor the escalating global impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Based on the current available...

Summer Institute COVID-19 Update

Dear Summer Institute Participant or Presenter, No matter the circumstance, Fact Forward is to committed to leading with the facts. That’s why we want to update you on our plan for Summer Institute...

COVID-19 Update

Updated Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Fact Forward has been closely monitoring updates at the local level via SCDHEC and the SC Governor’s Office, the national level via the CDC, and we’ve updated our...

Fact Forward and Carolina Human Reinvestment Awarded Collaborative Grant from Bunnelle Foundation

Fact Forward has been awarded a grant from the Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation to educate youth on medically accurate, age-appropriate reproductive health. In partnership with Carolina Human...

Decades of Progress Include Some Points of Concern for SC's Teen Birth Rate

Though South Carolina’s teen birth rate has decreased by 70% since peaking in 1991, a slight 1% increase from 2017 to 2018 reflects the need to be proactive about reaching adolescents consistently...

The High Costs of Teen Pregnancy

It’s easy to think that teen pregnancy doesn’t affect you—especially if you don’t have children—but consider the hidden expenses of South Carolina’s high teen pregnancy rate.