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Let's Talk about Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness

As far back as I can remember learning about sexual health, HIV/AIDS never really centered around young people which of course is an unfortunate prevention mistake. There are many people who have no...

Anniversary of Important Comprehensive Health Education Act Update

Authored by Susan Locke, Fact Forward Partner Engagement Associate Historically, the Comprehensive Health Education Act (CHEA) has left youth in South Carolina vulnerable, but especially our LGBTQ+...

Consent Takes Conversation

I have an important announcement for parents, guardians and trusted adults -- you can never start discussing the concept of respecting others’ bodies and wishes too early. This proved to be true when...

Our Partners Made 2020 Worth It

We’re not here to tell you what a challenging year 2020 was – you already know. We’re in your inbox to acknowledge the remarkable organizations who worked with Fact Forward on our major projects that...

Healing Approaches

Authored by Kimberley Wicker, Fact Forward Partner Engagement Coordinator It starts with empathy. As a parent with a background in social work, communications and outreach I am always thinking about...

Let's Talk... about Disparities

Authored by Brittany Wearing, MPH, CHES, Fact Forward Health Services Manager Disparities Still Dominate Teen Pregnancy & STI Rates October is Let’s Talk Month, where Fact Forward and other...

September is Sexual Health Awareness Month!

Authored by Susan Locke, Fact Forward Partner Engagement Associate This month Fact Forward is celebrating Sexual Health Awareness Month. When we talk about “sexual health” we’re talking about a broad...

Looking Back and Moving Forward: 1B successes and future endeavors

Since 2015, Fact Forward has worked in Aiken, Anderson and Orangeburg Counties through the Office of Population Affairs 1B Grant, “Expanding the Reach of Effective Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs...

Fact Forward Receives Additional Funding from the Office of Population Affairs

Fact Forward is one of 13 new grantees receiving funding from the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This week OPA awarded $19,285,680 to...

Fact Forward Receives Funding from the Office of Population Affairs for Three-Year Project

Fact Forward is one of 49 grantees to receive funding from the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Last week OPA awarded $56,300,000 to...