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Results are in for the Purple Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Richland County Family Planning, Richland County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and Victim Witness Advocate Program celebrated October by hosting a pumpkin decorating contest to raise awareness...

 

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of death for women in the United States. However, in the last 40 years, the number of cases of cervical cancer and deaths resulting from it has decreased significantly. The decline is largely due to...

 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The topic of domestic violence has sprung to the forefront of American pop culture in recent weeks as a result of the Ray Rice video. Unfortunately, when the outrage of the American public fades and the public service announcements stop, 25% of all...

 
 By Lesley Thiessen    News    April 16, 2014

STD Awareness Month

Nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur in the United States every year costing the American healthcare system nearly $16 billion in direct medical costs alone, says a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

 

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month!

Cervical cancer prevention is an important issue for us. Richland County Family Planning is trying to raise awareness of cervical cancer, encourage women to take advantage of the means that are now available to prevent it, and work to make sure that...

 

World AIDS Day 2013

Every year on December 1, people around the world recognize World AIDS Day. This annual event is an opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, celebrate victories in increased access to treatment and prevention services,...

 

October is Let's Talk Month

“Let’s talk…” These are two very simple words, but for many parents, they are not so simple when the rest of the sentence is “…about sex.” While it maybe uncomfortable, especially at first, research continues to show that children and...

 

World Aids Day

This year, an estimated 56,300 people will be infected with HIV in the United States. One in 5 of the more than one million people living with HIV is unaware of his or her infection. This year, in recognition of World AIDS Day, Richland County...

 

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