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Bear River Health Department Looking for Funding for Abstinence Program

Bear River Health Department Looking for Funding for Abstinence Program



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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- After nearly 10 years, funding for the Bear River Health Department's abstinence program is drying up.

The Logan-based health department says the funding was set to expire at the end of June but was extended. They now have until the end of September to find a way to fund the program.

Farrin Wiese, the agency's health promotions division director, says program is an important part of the health department's goal to provide resources to parents to educate youth and prevent risky behaviors.

Jennifer Mayfield, is the adolescent health coordinator for the Utah Department of Health. She says other abstinence programs throughout the state and across the country are all facing funding challenges.

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Information from: The Herald Journal

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