The Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs (OAPP) aspires to provide leadership and innovation in the field of adolescent health and well-being. We will set the example for integrity, efficiency and accessibility.
The OAPP demonstrates effective means to promote premarital abstinence from sexual activity and to ameliorate the adverse consequences of adolescent childbearing. Under the authority of the Title XX of the Public Health Service Act, the OAPP awards and administers demonstration and research grants to address these issues and disseminates their findings.
Philosophy of Practice
The OAPP provides leadership in building the capacity of programs to serve vulnerable populations through the following core values:
- Leadership: With a history of proven leadership since 1981, we provide focused vision to continuously improve the lives of adolescents and their families. We work effectively to guide change, build partnerships, establish open communication and achieve results.
- Striving for excellence: We internalize and uphold high standards of performance. We care. We value quality. We do not settle. We anticipate, plan and continuously improve our knowledge and practices.
- Innovation: We are a creative, problem-solving staff that employs cutting-edge and integrated approaches. We are open to change and willing to try new ways to fulfill our vision, mission and goals more effectively.
- Partnership and teamwork: We foster active collaboration to solve problems, make decisions and achieve common goals among staff and grantees. We are committed to being proactive in communication with our grantees, the field and the public. Accessibility and capacity building are at the heart of what we do.
- Relevance: We identify emerging trends and unmet needs to ensure that the programs under our direction provide practical real world applications to the challenges adolescents and their families face today.