Vision 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.
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 & Teamwork We foster active collaboration to solve problems, make decisions, and achieve common goals amongst 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.