Over the course of this module, you will be introduced to many fundamental concepts that govern this program and the grants funded. You will also learn several new terms.
What is the AFL Program?
The Adolescent Family Life (AFL) Program is authorized by Title XX of the Public Health Service Act. The AFL Program is authorized to fund care and prevention demonstration grants. AFL Care grants implement and test various approaches for caring for pregnant and parenting adolescents. Care projects are required to provide comprehensive health, education and social services that emphasize family involvement and self-sufficiency. AFL Prevention grants implement and test various methods to serve preadolescents, adolescents and their families. AFL Prevention projects promote abstinence and increased parent-child communication through developmentally appropriate curricula and youth development activities.
For more information on Title XX and the AFL program requirements you can take the Introduction to Title XX of the Public Service Act self-directed module.
What is OAPP?
The Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs (OAPP) administers the AFL Program. OAPP is located within the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, in the the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Who’s Who at OAPP?
Here is an organizational chart showing OAPP's location within the Department of Health & Human Services:
OAPP consists of a director, project officers and medical education specialist. Your program is assigned an OAPP Project Officer. This is the main person you will have contact with and is your biggest advocate. Your project officer will provide: