Title XX Introduction: Welcome
Welcome to the Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs (OAPP)! We are excited that you are taking some time to learn more about OAPP and the Adolescent Family Life (AFL) program. 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 OAPP?
OAPP stands for the Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs. OAPP is a leader in the field of adolescent sexual health and well-being, providing valued and respected service for youth and families all over the country. OAPP is a government office located within the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) within the Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS). OPHS is located directly in the Office of the Secretary in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
What is AFL?
AFL stands for Adolescent Family Life. The Adolescent Family Life program funds grants for innovative research prevention and care demonstration projects on the causes and consequences of adolescent premarital sexual activity, pregnancy and child rearing.
What is Title XX?
Title XX of the Public Health Service Act is the federal statute which authorizes the AFL program and its specific requirements.