Sexual Health Initiatives for Teens (SHIFT NC)
Mission: Leading North Carolina to improve adolescent and young adult sexual health.
How we do our work and the priorities we set for our own behavior are critical to our organizational culture and our success. We hold the following organizational values, which we use to guide our organizational decisionmaking.
We aspire to be equitable and inclusive, and we value diversity in our staff, board, partners, and communities. We respect all people and want to improve the balance of power and privilege.
We value the expertise of our partners, and work with them to achieve positive impact for adolescents and their sexual health.
We are guided by evidence and the voices and needs of young people; we advance the field by contributing new evidence and innovating when needed.
We operate with integrity, holding ourselves to high standards regarding transparency, trustworthiness, and humility.
One of our strategic priorities is to ensure that policies and advocates support adolescent and young adult sexual and reproductive health. Ultimately, we work toward our mission by ensuring that communities, people, and policies are working together to provide every young person with the information, access to healthcare, and family and community support they need to attain positive sexual health outcomes. Public policy - whether it's generated in Congress, at the North Carolina General Assembly, or as an administrative policy in a youth-serving organization - plays a major role in a young person's ability to access critical information and services.
3710 University Drive, Suite 310
Durham, NC 27707