MISSION AND GOALS
"MILLIONS OF WOMEN WORLDWIDE SUFFER IN SILENCE FROM THE PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, SOCIAL, SEXUAL, FITNESS, AND EMPLOYMENT QUALITY OF LIFE RAMIFICATIONS OF POP; AWARENESS OF PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE WILL ONLY OCCUR WHEN WE SHARE WHAT WE KNOW WITH OTHERS. AS WE CONTINUE TO NURTURE, GUIDE, AND NETWORK WITH WOMEN NAVIGATING PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE, POP WILL SOON BECOME COMMON KNOWLEDGE." SHERRIE PALM
Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support(APOPS) is a USA based 501(c)(3) nonprofit advocacy agency with global arms (Federal ID# 27-3737815), founded in September 2010 to generate awareness of pelvic organ prolapse (POP), to provide support and guidance to women navigating the physical, emotional, social, sexual, fitness, and employment impact of POP, and to bridge patients, healthcare, industry, research, and academia for the betterment of POP understanding and treatment evolution. APOPS following consists of patients, clinicians, researchers, academics, and industry reps throughout 177 countries.
APOPS mission is to advance global pelvic organ prolapse awareness, guidance, and support, and to innovate universal POP healthcare, education, and research.
APOPS vision is international evolution of pelvic organ prolapse awareness and understanding to optimize women's pelvic health empowerment.
- Establish pelvic organ prolapse awareness.
- Provide global guidance and support for women with POP.
- Bridge build with key stakeholders and organizations to evolve understanding of women's pelvic health needs.
Long Term Goals
- Routine POP screening.
- Accurate statistical data capture.
- Address diagnostic clinician educational curriculum.
APOPS operates within these core values:
Commitment to open access, a spirit of generosity, and the active invitation to engage and contribute that continuously expands reach and sustains growth.
Ability to rapidly reconfigure and realign resources to lead in new directions and respond as needed within the industry.
Vigilance in continuously searching for new ways to disseminate ideas.
Purposeful consideration of expansive ideas and the engagement of all voices to ensure the broadest perspective and awareness.
Recognition that overall success is driven by a willingness to partner with others in the sharing of ideas, information, and action that ensures better outcomes for all involved.