Planned Parenthood South Atlantic (PPSAT) is an independent nonprofit healthcare organization serving North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and the western half of Virginia. We operate 14 health centers providing a range of sexual healthcare services, as well as community-based prevention education services and issues oriented advocacy. We are an affiliate of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
PPSAT was created on January 1, 2015 as the result of a merger between Planned Parenthood Health Systems and Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina. Our first year post-merger brought a new Board of Directors, new CEO and new Leadership Team.
Recognizing many challenges and barriers to our success as a newly created regional entity, we launched a strategic planning process to chart our course for the next five years. A planning committee comprised of senior leaders of staff and board led the work that resulted in this plan.
Between January and June, 2016, the planning committee invited all staff at PPSAT to participate in the planning process via an anonymous survey. We then conducted in-depth interviews with Board members, community partners, donors, physicians and leaders from other non-profits. In addition to this internal and external input, the planning committee relied on demographic and trend analysis to help inform our priorities.
Planned Parenthood as a national organization is celebrating its Centennial anniversary in year 1 of this plan. From humble beginnings in Brooklyn in October 1916, we have grown to become a Federation of affiliates with national reach. Collectively, we are the leading provider of women’s health, the largest political organizer and the most robust provider of medically-accurate, comprehensive sex education in the United States. PPSAT plays an important role in the Federation, as we are one of the largest affiliates in the South. Our strategic plan carefully considered the Federation’s goals as we move into our second century together.