ARHP is a different kind of medical association. Our members define reproductive health in broad terms and recognize that the best health care is delivered through a team of professionals partnering with an informed patient. We are the association that brings together health care professionals across disciplines and specialties for evidence based training and network building among committed colleagues.
Our mission is education. ARHP translates good science into practice by producing accredited, evidence-based programs for health care professionals across a broad range of topics. ARHP members are passionate about science and demand rigorous standards for peer-reviewed data in educational programs and integrity in patient care.
ARHP At A Glance
ARHP was founded by Alan Guttmacher in 1963 as the education arm of Planned Parenthood® Federation of America (PPFA) and incorporated as an independent organization in 1972. Early milestones include becoming international in 1975 and multidisciplinary in 1981. ARHP began offering professional accreditation in 1987 and was the first medical organization to offer continuing medical education (CME) credits on-line in 1994. In 2006, ARHP launched its slide library tool, CORE, and ushered in a new era in reproductive health education and open-access presentation sharing. In 2007, ARHP was awarded certification from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to be an accredited provider of education for pharmacists. For the full history, click here.