Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
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ARHP Mission, Values, & Core Competence

ARHP Mission

The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) transforms and improves sexual and reproductive health care and access through health professional training and advocacy.

Core Values

We are inherently:

  • Driven by science. Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care and policy must be informed by high quality research.
  • Person-centered. SRH care should address an individual’s physical, social, mental, and spiritual health needs as interrelated and complex contributors to overall health.

We believe:

  • Health care is a right. Health care is a social justice issue and should be accessible to everyone, everywhere. Culturally competent and high-quality health care should uphold an individual’s sexual and reproductive autonomy, which includes the right to make uncoerced decisions regarding sex, pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and contraception.
  • Diversity and inclusion strengthens. We celebrate and respect diversity, and seek opportunities to foster diversity and ensure inclusion across our team and in our work. Diversity reflects the entire range of human experience and expression, such as: age, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, ability, race, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, socioeconomic status, HIV status, and immigration status.

We are committed to:

  • Open-access, evidence-based information. Health professionals, patients, and communities are best served when everyone has access to free and evidence-based resources and continuing education.
  • Inspiring, connecting, and collaborating. ARHP brings different stakeholders together to form synergistic alliances that advance SRH care and policy.
  • Promoting team-based health care. Health care works best when it is collaborative and team members are supported and encouraged to contribute to their fullest potential.
  • Applying imagination and innovation to our work. We seek creative, novel strategies to provide continuing education for health professionals and improve health care delivery models.

Core Competencies

ARHP’s core competence is planning and executing high quality clinical education for health professionals and developing policy and advocacy activities in support of these efforts.