Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, Washington DC, USA

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Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, Washington DC, USA
Street address: 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Suite 350
City: Washington
State or Province: DC
Country: United States
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Location coordinates: 38° 54' 13" N, 77° 3' 7" W
Executive Director: Wayne Shields
Contact number: (202) 466-3825
Contact email:
Target: Women
Organization type: National NGO (operating countrywide or advocating at the national level)
Sectors: Education, Public Policy, Reproductive Health
Year founded/registered: 1963



ARHP is the leading source for trusted medical education and information on reproductive and sexual health


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 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.

ARHP Mission The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP), founded in 1963, is a multidisciplinary association of professionals who provide reproductive health services or education, conduct reproductive health research, or influence reproductive health policy.

ARHP educates healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public. The organization fosters research and advocacy to improve reproductive health.

Core Values ARHP’s leadership and staff are guided by the fundamental importance of the following:

Respect for Sexual and Reproductive Health Throughout the Lifespan

Forward-thinking and Innovative Approach in educational methodology and emerging topics

Exceptional Service to constituents with an engaging and professional style

Team Approach focusing on inclusion and appreciation of the full health care team

Diversity and an inclusionary approach for organizational effectiveness

Evidence-Based education and advocacy focus

Effective Partnerships valuing productive and respectful working relationships

Flexibility including positive change, fresh approaches, and new directions

Intersection of Reproductive Rights, Health & Justice

Core Competence

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.

CME Mission

The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) is dedicated to improving reproductive health care through its high-quality continuing medical education (CME) activities.

Purpose The education department supports ARHP’s central organizational mission by developing and implementing scientifically-based, practical education activities to meet the needs of its constituents. The education department’s annual plans are directly related to the organization’s strategic plan, including the long-term organizational goals. The activities are designed to:

Address gaps in the quality and safety of reproductive health care as currently practiced and identified via needs assessment data; Advance learners’ competence (skills, knowledge, and attitudes required for performance) that will contribute to reproductive health services that are evidence-based, reflect the most recent clinical science, and promote patient-centered care, and; Improve learners’ performance in practice.


Events Calendar

ARHP's Reproductive Health Events Calendar provides information on a variety of reproductive health policy and educational opportunities including CME opportunities, policy meetings, forums, web casts and more.

August 3, 2011 Family Planning Health Worker (3-Day Workshop/Certification - August 3, 10 and 17) Sponsored by: California Family Health Council, Inc. Location: Los Angeles, CA For more information: visit

August 12 - 14, 2011 Pathways to Clinical Excellence in OB/Gyn Sponsored by: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Florida Obstetric and Gynecologic Society Location: Orlando, FL For more information: visit

August 29, 2011 Making a Difference - Abortion Care Network Sponsored by: Abortion Care Network Location: Hartford, CT For more information: website


Support ARHP

ARHP is a 501 (c) nonprofit organization that relies on contributions from health care professionals, concerned individuals, foundations, and industry to provide up to date educational materials on reproductive health. There are several ways you can help support ARHP:

ARHP Online Giving - Make a contribution to support the important work of ARHP quickly and easily through the web. Your tax-deductible gift will help ARHP continue to produce the evidence-based, peer-reviewed education that health care providers and their patients have counted on since 1963.

Felicia Stewart Center - The Felicia Stewart Center provides community meeting space at no cost to progressive groups in both the Nation’s Capital and the California Bay Area. This unique, bi-coastal space honors Dr. Stewart’s pioneering spirit and advances her lifelong dedication to the reproductive health and rights movement.

Fund for the Future of Reproductive Health - Contributions provide seed money to help ARHP develop and implement innovative programs to support reproductive health education and advocacy efforts for the next generation.

Maternal Mapping Project - Support ARHP’s mobile health (mHealth) initiatives to map clinics in regions with high maternal mortality to help women find skilled birth attendants through a mobile device. The pilot project is currently underway in Chiapas, Mexico. Your contributions will allow ARHP to expand this critical work to additional underserved areas.

Organizations can get involved with ARHP’s annual meeting as an exhibitor or support the rich programmatic conference content with an independent educational grant.

Amazon Shopping - Use this special link when shopping at to support ARHP. You will pay the same price on your order, and Amazon will donate a percentage of your sale to ARHP. Be sure to bookmark this page for future effortless giving to ARHP.

Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) - The CAB is an independent membership organization managed by ARHP and comprised of industry representatives dedicated to reproductive and sexual health care. Download Giving Form

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