Educational Institutions

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals

  • Washington, DC
  • www.arhp.org

Mission Statement

ARHP brings together health care professionals across disciplines and specialties for evidence-based training and network building. Our members define sexual and reproductive health in broad terms and recognize that the best care is delivered through a team of professionals partnering with an informed patient. ARHP delivers on our educational mission by translating good science into practice through producing accredited, peer-reviewed programs.

Main Programs

  1. Medical education
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

National focus

ruling year

1988

Principal Officer since 1991

Self-reported

Mr. Wayne Shields

Keywords

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reproductive health, reproductive justice, reproduction, contraception, family planning, sexuality, STDs, STIs, HIV/AIDS, cloning, genetics, menopause, perimenopause, continuing medical education

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EIN

52-1591381

 Number

1635248588

Also Known As

A.R.H.P.

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Reproductive Rights (R61)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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ARHP HELPED IMPROVE CLINICAL PRACTICE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

-Received evaluation feedback indicating that ~95% of participants' clinical practice would be enhanced by ARHP’s educational efforts
-Launched the Sexual and Reproductive Health Workforce Project to addresses clinicians’ training and education needs in the context of health care reform changes and the shifting emphasis to primary care
-Redesigned ARHP’s education programs to improve impact on provider competence and patient outcomes

ARHP SUPPORTED POSITIVE POLICY CHANGE
-Presented testimony to the United States Food and Drug Administration and to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
-Published 15 editorials in the Contraception journal
-Supported 32 sign-on letters advocating for sexual and reproductive health policy advancements

ARHP REACHED THE DIVERSE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH COMMUNITY
-Offered 115 free live and web-based educational sessions
-Educated over 2,000 health professionals from 12 countries
-Expanded the library of evidence-based materials in CORE to >3,300 slides; 64 full presentations; and hundreds of videos, images, activities, and handouts
-Convened four consensus meetings of experts to develop guidance and recommendations in key areas of sexual and reproductive health
-Co-sponsored 175 meetings, briefings, and seminars with 51 different SRH nonprofit organizations in ARHP’s Felicia Stewart Centers East (DC) and West (Oakland)

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Medical education

All ARHP programming is designed to be evidence-based and to meet the standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), which certifies ARHP to offer continuing medical education (CME) credit. ARHP is committed to promoting a broad definition of reproductive health as a key component to helping people live long and satisfying lives. To this end, ARHP currently offers a wide variety of programs on diverse reproductive health topics that impact wellbeing and quality of life. An excellent example of ARHP's programmatic capacity is the Managing HPV: A New Era in Patient Care program. This comprehensive initiative on human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer prevention was created conjunction with Planned Parenthood® Federation of America (PPFA) and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP). The curriculum is designed to educate the entire health care team with modules on the epidemiology of HPV, natural history of the disease, screening and treating cervical pathology and genital warts, and prevention of HPV through immunization.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$263,195.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    1. Ensure and grow the financial strength of the organization based on organizational core values.
    2. Expand ARHP’s position as a leading resource for reproductive health professionals throughout their academic training and their continuing professional education, with an emphasis on integrating quality SRH within emerging models of primary care delivery settings.
    3. Develop and integrate comprehensive education and training models into all newly funded programs, utilizing innovative approaches to adult education and considering all members of the health care team.
    4. Develop effective, forward-thinking models for increasing and engaging membership/constituent base.
    5. Ensure human resource and support systems, including information systems, are adequate to support organizational goals.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    ARHP conducts continuing professional education activities for health professionals and offers a broad range of educational formats. Teaching methods and media are selected to best suit the type of educational activity, needs of activity participants and desired outcome. Formats include:
    - Live conferences and workshops
    - Enduring materials in print and electronic formats
    - Web-based activities, such as live and archived courses and virtual patient case studies
    - Performance improvement activities

    ARHP engages in joint sponsorship activities with other organizations that have a common mission and/or educational objectives. Joint sponsorship collaborations are carefully chosen and ARHP is meaningfully engaged in the planning and execution of all jointly sponsored activities. ARHP does not engage in joint sponsorship activities with organizations that have a commercial interest, or organizations that have a parent organization that have a commercial interest.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    ARHP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to sponsor continuing professional education for health professionals. ARHP also partners with other accrediting organizations to provide nursing contact hours, pharmacology credit, and other forms of credentialing to reproductive health professionals.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    ARHP evaluates the outcomes of its educational activities for three potential desired results:
    - Changes in competence, which is defined as the ability of learners to apply knowledge gained to clinical practice.
    - Changes in performance, which is measured approximately three months post-activity and seeks to assess if learners actually implemented the intended new behaviors in practice.
    - Changes in patient outcomes, which is measured through anecdotal information provided by learners about the impact of the activity on patient care results. Occasionally, patient outcomes are determined by chart audits of actual outcomes, such as performance improvement activities.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    On an annual basis, ARHP formally assesses how well its continuing professional development mission has been addressed and conducts a comprehensive review of outcomes data across all accredited activities. The education team ensures that any changes indicated by this assessment process are implemented in future educational programming.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

National focus

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Financials

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ASSOCIATION OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Association of Reproductive Health Professionals

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Wayne Shields

BIO

Wayne C. Shields, president and chief executive officer, has guided the development and implementation of health education initiatives, scientific programs, and policy activities for ARHP since 1991. He serves on the editorial boards of Contraceptive Technology Update and Clinical Proceedings in Reproductive Health, the board of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, and the advisory boards of the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception and the American Society for Emergency Contraception. A health care, education, and communications professional for 26 years, Wayne received a bachelor's degree in women's studies from Old Dominion University.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Justine Wu MD, MPH

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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