When creating and sharing our patient education and clinical tools we aim to develop resources that reflect the values below.
We don’t accept funding from pharmaceutical companies or promote specific brands of contraception.
We constantly update our materials to ensure that they reflect the latest research and knowledge
CLEAR-AND-EASY TO UNDERSTAND
We field-test our patient education materials so they can be understood by people at all literacy levels.
Our printer is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and uses soy-based inks.
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACCESS PROJECT VALUES
RHAP as an organization holds ourselves accountable to the values below. We strive to live up to them. They guide the decisions we make. They inform how we approach our work, how we engage with each other within our organization, and how we engage with communities at large. These values reflect our highest priorities.
Everyone should be able to receive reproductive health care—including abortion, contraception, and miscarriage care—safely, easily, affordably, with dignity, and without judgment.
Our work is informed by unbiased, scientific evidence.
We recognize that interlocking systems of power create burdens on people’s access to health care (Crenshaw, 2016).
Reproductive health care has been and can be a source of violence and oppression. Therefore, our work must be grounded in an understanding of the structures that perpetuate disparities in accessing care, especially abortion care.
We acknowledge that what it takes to access reproductive health care is different for everyone, based on their lived experience.
Therefore, we believe that the patient should always be at the center of their reproductive health care and respected as the primary decision-maker.
Our movement is broad and diverse. As a small organization with a specific focus, we collaborate with like-minded organizations and our community of primary care clinicians to expand our impact and allow us to make a unique contribution to the movement.
Meaningful collaborations with others in the areas of reproductive health, rights, and justice movements help us strategize and find ways to expand access to reproductive health care.
We are committed to continuously evaluating and improving our work to reflect the feedback of our community members.
We strive to include and reflect the voices of different communities, identities, and experiences in our organizational structure and programs, including, but not limited to, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socio-economic status, religious beliefs, ability, age, geography, language, and immigration status.
We promote and provide space for those in our community to grow through advocacy training, leadership, and professional development.