Key Definitions

The following concepts also serve as useful background for CHC's as they seek to better understand the context in which they should strive to implement the strategies and evidence-based interventions included in this change package.
  • Person-centered care-

    Providing care that is respectful of, and responsive to, individual patient preferences, needs and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.

  • Racial Justice-

    The systematic fair treatment of people of all races, resulting in equitable opportunities and outcomes for all. Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures.

  • Reproductive Autonomy-

    Having the power to decide and control contraceptive use, pregnancy, and childbearing.

  • Reproductive Justice-

    A framework developed by Black women that emphasizes the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.