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About Us

 

Our History

Before May 2004, there was no entity for individuals interested in the intersection of Islam and health.  AMHP became a community of activists, researchers, and educators regardless of ethnic background or place of origin—broad enough to include clinicians but not limited to them.  AMHP has always focused on improving health of Americans, particularly the most vulnerable due to economic circumstances, special needs, or cultural barriers.  AMHP mobilized dozens of meetings with Congressional offices and held a briefing on the Muslim free clinic movement during the height of the health reform debate. AMHP has been recognized for its contributions in advocating for universal health coverage and promoting healthy lifestyles by the Obama Administration and First Lady’s Office.  AMHP is proud to work with a variety of interfaith health coalitions.  AMHP leadership has contributed to the Washington Post’s On Faith blog, Belief.net, First Lady’s blog, and numerous local publications.

  
American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) is a national nonprofit organization of American Muslims in the health profession.

Mission

Our mission is to empower Muslim health professionals to improve the health of Americans.

Vision

Our vision is to be a leader in improving public health, through efforts inspired by the Islamic tradition.

 

Our Members

AMHP is open to students and professionals who are interested in promoting public health and healthcare through inspiration from Islam.

AMHP is fundamentally a big-tent organization in that we are comprised of clinicians, health administrators, community organizers, researchers, policy specialists, attorneys, and more.  Most of our members are in medical or public health professions. Examples include:
  • Allied Health Professionals (Physical Therapists)
  • Dentists and Optometrists
  • Healthcare Administrators
  • Healthcare Consultants and Lawyers
  • Holistic Practitioners
  • Mental Health/ Psychologists
  • Nurses (RN, LPN, NP) and Physician Assistants
  • Nutritionists/Dieticians
  • Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical/Biotech Professionals
  • Physicians (Allopathic & Osteopathic)
  • Public/Community Health Practitioners (MPH, MS) and Social Workers
American Muslim health professionals are actively engaged in issues across the spectrum. Our members are especially interested in promoting access to health care and wellness at the community level, health education and policy/advocacy.
AMHP’s communications reach over 3,000 American Muslim health professionals every month. Our members represent a diverse cross-section of the broader American Muslim community. A large portion of our members are mid-level professionals, followed closely by senior-level leaders, executives, fellows/trainees, and undergraduate and graduate students.  Our members are ethnically and geographically diverse.

 

Our Leadership

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Executive Board

     Arshia PPjoin-our-teamMumtaz PPSubhan PP


 

Board of Directors

 

Ghada PPNaba SharifFarah JamilAbdul R. Shaikh PP

Rukhsana M. Chaudhry PPAmanda Quraishi PP


 


Staff


 

Sarah Dar PPNdaa Hassan PPNadia Afredi PPMaggie Mitchell SiddiqiyasmeenKamilah Pickett PP
 

Interns

Awaiz Mulla Ruhee Kabir