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.
Our mission is to empower Muslim health professionals to improve the health of Americans.
Our vision is to be a leader in improving public health, through efforts inspired by the Islamic tradition.
AMHP is open to students and professionals who are interested in promoting public health and healthcare through inspiration from Islam.
- 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
- Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical/Biotech Professionals
- Physicians (Allopathic & Osteopathic)
- Public/Community Health Practitioners (MPH, MS) and Social Workers
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