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  • Advocacy
    We remain steadfast in amplifying the voice of American Muslim health professionals in policy arenas.
  • Charity Care
    With tens of millions of Americans uninsured or underinsured, we discuss options in light of the Affordable Care Act to enable individuals access to preventive care and treatment.
  • Physical & Mental Wellness
    We seek to improve the physical and mental health of communities by empowering their leadership through focused training seminars.

Who We Are

We are a national nonprofit association of health professionals of all stripes—clinicians, policy experts, researchers, lawyers—driven by Islam to improve the health of Americans.

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What We Do

We focus our efforts in three spheres: (1) Professional development of our members (2) Advocacy on an array of issues from universal health coverage to prevention and special needs access (3) Community-based health education and outreach across the nation.

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How to Help

We are a registered non-profit organization and rely on the generous financial and volunteer support of members for our services.

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The AMHP Community Blog


By Munzoor Sheikh on Jan 7, 2014| 0 comments

Follow Brothers, Sisters, Assalamualaykum. Do you remember the story of Ayesha, who is a 4 year old from Afghanistan? She lost her parents and her eyesight and was transferred to the DC area for treatment. Imagine being 4 years old, waking up at a hospital only to discover you don’t speak the language, you can’t see anything and you are being told that your parents have passed. Imagine how lonely and scared you’d feel? We need to raise $20,000 for Aisha’s medical bills. Solace for Children is an organization that has been helping her and a great place to donate. To create some momentum, here’s what we ask of you: 1. Donate generously. If we can simply find 20 people to donate $1000 each, we will reach our goal. Donate...

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By AMHP Board on Jan 2, 2014| 0 comments

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By Fatima Ashraf on Oct 2, 2013| 0 comments

Follow It seems that every week there is a new article about the dishonesty and misinformation from inside the food industry.   Even Trader Joe’s, the California-based grocer that quickly made an identity for itself as a sustainable, healthy, non-GMO food source, is not transparent about the origin and quality of its food.  Our confidence as consumers of the food industry is dwindling and the reason is because we continue to rely on big box stores and not our local farmers. Picture this: it’s a crisp fall Saturday morning and with a fair-trade cup of coffee in hand, you’re walking through the neighborhood admiring the changing leaves.  You come across a delivery truck from Westfield Farm and a crowd of people carrying canvas bags is gathering.  Out...

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By Shahid Shah on Aug 26, 2013| 0 comments

Follow I have recently received an increasing number of questions from readers of my own blog about whether or not graduate degrees or technical (HIT-specific or otherwise) certifications are worth the effort. I’ve written a few posts recently on similar topics which may be worth checking out: Videos if you’re looking for healthcare IT jobs The realities of getting a job in healthcare IT How to get a job in healthcare IT when you don’t have specific experience My view on HIT (or other technical) certifications The last post in the list above goes into specific detail about my thoughts on certifications, but I didn’t discuss graduate degrees as much, so I’ll elaborate a bit more in this current article. There are obvious pros and cons to either...

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By Andrew Li and Salma Shabaik on Apr 24, 2013| 0 comments

Follow We traveled to Turkey in the Fall of 2012 and made a 5 day stop at the Turkish-Syrian border not far from the ancient city of Antioch. We were to bring in medical supplies, assist, and learn from medical providers taking care of wounded Syrians. The now two-year-old Syrian revolution has created an extensive grassroots network of activists from within Syria, its neighboring countries, and the West. Our journey began with one activist, Dr. Ahmed, a veterinarian by trade. Due to the war and his medical skills, he subsequently took on the role of medic, nurse, doctor, and supply coordinator for wounded civilians and soldiers near the Turkish border.  At any given time, Dr. Ahmed cared for 10-15 postoperative patients in his single bedroom apartment. Most...

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By Naba Sharif on Mar 15, 2013| 2 comments

Let’s be more a mindful and inclusive society – starting with our words

Follow When I hear the word “retarded” used to describe someone or something that is unintelligent, silly or even as a filler-word when another adjective doesn’t suffice, it literally makes me cringe.  Worse yet is when I hear it being used to actually describe someone with a disability in a derogatory way.  As a physician, I am versed in the fact that long ago, the word used to be a simple clinical term to describe those with developmental delays or cognitive disabilities.  However, Urban dictionary reminds us that “stupid” and “wasted” have since been more predominant uses. During the 2011 NBA Finals, Miami Heat star Lebron James murmured, “that’s retarded” after listening to what he felt was a “stupid question” at a post-game...

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By Samar Shehaiber on Feb 13, 2013| 2 comments

Follow As you relax in front of the TV with your sandwich, chips and large diet soda you may think to yourself, “This meal isn’t as bad since I switched over to diet”.  But is this really true? Recent studies suggest that diet soda may not be the healthier alternative after all.  Most popular diet drinks also increase your risk of diabetes, stroke, myocardial infarction (heart attack) and vascular death to an alarming extent.  To begin with, there is nothing “diet” about diet soda.  The impact they may have on your health includes the following: They increase your appetite, leading to weight gain and a host of risk factors for cardiovascular events. They can increase your risk for osteoporosis; diet soda contains phosphoric acid, which prevents...

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