As health professionals, it is our responsibility to educate members of our community about what the health care law means for them and how to explore their options to #GetCovered in the health insurance marketplace before the end of the “open enrollment” period, when the marketplace closes on March 31, 2014 (for coverage to begin on May 1st). The American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) has partnered with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Enroll America and other national Muslim organizations to collaborate on this important initiative to get our community members access to health insurance.
March 7th-9th will be a weekend of Action for Health Care for Muslim organizations, Masjids, and leaders to come together to host informational and/or enrollment events. We are asking you to join this national effort of Muslim Enrollment Weekend to raise awareness of the coverage under the new health law and help facilitate enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace. As part of Muslim Enrollment Weekend, there will be a webinar on the health insurance marketplace hosted by HHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
We need your help as health professionals to take part in this important national community outreach effort! CLICK HERE to fill out a form to commit to taking part in Muslim Enrollment Weekend, whether it’s by:
- Organizing an informational session/enrollment event at your local masjid/community center.
- Delivering a Khutbah on the importance of health from an Islamic perspective on Friday, March 7th (Talking points for the Khutbah are available here).
- Helping to advertise Muslim Enrollment Weekend and enrollment events already planned near you.
Please be sure to fill out the form so we can follow-up with you with informational and material updates, and share the work that you are doing to HHS.
Please share this email with other health professionals and urge them to plan their own enrollment events, share on social media, and get involved. For more ideas on how to take part in this national event, guidance on how to organize enrollment events and templates, see the Muslim Enrollment Weekend Guide or visit https://www.amhp.us/
If you have any questions about Muslim Enrollment Weekend or wish to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope that you will join us in working together on this important effort for providing community members with access to health insurance.