Advocacy

AMHP has been at the forefront of articulating the American Muslim health professional community’s responses to policy developments, educating members and their communities on health policy and advocating on behalf of health professionals and community clinics throughout the nation. Our advisors in this area include consultants, lawyers, physicians, and policy analysts with considerable expertise in primary care, minority health, health law and finance, and community clinic management. Accomplishments in the past year include:

  • Sent four delegations to visit Washington, DC to meet with key administrators and officials within the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the White House and Congress.
  • Organized seminars in Washington, New York City, Anaheim, Houston, and Chicago to discuss health care reform as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundations Cover the Uninsured Initiative.
  • Organized a Congressional briefing in Washington, DC on the importance of free clinics in collaboration with the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association and the National Association of Free Clinics.
  • Educated members on advocacy tools and strategies specific to health policy as part of the August Initiative.
  • Mobilized members for efforts to promote meaningful health care reform, including provider-led rallies and petitions.
  • Developed educational materials and held presentations to explain the health care reform law in Maryland, Illinois, and California.

Policy Briefs

AMHP has been at the forefront of articulating the American Muslim health professional community’s responses to policy developments, educating members and their communities on health policy and advocating on behalf of health professionals and community clinics throughout the nation.

Connecting Muslims to Health Coverage

AMHP is dedicated to educating our members and the public on available health care programs and rules, particularly those related to the Affordable Care Act.

Health insurance coverage is very important in the Muslim community as many Muslims don’t have employer provided health insurance, in fact: 20% are self-employed, 29% are under-employed and 17% are unemployed. AMHP is working with state and federal partners across the country to make sure Muslims are aware of and connected to health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act.

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Advocacy Resources to Prevent Repeal of ACA

AMHP’s mission to empower Muslim health professionals to improve health extends to the quality and delivery of health services and access to care. Senate Republicans have released their healthcare bill to the public, and as we anticipated, it has devastating consequences for the most vulnerable members of our population. As a result, AMHP is calling on everyone to take action – especially those living in states where Senators have not yet opposed the new GOP bill. Regardless of your profession, healthcare impacts each and every one of us and therefore it is incumbent that we act fast to ensure that millions do not lose their health coverage. AMHP is providing resources for you to fight against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Recent Blog Posts

Advocacy Resources to Prevent Repeal of ACA

June 24th, 2017|0 Comments

23-hour Interfaith Vigil to Protect Medicaid
Dr. Sarah Kureshi represented AMHP at the vigil where leaders of different faiths gathered to protest the repeal of the ACA.

Dr. Kureshi: “There’s a saying of Prophet Muhammad about how the community […]

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Looking Within

June 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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A Fresh Approach To Good Health

July 13th, 2016|1 Comment

How many of us have tried different fad food regimens and quick weight loss diets hoping to find a magic wand that would change our lives to be better forever? (Tweet this) I have. Yes, […]