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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Muslim Free Clinics

AMHP’s mission to empower Muslim health professionals to improve health extends to the quality and delivery of health services and access to care. We’re dedicated to developing resources and networking opportunities for Muslim Free Health Clinics. Our initiatives include:

  • Creating a Free Clinics Manual for groups interested in starting their own Muslim Free Clinics: providing them with resources, business strategies and opportunities for fundraising.
  • Providing support to and coordinating the activities of the umbrella group: Muslim Free Clinics Council (MFCC).

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