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It’s Not Just About Water: The Trickle-Down Effect of Unaccountability in Flint, Michigan

By |February 23rd, 2016|

By now, almost everyone has heard of the unfortunate series of events that have been unfolding in Flint, Michigan. Over 8,000 children were exposed to contaminated water and as a result may now experience a range of serious health problems over their lifespan. But how did this happen in the first place? How could something […]

10 Resources To Help You Enroll In Obamacare

By |January 14th, 2016|

This coming weekend, January 15 – 18 is the National Muslim Enrollment Weekend. January 15th is also the last day to get health insurance coverage starting on February 1. Open enrollment ends on January 31, 2016. Here is a list of important resources to help guide you through the enrollment process.

Enroll America has a Muslim […]

King v. Burwell: AMHP Board of Directors Statement on Supreme Court Ruling

By |June 30th, 2015|

Mental Health Stigmatized Among Health Professionals

By |May 29th, 2015|

Mental Health Stigmatized Among Health Professionals

I recently received a message from a friend struggling with anxiety and ADHD, who had been prescribed medication by her doctor. Coming from a South Asian Muslim background, her family was not supportive of her decision to take antidepressants and felt she just needed to strengthen her iman (faith). She […]

College Reputation vs. Rape-utation: Sexual Assault on College Campuses

By |April 29th, 2015|

In the last year, media headlines across the country have been rife with controversy around sexual assault cases occurring on college campuses, and lack of initiative by these colleges to properly handle the cases. Included in this large list of universities are some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including Harvard University, […]

Refocusing: A Conversation about Rape Culture

By |April 29th, 2015|

Men ogling and catcalling women was always unacceptable and discomforting to me. I sometimes questioned if my attire was responsible for attracting that type of attention. If I was a victim of catcalling, I would keep moving and not respond. I felt voiceless doing so, and I began to realize how the culture I […]

Eating The Prophet Way

By |April 13th, 2015|

It’s the third day of your diet, and you’re craving sweets. Chocolate, ice cream, anything  sugary, carb-­loaded and definitely not a plus for your waistline. It doesn’t help that this new diet, one of several that you have tried over the years, reduces your food intake  significantly. Left hungry and on the brink of starvation, […]

Despite its flaws, the Affordable Care Act is a step forward

By |March 4th, 2015|

(Article reposted from KEVIN with the permission of Author, Meena Hasan)

Most mornings, I opt to take the red line commuter train from my apartment in Bethesda, Maryland to my hospital in Washington, DC. Despite the costly two-way fare, it’s a worthwhile journey because it’s a chance to observe the various other commuters making their […]

Why Health Insurance Matters

By |February 4th, 2015|

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provided American Muslims with a unique opportunity to put our faith into practice: signing up for health insurance helps us better look after our own health, as well as the health of others in our community.

It is narrated in a hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be […]

Webinars You Don’t Want To Miss

By |May 8th, 2014|

We are proud to announce that AMHP will be participating in two upcoming webinars you don’t want to miss.

Engaging Providers: Million Hearts, Coverage to Care & An Update on the Affordable Care Act

Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 4:00 – 5:30pm EDT
To register:

Khadija Gurnah

Connecting Muslims to Coverage, American Muslim Health Professionals

Janet Wright MD – Million Hearts

Executive […]