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In The News // 2015

January 6, 2015 When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in 2010, over 40 million Americans lacked health insurance. Although various provisions have gone a long way towards reducing that number, some populations are at a higher risk of being uninsured. One of those populations is Muslim Americans. READ MORE
February 12, 2015 Although healthcare is often a divisive topic in the United States and around the world, we argue that we, as activists in the interfaith movement, can find common ground around the importance of healing. READ MORE
February 28th, 2015 – She discusses the Obama meeting, damage caused by anti-Muslim rhetoric and the faith that guides her life. She also talks about the work AMHP is doing in addressing health issues facing Muslim Americans. READ MORE
December 8, 2015 – It’s hard enough to be a young per­son today, but es­tab­lish­ing a sense of iden­tity and find­ing a com­munity be­comes even more com­plic­ated for Muslim youth when people like Don­ald Trump make ag­gress­ive, fac­tu­ally du­bi­ous blanket state­ments about Is­lam and gain fol­low­ers in the pro­cess. Read More

In The News // 2014

March 13, 2014 With the ACA, insurers can no longer charge customers more in terms of premiums, nor deny coverage because of gender, occupation, credit history or a pre-existing condition. Insurers can no longer put yearly or lifetime limits on coverage. Young adults can remain on their parents’ health insurance policy until age 26. READ MORE
Mary 13, 2014 Various organizations including Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) and American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP), who has been a key organizer for Muslim Enrollment Weekend, held various functions such as an enrollment event at Masjid Warithud-deen Mohammed in Houston, Texas and an enrollment event at the Islamic Institute of Knowledge in Dearborn, Michigan. READ MORE
March 20, 2014 WASHINGTON (RNS) As the national deadline for health insurance enrollment looms and with President Obama’s encouragement, organizations across a range of faiths are working to sign up uninsured Americans by the end of March. READ MORE
April 25, 2014 We recognized the need for trusted ambassadors from within the religious or cultural community that had relationships to mosques, community centers, religious leaders, and other existing Muslim organizational partners in order to connect communities to Navigators. READ MORE
October 20, 2014 A Middletown woman was honored at the White House today for her work in helping to enroll people in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. READ MORE
March 20th, 2014 – As the national deadline for health insurance enrollment looms and with President Obama’s encouragement, organizations across a range of faiths are working to sign up uninsured Americans by the end of March. READ MORE

In The News // 2013

March 13, 2013 – 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. READ MORE
November 16, 2011 – What began as a sports activity to connect a community of Khoja immigrants, mostly young Muslim men from East Africa, has grown to become regional and national sports tournaments. READ MORE

In The News // 2012

August 17, 2012 –“How did you get involved with AIDS work?” I asked a muhajiba in the prayer room of the International Conference on AIDS. “I’m positive,” was her response. I thought that I did not hear her properly. “Positive?” About what?. READ MORE
February 6, 2012 – Frankly, the extent of child poverty here in America, the richest country in the world, is shameful. How can we afford to give huge tax breaks to the rich and build ever more weapons of mass destruction but cannot ensure that our children live in homes where there is both food, and healthy food at that? READ MORE

In The News // 2011

November 16, 2011 – What began as a sports activity to connect a community of Khoja immigrants, mostly young Muslim men from East Africa, has grown to become regional and national sports tournaments. READ MORE

In The News // 2010

December 01, 2010 – At the launch, the First Lady emphasized the critical role that faith-based and neighborhood leaders play in ending childhood obesity in their communities. The First Lady pointed out that these groups know “how to empower folks…how to inspire them to take charge of their lives and make positive changes for themselves and their families.” She also recognized that many faith and community organizations have been leading the way, whether through innovative health ministries or summer nutrition programs. READ MORE

In The News // 2008

April 25, 2015 –Just as Catholic and Jewish communities founded hospitals in the middle of the last century where their faith communities as well as the general population could receive quality healthcare, Muslim community based health organizations (MCBHOs) across the country today are helping tremendously to close the gap in service to uninsured and underinsured populations in large urban areas. READ MORE

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Official Press Releases

American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) Founder and President, Arshia Wajid, alongside other American-Muslim leaders met with Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, and other White House officials earlier this week to discuss the rise in Islamophobia and its impact on the American-Muslim community.

AMHP Founder and President, Arshia Wajid, attends a meeting between a diverse cross-section of Muslim Americans and President Barack Obama and senior Administration officials. Attendees had the opportunity to share their accomplishments and also voice their concerns about the challenges their communities and institutions face.

AMHP Program Director, Maggie M. Siddiqi, participated in an interfaith panel at a congressional briefing organized by the Catholic social justice group NETWORK Lobby. The panel offered faith perspectives on what the federal budget can do to support the well-being of our communities and share “Faithful Budget” priorities as an alternative to current proposals in the U.S. Congress.