AMHP President Meets With Senior Officials To Discuss Discrimination & Heightened Islamophobia Against Muslim Health Professionals
 Last month, I had the pleasure of participating in a roundtable discussion alongside other American-Muslim leaders with Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and other Senior Administration Officials at the White House. During the meeting, I emphasized the amount of stress and anxiety that Muslim health professionals are experiencing as a result of discrimination and heightened Islamophobia. To address this issue, I requested the Administration to consider supporting existing initiatives that address cultural competency training in health care settings. I also mentioned that patients as well as health care providers should have the freedom to practice their faith in health care settings and should not be made to feel that they are compromising their safety by performing religious obligations such as wearing hijab. Finally, I thanked the Administration for supporting our work with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in trying to get our community members access to health insurance. Overall, it was a productive and meaningful conversation and I look forward to continued collaboration with Administrative Officials.

This past weekend, AMHP organized a Strategic Planning Retreat in Alexandria, Virginia. It was exciting for new and existing board members and staff to meet in person for the first time. Members shared their goals and vision for AMHP and as a group, we decided on an action plan to expand existing programs and build on the important work of former board members. We look forward to taking the positive energy that came out of the retreat and translating it into practice to more effectively serve the public health needs of our community.


Albert Pless
American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP)
Successful Dallas Networking Luncheon Draws Crowd
On behalf of AMHP-Dallas Event Coordinators and the entire AMHP team, thank you to those who attended the first-ever Dallas Networking Luncheon on Saturday, April 2nd.

The event left us amazed at the talent and energy of the Dallas Muslim community. Sr. Haleh Banani delivered an impactful keynote address, reminding us about the importance of using our expertise in helping humanity and how our faith encourages us to strive towards service. Our personal highlight was meeting such a vibrant group of thinkers, activists, academics, and leaders - we are looking forward to the next time we meet. We hope each of you also had an opportunity to connect with new peers and friends.

View highlights and photos here 


Azhar Mithaiwala
Director Of Development
American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP)

In This Newsletter ---
∆  Boston Networking Event
∆  Event Sponsorship Opportunity
∆  Guest Blog for AMHP
∆  [ BLOG ] Healthy Kitchen Tricks
Upcoming Networking Event
WHEN: Friday, April 29th, 2016
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Cambridge Health Alliance
350 Main Street (4th floor)
Malden, MA 02148​

$25 Students - $30 Professionals
($10 increase after early bird deadline)
Strategic Organization Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for upcoming Boston Networking event. Contact Iman Jandali at or at 510.914.8935

We're looking for talented writers! 
Interested in guest blogging for the AMHP? We're constantly on the lookout for writers and young leaders to contribute to the AMHP community blog. Email us at Check out our community blog
AMHP Community Blog

Healthy Kitchen Tricks 

High fructose corn syrup and sugary drinks are not good for you. Yes, we’ve heard about it countless of times and replaced the regular soda with the zero calories type. However, have you given a thought to juices? An 8 oz glass of orange juice contains 20.8 grams of sugar. Compare it to the fruit itself, which contains only 9 grams of sugar.


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