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Connecting Muslims to Coverage

AMHP is working with various partners across the country to help educate Muslims about the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to coordinate enrollment events to Connect Muslims to Health Insurance Coverage.

We currently don’t have any contacts in some states that do have high numbers of uninsured but we have partnered with Enroll America in those states and they would love to be of assistance in helping our communities find affordable health insurance coverage.

If you know of any Masjids or Islamic organizations in the following states that would welcome or be interested in having outreach workers come to their organizations to answer questions about the ACA and to help people sign up for public and private health insurance, please contact Program Manager, Khadija Gurnah, at

North Carolina
Visit our GetCovered page to learn more about AMHP's initiative to get Muslims around the US covered



Dr. Naba Sharif is a Board-Certified Allergist/Immunologist and Pediatrician in the greater Washington, DC area. She is also the editor-in-chief for the American Muslim HealthProfessionals blog. Naba has consistently merged her passions for humanitarian and outreach work, particularly related to disadvantaged communities and international health.  She has worked in Guatemala treating orphans, instructed gifted teenagers in Israel/Palestine on cardiovascular physiology via innovative interfaith programs and has led a disaster relief team in Haiti. Naba has organized several free health fairs domestically and serves as a Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network Provider. She was honored by the U.S. Department of Justice with the U.S. Young American Medal for Service for her .... READ MORE

Dr. Abdul Shaikh is a Director in PwC’s Washington Federal Practice.  He specializes in strategy, policy, public-private partnerships, and performance improvement in population health for public and private-sector clients.  Prior to joining PwC, Dr. Shaikh was a Program Director in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), where he managed a population health research portfolio and led advanced technology initiatives in behavioral informatics, population health, and open innovation.  Dr. Shaikh also coordinated the Division’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) effort, led and served on Federal advisory  ... READ MORE

Mumtaz Shah received her Bachelors degree in Education from DePaul University and taught in the Chicago Public Schools and private school sector for many years.  She went on to earn her Masters of Health Science in Communication Disorders.  She currently works as a Speech Language Pathologist in the medical field.  Mumtaz has worked in the rehab, skilled nursing,sub-acute and the home health settings. She has strong interest in advocating for the under represented and disadvantaged populations and providing fair health care practices.  She has volunteered with IMAN during its formative years as a grassroots organization, is a recipient of the Excellent in Leadership Award from DePaul University and is a member of The American Speech and Language Hearing Association.

Dr. Rukhsana M. Chaudhry is a graduate of the George Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, Pepperdine University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, the George Washington University Doctor of Psychology Program, and the Harvard University Global Mental Health Program specializing in Trauma and Recovery.  She completed her psychology internship at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington D.C. in 2010 where she provided care to a multicultural, urban, underserved population. She has completed fellowships at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis and the Baltimore-Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. She completed advanced training in Clinical Psychotherapy Practice at the Washington School of Psychiatry participating in the in-depth study of contemporary psychodynamic theory and application to multiple modalities of psychotherapy. Dr. Chaudhry has been passionate about...READ MORE

Danielle Bailey received her Bachelors degree in psychology from Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. Danielle went on to earn a Masters degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Administration from Eastern University in St. David’s Pennsylvania. After completing her graduate degree, Danielle spent several years as a manager in community based and adult behavioral health programs in Southern New Jersey. Danielle went on to become a Health Service Coordinator for Quality Community Health Care, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Care Center located in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. During her tenure as the Health Service Coordinator, Danielle managed the health related services including, the Peri-natal Family Program, the Care Link HIV/AIDS Program, the Nutrition Program, and ... READ MORE.


"Curiously, at some point in their lives, all working women are asked the question, “How do you balance work and family?” However, what defines balance? Is it being in perfect harmony at all moments in time?" - Dr. Zaiba Mailk 

Read more from guest blogger, Dr. Zaiba Malik, on The Balancing Act of a Working Woman in Medicine 

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