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In 2014, AMHP rolled out a campaign to educate Muslim Americans about the Affordable Care Act and get them enrolled in health insurance coverage.
On a grassroots level we hired Community Liaisons who interfaced with vastly diverse Muslim communities in terms of income, education, language, and country of origin. At a national level, we leveraged relationships with key staff at Enroll America, the White House Office of Public Engagement, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Neighborhood and Faith-based Partnerships.
The outcome of AMHP’s campaign last year far exceeded our expectations. Volunteers across the country responded to our call to action and organized enrollment events in states where we had no formal organizers.
The Next Round
As we roll out our outreach campaign for the next enrollment period, we have recruited a tremendous team of State Leads and Liaisons who are working with their local faith communities to host enrollment and outreach events. Our outreach resulted in the following statistics presented in this infographic. 
If you have any questions for our team, please email us at: If you would like to plan an event in your community please CLICK HERE to visit our #Getcovered page.

Additionally: On Thursday, December 18, AMHP is arranging a national call-in session with Ashley Allison from the White House Office of Public Engagement to respond to questions young adults have about the ACA. You can register for the call here:  
We are all looking forward to building upon our existing infrastructure to reach new communities across the nation. It is an honor to be part of this moment in our nation’s history and to help address the needs of our nation’s uninsured.
Khadija Gurnah, MPH
Program Director, Connecting Muslims to Coverage
Celebrating 10 Years of Healthy Communities Inspired by Faith at AMHP's Anniversary Gala
On Saturday, November 15, American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) celebrated its sold out 10-Year Anniversary Gala with 300 health professionals, partner organizations, supporters, and friends from the Chicago area and across the country. (View photos of the event here)

Commissioner Dr. Bechara Choucair of the Chicago Department of Public Health opened the evening, which was emceed by anchor and news reporter Mariam Sobh. Dr. Choucair encouraged guests to take part in his comprehensive agenda to improve the well-being of Chicago residents.
President Arshia Wajid reflected on AMHP’s progress since she first founded the organization. “From its humble beginnings as an email listserv of just 100 health professionals back in 2004, AMHP has grown into a dynamic organization operating at the local and national levels,” said Wajid. Today, AMHP provides a platform for networking and professional development as well as to leverage the collective skills of Muslim professionals from diverse sectors of the health field in order to advance needed advocacy and public health initiatives.

Keynote speaker Dr. Altaf Husain highlighted AMHP’s great
strides in the arenas of mental health awareness and disability needs in the Muslim community. He also shared its history of championing a voice that is concerned about the health of the most marginalized sectors of our communities. Dr. Husain galvanized support from Gala attendees, who generously contributed to AMHP’s ongoing programs.

Another highlight was the presentation of the Humanitarian Service Award to Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS)which has been tirelessly engaged in medical relief work amid the devastating crisis in Syria. SAMS President Dr. Zaher Sahloul moved guests with his acceptance speech about SAMS’ work on the front lines.
The evening also featured comedy by Aron Kader and the debut of AMHP’s 10-Year Anniversary Commemoration video.

Wajid urged anyone who could not attend the banquet to support AMHP’s important work by donating online at
AMHP Honored with Ibn Sina for Humanitarian Service Award
AMHP is honored to be the recipient of this year's Compassionate Care Network (CCN) Ibn Sina for Humanitarian Service award, which recognizes an individual or organization for their outstanding services in the healthcare field. 

"AMHP's accomplishments are many and their progress impressive", said Dr. Azher Quader, Executive Director of CCN. "Their vision is clear and their undertakings well planned. Their actions are bold; their results are inspiring. CCN salutes the leaders and volunteers of AMHP for their commitment to community service."

The award was presented to AMHP's President, Arshia Wajid, and Executive Board Member, Mumtaz Shah, at CCN's Annual Banquet dinner held on Saturday, November 29th at Ashton Place in Willowbrook, IL.

AMHP is excited to begin our Career Development Webinar series to help you maintain your professional edge. This online learning experience will give members a chance to hear content experts share their personal career journeys and offer relevant advice. 
What topics, speakers, and formats do you want to see? Please take this 5-minute survey to help us best serve your needs and interests. We highly value your feedback.

Farah Jamil, MHA
AMHP Board of Directors
Career Development
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