CONNECTING MUSLIMS TO COVERAGE : TAKE 2
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 AMHPâ€™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: email@example.com
. If you would like to plan an event in your community please CLICK HERE
to visit our #Getcovered
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: http://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/GG6HQ69WFCY0QQ0X
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 nationâ€™s history and to help address the needs of our nationâ€™s uninsured.
Khadija Gurnah, MPH
Program Director, Connecting Muslims to Coverage