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Assalam Alaikum
I hope everyone had a blessed Ramadan.  A heartfelt thanks to all donors who contributed to our fundraising goal that month. Your generous donations will help support our mission to improve the health of Americans through our various programs and initiatives. Last month, AMHP was invited to a invited to a forum at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) where Secretary of Health, Sylvia Burwell, and senior leaders from HHS provided important updates on the next enrollment cycle on the Affordable Care Act. Once the resources are shared with us, we will upload on AMHP’s website so anyone conducting enrollments in their communities can access them easily.

If you are attending the ISNA Convention in Detroit, we hope you can join us at the networking luncheon on Sunday, Aug. 31st, where you will have an opportunity to interact with a diverse group of health professionals and students from across the country and hear keynote addresses from Lisa Carr and Dr. Rami Nashashibi. We are grateful to our sponsors for assisting us in what should be an exciting event! (Further details are below.Aside from the luncheon, AMHP will participate in three parallel sessions at ISNA, where we will share some of our recent work in the areas of mental health, disability and ACA.
Look forward to meeting you at the networking luncheon and parallel sessions at ISNA!
Arshia Wajid
AMHP President


Fundamental to the work of American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) has been empowering the next generation of thinkers, leaders, and practitioners. To this end, we are thrilled to host our Annual Networking Luncheon for health professionals and students during the 51st Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Convention over Labor Day weekend in Detroit, MI. 
The event will be held Sunday August 31st, 2014 12:00PM – 3:00PM EDT and will feature guest speakers Lisa M. CarrMSWAssociate Director of the Partnership Center at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Dr. Rami Nashashibi, PhDExecutive Director, Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN).

Tickets now available HERE. TODAY is the last day to purchase your early bird tickets. 

Help us get the word out! Contact Sarah Dar ( to volunteer with publicity for the event.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email Marketing Coordinator, Ndaa Hassan, at to receive a copy of our sponsorship package



"On July 17th, AMHP's President, Arshia Wajid, was invited to a forum at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) where Secretary of Health, Sylvia Burwell,  and senior leaders from HHS provided important updates on the Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Marketplace.



We would like to recognize some of the sponsors of our upcoming Networking Luncheon in Detroit. On behalf of the entire AMHP team, thank you for your support of American Muslim Health Professionals!

Sponsorship spots still available. Interested in becoming a sponsor? The deadline to reserve your spot is FRIDAY, Aug. 22nd, 2014.  Sponsorship Opportunities available:
UMMA Clinic is the first Muslim-founded clinic in the US. It is the mission of the UMMA staff to help heal the South Los Angeles community by providing the best possible health care regardless of ability to pay. UMMA Clinic is currently recruiting FULL TIME PHYSICIANS.
The Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA®) is dedicated to scientific research and halal compliance of food, nutrition, and personal care and health products. We offer halal supervision and certification; halal consulting; and halal education and awareness services. Look for our logo, the Crescent-M, on halal-certified products.
Starting your own practice/ or expanding your existing one is one way to contribute in keeping the community healthy.Http:// specialized sharia compliant business loans to help you get started. Right now they have a program available with 0% down for medical office financing.
Amoud Foundation is a non-profit organization based and incorporated in the State of Texas. Amoud Foundation’s mission is to relief the suffering of the poor from Horn of Africa to anywhere in the world helps is needed by supporting the establishment of hospitals, educational facilities, orphanages, community wells, and providing other relief services such as, emergency food and shelters to victims of famine and natural disasters.
For more information about our upcoming networking luncheon:
Attendees: Register before Aug. 15th for discounted tickets


Detroit, MI (Fri Aug. 29 - Sun Aug. 31st)

Unstuck, Alhamdulillah 
This session will look at how community can help us get back on course by promoting spiritual and mental well-being for individuals and families and explore what the real issues are and what resources are available from Muslim organizations. 
Creating Enabling Mosques: Welcoming Muslims of All Abilities in the Houses of Allah
This session will explore how we can transform our mosques into spaces where Muslims with disabilities and their families feel welcomed for who they are and have ample opportunities for worship, friendship, and even leadership.
Obamacare: Understanding the Affordable Care Act
What do our communities need to know about health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Why does it matter, and what’s required? Panelists will explain the new law and share resources and best practices for local leaders to get everyone in their community enrolled in affordable health coverage.

Exact dates and time for all sessions can be found HERE


For a modest annual fee, the AMHP Membership program will give members access to a new world of interactive professional guidance and mentoring opportunities, discussions on germane health topics by Muslim luminaries, participation in Muslim health research, access to our national membership directory, and discounts on AMHP events such as the Muslim Health Forum.

Additionally, paid members will have voting rights.  AMHP membership represents a fundamental democratization of the organization.  Going forward, these invested members will help us build out an advisory board and fill out members of our management team.

Core benefits include: 
  • Monthly Career Trajectories Series
  • Health Topic Series
  • Discounts to AMHP Events
  • Muslim Health Research
  • AMHP Membership Directory
  • Voting Rights


AMHP seeks a Grant Writer to raise the essential funding to help fulfill the mission.  The Grant Writer is primarily responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, and will persuasively communicate AMHP's mission and programs to potential funders.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Grant Writer will assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.


Deadline to send in resume is Tuesday Sept 30th, 2014
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