Advancing Muslim American Health Priorities

Exploring the Religious Dimensions of Mental, Reproductive and Sexual Health.

Conference Overview

A-MAP is the culmination of our Engaging Muslim Americans for Research on Community Health (E-MARCH) project through which a cohort of religious leaders, community health and social service workers, researchers, physicians, and patients from across the United States identified key community health research priorities for Muslim Americans. This conference provides a venue to examine these priorities by bringing together diverse stakeholders to discuss mosque-based, patient-centered approaches to addressing the religious dimensions of mental, reproductive, and sexual health disparities. 

By bringing together a cohort of Muslim religious leaders, clinicians, researchers, and advocates from across the country (E-MARCH Cohort), this conference aims to foster collaboration between community leaders, patients, and other health stakeholders to better facilitate research, interventions, and programs that address Muslim health. This 3 day conference features round table discussions and a one-of-a-kind live health research ‘Shark Tank’ panel where attendees can hear the E-MARCH cohort’s project pitches to a variety of health research funders and experts. Following A-MAP, the Initiative on Islam and Medicine in collaboration with Khalil Center, Bayan, and Darul Qasim is hosting 5th Annual Islamic Bioethics Symposium exploring the normative aspects of mental, sexual, and reproductive health. 

The conference, sponsored by Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute and co-organized in collaboration with Whitestone Foundation, Umma Clinic, and Worry Free Community, will explore Muslim Americans’ mental, sexual, and reproductive health.


Keynote Speakers

Aziz Sheikh, MBBS, MSc, MD
Director, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences & Informatics
University of Edinburgh

Rami Nashashibi, PhD
Executive Director
Inner-City Muslim Action Network

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This conference was funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute® (PCORI®) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award

The Professional Development Program at SSA is a licensed State of Illinois provider of Continuing Education for social workers (LSW/LCSW), clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors (LPC/LCPC). License #s 159.000140, 168.000115, and 268.000004. This program satisfies the State of Illinois cultural competence requirement for social workers.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Islamic Medical Association of North America and the University of Chicago. The Islamic Medical Association of North America is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”
AMA Credit Statement: Islamic Medical Association of North America designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.