My Dear AMWPA Members, Friends and Volunteers,
A very Happy 2018 to All of you and your families. Hope the New Year brings you all the best in health and May all your goals be achieved.
With your enthusiastic help and participation, AMWPA will continue to grow and achieve even more milestones in community service in 2018 and beyond.
We remain a 501(c) 3 charitable and professional organization of Physicians, Dentists and Allied Health Professionals dedicated to promoting welfare of the community and health education in general with special focus on education of women.
Let me highlight some of the milestones we hit in 2017.
- We held 5 Health & Wellness Fairs with screenings for Diabetes, Cholesterol, Hypertension, Obesity, Bone Density, Vision & Dental screening , Fluoride and sealant treatments as well as provided hard hats for bike safety. Free mammogram vouchers were given and licensed dietitians provided nutritional advice.
- Approximately 700 community members were served.
- Free flu shots were given to 236 people, in association with Texas Health Resources.
- Donation of $22,850 given to North Texas and Tarrant County Food Banks to support the “Feed the Hungry Program.”
AMWPA Merit Awards:
- Merit Awards for Excellence were given to 4 Medical, 2 Dental, one Premed and 3 Allied Health students to encourage and support them. A total of $ 8,750 were awarded in Merit Awards.
Donation to TCOM:
- Four Free stethoscopes provided to deserving students through UNT/ TCOM donations program. $1000 was donated for Stethoscopes.
Donation to UTSouthwestern annual Eid Dinner:
- Donated $1750 to UT Southwestern Medical students for Annual Eid Dinner.
Donation to TMA:
- Donated $1000 to TMA Award for Female Medical Student.
Donation to Asian Breast Outreach:
- Donated $1000 to Asian Breast Health to continue support of Breast Cancer screening and follow up.
Launch of Allied Group:
- Started a new Allied Health group.
Involvement of Mayors:
- Invited Mayors of Plano and Arlington to the Health Fairs as part of community outreach.
- Last but definitely not the least, continuation of invaluable camaraderie, networking and support of each other has been very satisfying.
My heartfelt gratitude for all the dedicated professionals and volunteers, including students from UTD, UNT, TCOM , and UTSW Medical Center, as well as nurses from THR who make this possible.
We can accomplish even more together and I am looking forward to increased effort and dedication from all of us.
May God Bless you and your priceless efforts.
Who are we?
American Muslim Women Physicians Association (AMWPA) is an organization of Muslim women physicians, Dentists and medical students. Muslim women physicians of Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (DFW) came together in 1999 and thought that there was a real need to help the community to empower women through improving their health, welfare and to bring Muslim women doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals in communication with each other for encouragement and camaraderie.
It was formally structured in 2008 as American Muslim Women Physicians Association (AMWPA) as a non–profit 501 (C) 3 professional and charitable organization.Read More
What is our goal?
The mission of the American Muslim Women Physicians association is to improve the condition of women’s health, provide a platform for Muslim women in medicine and raise the awareness of issues regarding community welfare.
AMWPA pursues this mission by:
- Providing health education of issues relating to women’s welfare and community health.
- Advancing Awareness of issues relating to women’s welfare and community health.
- Providing resources for the advancement of muslim women in practice of Medicine, Education and Leadership roles.
What we do?
- Professional Networking & MentoringAMWPA holds quarterly meetings where women in medicine come together to exchange clinical experiences, enhance professional contacts, build relationships and encourage each other in balancing family and career responsibilities. This forum also helps in developing next generation leaders. Motivation and leadership activities are undertaken and mentoring is provided to premedical, medical students and those is residency training.
- Health Fairs
Preventive Healthcare is our Passion and this is our motto and we pursue this by holding Health Fairs.
- Patients are screened for Lipids, Diabetes, vision and Osteoporosis.
- Patients are also screened for Depression.
- Dental screening is provided by Baylor College of dentistry and area Dentists.
- Flu shots are provided by Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.
- Bicycle Helmets are provided by Hard Hats for Little Heads a program from Texas Medical Association and Texas Family Physicians.
Health fairs are held at the following mosques.
- Islamic Association of North Texas (IANT) Richardson, Texas.
- Dar EL-Eman Islamic Center Arlington, Texas.
- Islamic Center of Irving (ICI),Arlington, Texas
- Madinah Mosque of Carrollton, Texas.
- Islamic Association of Collin County ( IACC) Plano, Texas.
- Preventive Healthcare lectures
Lectures are given by women Doctors, Dentists, Nurse practitioners, Nutritionists, and Physical therapists on different topics like Strokes, Diabetes, Hepatitis, Hypertension, Nutrition, Stress Management, Depression, Breast Cancer, Exercise and Women’s Health at different area mosques.