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Thank you for visiting the Color of Health website. We have created this area of the site to provide links to sites and materials that may help health care providers and others who work with and offer health education and services to Muslim individuals. We hope that providing this information will enhance the quality of care and access to care of Muslim patients.

From the International Strategy and Policy Institute: Guidelines for Health Care Providers Interacting with Muslim Patients and their Families

Provider’s Guide to Quality and Culture (Muslim): This site can help health care professionals understand and respond to the health care needs of Muslims in the United States. The information can help healthcare administrators, health educators, and providers provide culturally competent health services for Muslim clients.

Healthcare Providers’ Handbook on Muslim Patients (from Australia)

One of the top ten myths about the Affordable Care as defined by Politifact: A widely circulated chain email claims that the word "dhimmitude" is on page 107 of the health care law, and it means Muslims will be exempt. Actually, the health care law does not include the word "dhimmitude" (a recently coined word that seems to refer to non-Muslims under Muslim rule). Also, the health care law doesn’t exempt Muslims. There is a "religious conscience exemption,'' but it applies to groups that disavow all forms of insurance, including Social Security. Muslim groups have supported the Affordable Care Act. We (Politifact) rated the chain email’s claim Pants on Fire. To see more, click here.

Meeting the Healthcare Needs of American Muslims: Challenges and Strategies for Healthcare Settings  from the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding: This report provides an overview of American Muslim health beliefs and describes how the beliefs affect healthcare-seeking practices. The report also makes recommendations for improving the healthcare experience of American Muslim patients.

The Islamic Medical Association of North America, IMANA

Medical Ethics by Javeed Akhter, MD