Muslim Health Clinic Wins Group's Praise

April 10, 2008

Author: Mona Shadia

Source: The San Bernardino Sun

A free Muslim-operated health-care clinic here has been recognized for bridging the health-care gap.

The nonprofit Institute for Social Policy and Understanding chose Al-Shifa Clinic at 2034 Mallory St. as one of 10 clinics in four United States cities with a large Muslim-American population that are making a difference.

Al-Shifa, which means "the healing" in Arabic, provides medical, dental and eye-care services. The clinic operates four days a week and serves mostly Latinos and blacks.

The institute works to increase understanding of key policy issues and how they impact various communities.

See also: Islam, Civic, Health