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AMPAA announces launch of HEAL project

    AMPAA is excited to announce the launch of our HEAL project (Health Extension For our Afghan ALlies) in partnership with HEALIS HEALTH and USCRI.

    The project aims to extend mental health access and longitudinal care for resettled Afghan refugees in the US. The project will leverage the Healis network and provide virtual visits with qualified physicians.  AMPAA will employ case aides who will work closely with refugee patients each step of the way.  These aides will serve refugee patients as primary case workers and translators for all appointments.

    We are putting out a call for primary care doctors who are experienced and comfortable with mental health prescribing as well as any psychiatrists (child/adolescent or adult) licensed in the states of FL, PA , TX, or CA. All care will be delivered via telemedicine; no in-person care will be provided.

    To participate, you must be:

    • A licensed and boarded US physician in good standing (MD or DO) in one of the 4 states listed above
    • Willing to provide longitudinal, culturally-informed care for Afghan patients for 6 months or more. 
    • Available a minimum of 2 hours weekly

    You will receive:

    • Access to a telemedicine platform for charting and prescribing
    • Malpractice insurance for your work with Healis Health
    • Cultural training
    • Pay will be a take-home of $40 / patient / month with a goal panel of 100 patients per physician per month (or as desired)

    We will begin onboarding in January with a planned start around the middle of the month. Your position will be contracted until June 2023. 

    Other notes: No non-competes or restrictive clauses in the contracts. Translators are provided on all visits. Patients are supported by case aids and referred to therapists or psychiatrists as needed.

    If you are interested and meet the qualifications as above, please email Pamela Ferman, who is coordinating the project (, and Dr. Yousuf Jabarkhil, AMPAA’s Project Manager (

    AMPAA Team