The fourth Annual National Health Care Day (NHCD) will be held on Saturday November 23rd, 2013, the weekend before Thanksgiving. This year we hope to extend the scope to include community centers, churches, soup kitchens etc. in addition to our clinics, hospitals and mosques where we have traditionally held the NHCD previously. Some of the APPNA Chapters traditionally have actively participated in soup kitchens and in bringing a smile to the faces of needy during the Holiday Season. This will provide members of APPNA an opportunity to become a partner with our larger communities this holiday season, and to form the essential partnership with the communities we work and live in.
We have updated the APPNA website with historic information about the National Health Care Initiative, and are highlighting all the Free Clinics that APPNA Chapters run on regular basis. Additionally a large number of APPNA members volunteer at free clinics, and, community health events, in their local community centers, mosques, hospitals etc. Their efforts largely go unrecognized by the community and APPNA itself. We have created a section on APPNA website where the efforts of these individuals and the centers where they volunteer are recognized. Kindly send us reports of your centers with photographs to include in the National Health Care Initiative (NHCI) section of the APPNA website.
The NHCI would not have been possible without the tremendous support of APPNA members and hundreds of volunteers across the country. We salute your sense of service and giving, and, look forward to another very successful year of providing free healthcare and health education to our communities.
M. Nasar Qureshi, MD
Azam Kundi, MD
Sajjad Savul, MD
Javed Suleman, MD
President APPNA 2013