NASPGHAN is proud to recognize April as Arab American Heritage Month and acknowledge the contributions of our members with Arab heritage.
There are about 3.5 million Arab Americans including many health care providers including active NASPGHAN members. Arab America and the Arab America Foundation launched the National Arab American Heritage Month initiative in 2017. In 2021 and 2022, President Biden recognized the month of April as National Arab American Heritage Month with a special letter. Congress, the U.S. Department of State, and 37 state governors issued proclamations commemorating the initiative in 2021.
The Arab world is made up of 22 countries that span from North Africa to West Asia with great diversity, including in religion. The three most common religions are Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Faith, family and community are key components of Arab culture and children often become caretakers for their parents.
To learn more visit the following sources:
National Arab American Medical Association
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)