In 2018, nearly 50,000 uninsured Americans received care from a Muslim-run free clinic according to a new report by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Boston University School of Medicine. The report found that last year 69 clinics in 22 states offered primarily non-Muslim patients free services worth tens of millions of dollars. Until now, no study had ever measured the combined impact of Muslim-run free clinics; no directory had put their contact information together in one place.
Unconditional Care, the powerful documentary released in conjunction with the report, gives personal dimension to this national movement. It features the stories of volunteer healthcare providers and low-income patients at the Muslim American Social Services Clinic (MASS) in Jacksonville, Florida. The 30-minute film shows the impact a group of passionate first- and second-generation Muslim Americans are making in a city where over 100,000 adults are uninsured. Through interfaith collaboration and service, they’re saving lives—and public dollars—while exemplifying the true values of their faith.