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Since its inception in 1989, the ACCESS Community Health program has become the largest and most comprehensive Arab community-based health and mental health center in North America. When the ACCESS Community Health and Research Center officially opened the doors to its new facility in 2003, it became the first of its kind nationwide—a fully integrated community health ‘one-stop service’ center that is comprised of medical, public health and research, mental health, and environment programs. The founding philosophy maintains that health promotion and disease prevention activities are the most humane and effective ways to ensure the health and well-being of the community-at-large.

Central to its mission statement is the provision of public health initiatives and the pursuit of research that focuses on the health needs of Arab populations locally and elsewhere. In addition, the center serves as a training site for residents, nurses, and public health professionals in collaboration with the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Wayne State University Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing. The Wayne County Health Department’s Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program continues to experience significant growth.

Program Goals and Objectives

  • To improve healthcare programming for minority populations nationwide by gathering and disseminating the fundamental minority health information
  • To establish links between scholars in the Arab World and their counterparts in countries with Arab immigrants, thereby enhancing the understanding of disease patterns and epidemiology
  • To create collaborative initiatives for improving management of chronic diseases in Arab populations across the world
  • To enhance understanding of non-Arab participants of cultural and social factors that influence health-related behaviors and decision-making among Arab populations
  • To identify barriers to and solutions for effective health promotion and disease prevention among Arab and other immigrant communities



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ACCESS Community Health &
Research Center

6450 Maple St.
Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone (313) 216-2200
Fax (313) 584-3622

ACCESS Community Health -

4301 E. Fourteen Mile Rd.
Sterling Heights, MI 48310
Phone (586) 722-6036

Dr. Adnan Hammad
Sr. Director of the Community Health
& Research Center