In the history of Iranian Americans of the DC metropolitan area, has never been a society that was inclusive of all of the health professions. Some health professionals have had societies exclusive of their own specialties, however many other specialties have never had even a society of their own. Now more than ever, we, the Iranian Americans must get together, get united, and show ourselves and others that we can work together. The idea of this inclusive health professional society came to us on January 2017. The idea was for all of the health professions including doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, chiropractors, physical and respiratory therapists, medical and surgical technicians, dietitians, trainers , health coaches, and so on to come together under one roof and network with each other. By the end of January, on January 30th of 2017, this society was established and was corporated by the Commonwealth of Virginia, State Corporation Commission. We received our letter of approval for our 501(c)(3) status of non-profit status, from IRS, on February 13, 2017, with an EIN of our own.
The Society of Iranian American Health Professionals (SIAHP), was created for all of the health professionals to become instantly connected to local network of peers, and have access to the societies’ events and resources.
SIAHP membership is more than access to information. SIAHP membership is about you, becoming creative and taking personal responsibility for your professional career. SIAHP was created so that the members can find venues and tools in order to network, build valuable professional connections, and learn leadership skills.
Another vision of this society was for people to enhance themselves further, by joining different committees that we have and build their leadership and teamwork skills by bringing new ideas and making it happen.
This society was created for you. This is your society; become part of the voice of what is important to the health and well-being of your own community and have direct impact on starting projects that represent your dreams and your passions which you believe are important. As you are seeing your dreams come into a beautiful reality, you will notice that you are inspiring and motivating others to do the same, and that is exactly why the Society was established.