Month: April 2012

AMPHS Participates in 14th Annual National Action Network Conference, Washington D.C

Date: April 14, 2012

National Action Network Conference – April 13, 2012

In this photo (from left): Sandra George, SVP, Operations, Latesha Richards, Director of Marketing & Sales, Kenny Chao, Community Engagement Associate / Clinical Team Member, David Fitzgerald, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hewett Chiu, President & CEO, Mon Yuck Yu, Chief of  Staff, David Miller, Government Affairs Coordinator

On Friday, April 13th, the Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) attended National Action Network’s 14th Annual Convention in Washington D.C.  Held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, members of the senior management team of AMPHS represented healthcare services sector at the conference along with a large display of health awareness and disease prevention brochures, pamphlets, and information about AMPHS and its services.  AMPHS’ clinical team also brought along their stethoscopes to take blood pressures of attendees at the conference, and a mannikin from which CPR would be demonstrated.  Clinical team member Kenny Chao commented “I enjoyed being able to utilize my clinical skills at the conference.  This is what AMPHS is all about – taking our mission beyond our walls.”  In addition AMPHS prepared a series of mini health forums to focus on selected areas of healthcare with high incidence of need in minority communities for presentation at the AMPHS table.

The conference addressed not only political and social issues affecting the nation today, but emerging issues in healthcare and  healthcare policy, i.e. President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, as well, for which AMPHS’ presence was relevant.  Among other organizations represented at the conference were Planned Parenthood.

In February and March, the AMPHS Government Affairs team under the under the coordination of Mr David Miller, Director and Coordinator of Government Affairs, has been in preliminary talks with leaders from the Health & Wellness Committee of National Action Network that focused on how the two non-profit organizations will partner together to further broaden the coverage of its healthcare services within New York City and make an impact in the underprivileged communities that are in need of free and affordable healthcare access.  Ms. Dominique Sharpton organized AMPHS’  initial introduction to Ms. Queenie Huling, Chairperson of the Health & Wellness Committee.  Ms. Huling and her team have been inspirational, full of ideas for and have welcomed AMPHS from the very first meeting.  Ms. Queenie Huling secured AMPHS invitation to the conference.

National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the nation, with 44 chapters throughout the U.S. and headquarters in Harlem, New York City.

“AMPHS’ representation at the National Action Network Conference was only the beginning of what would become a long and fruitful partnership”, according to Sandra George, Senior Vice President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer, AMPHS.  Sandra George,  said “We are so honored to have represented New York City along with National Action Network at the D.C. conference.  We wanted to make a presence and provide meaningful healthcare information to the community and provide an introduction of our organization and our healthcare services, and we were successful in doing that.”

Amidst the climate of controversy and debate about the constitutionality of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, AMPHS continues to believe in the reality that healthcare is a right, not a privilege and prides itself in making healthcare insurance and services available to all who need it.  AMPHS organizes monthly healthcare screenings/fairs primarily in NYC, with a primary focus in Brooklyn, NY; that includes blood pressure checks, HIV, mammogram, and vision screenings to name a few, they provide access to educational resources, and enrollment in their Health Access/Coverage Assistance and Prescription Assistance programs.   In Sunset Park where AMPHS is located and a largely immigrant community, more than 1 in 5 adults are uninsured, according to the NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Community Health Profile 2006.  According to 2009 data released by the United Hospital Fund, approximately 16% of all New York City residents (including all of the 5 boroughs) who are considered non-elderly are uninsured.  Among the highest of the five boroughs were Queens with nearly 19% of non-elderly population are uninsured and the Bronx with 18%.

About AMPHS: The Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) is a humanitarian 501(c)3 non-profit organization operated exclusively by volunteers dedicated to providing healthcare services to underprivileged communities of Brooklyn and New York City.  From strengthening our foundation through the public trust, we work to integrate healthcare systems, education, awareness, and disease prevention such that all people can appreciate healthcare not as a privilege, but as a basic human right.

For more information about us, please visit us at: national.amphsonline.org

References:

  1. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Second Addition 2006.  Take Care Sunset Park.  http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/data/2006chp-205.pdf
  2. The United Hospital Fund. 2011.  Health Insurance Coverage in New York, 2009.  http://www.uhfnyc.org/assets/936.

AMPHS with Mrs. Queenie Huling (in white), Chair of Health and Wellness Committee of National Action Network

Mrs. Queenie Huling and Mr. Garrett Smith, former Mayor of Rosell, NJ

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Bowl for a Worthy Cause!

April 25, 2012

ARE YOU A FREQUENT BOWLER?  IN THE MOOD TO BOWL ONE NIGHT?

Bowl for a Worthy Cause! The Academy of Medical and Public Health Services needs your help to raise funds for its Community Health Project to conduct health screenings for uninsured residents in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Enjoy unlimited bowling for 2 hours, shoe-rentals, food and drink and lots of fun.

Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 4-6PM
at Melody Lanes Bowling Alley
461 37th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Children ages 14 and under: $20 per person
Participants over age 14: $35 per person

This event is completely open to the public

Trains:   to 36th Street, Brooklyn

Bowling for Hearts Fundraiser – May 12, 2012

About AMPHS: The Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) is a humanitarian 501(c)3 non-profit organization operated exclusively by volunteers dedicated to providing healthcare services to underprivileged communities of Brooklyn and New York City.  From strengthening our foundation through the public trust, we work to integrate healthcare systems, education, awareness, and disease prevention such that all people can appreciate healthcare not as a privilege, but as a basic human right.

For more information about us, please visit us at: national.amphsonline.org

AMPHS Receives “Charity of the Month” Award at LEARN for Life Consulting Event

April 16, 2012

On April 16, 2012, the Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) received their award for “Charity of the Month.”  The award was presented at Harlem Tavern Restaurant in Harlem, NYC by Ms. Heather Butts, Founder of LEARN for Life Consulting, and Medical Ethics Professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York City.   Upon presenting the award, Ms. Butts commented, “LEARN for Life Consulting acknowledges the excellent work of AMPHS, and their submitted proposal was the best I’ve ever seen.”

Last month, AMPHS announced that they have been selected as Charity of the Month by LEARN for Life Consulting and recognized as an organization committed to the health and well-being of others, dedicated to human rights and a belief in the possibilities for all individuals.

As “Charity of the Month”, AMPHS is working closely with Ms. Butts to further the reach of its health screenings, community events, fundraising efforts, and volunteer opportunities to the healthcare and medical professionals, faith-based community, in addition to students at Columbia University.

Ms. Latesha Richards, Director of Marketing & Sales said “Ms. Butts brings a wonderful mix of experience and credentials in law, healthcare, public health, and education that is a perfect fit for the audience AMPHS is looking to tap into and the expertise we need in the organization.  Heather has been just a wonderful resource.”

Ms. Sandy Troung, Vice President, Corporate Development says “We are truly fortunate to be working and forming this partnership with Heather.”

About AMPHS: The  Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) is a humanitarian 501(c)3 non-profit organization operated exclusively by volunteers dedicated to providing healthcare services to underprivileged communities of Brooklyn and New York City.  From strengthening our foundation through the public trust, we work to integrate healthcare systems, education, awareness, and disease prevention such that all people can appreciate healthcare not as a privilege, but as a basic human right.

For more information about us, please visit us at: national.amphsonline.org

About Learn for Life Consulting, LLC:  Learn for Life Consulting is an organization that partners with individuals and organizations that provide education in a holistic manner that incorporates exercise, life-skills, healthy living, community service and a spirit of overall life improvement.   Heather Butts is Founder of LEARN for Life Consulting.  For more information, please visit: www.learnforlifeconsulting.com.

AMPHS Partners with Project Renewal for Mammogram Screening on June 23rd

April 23, 2012

The Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) is partnering with Project Renewal to conduct mammography screenings for eligible women during its “Know Your Health Status” Awareness Day on Saturday, June 23, 2012 in the Sunset Park neighborhood in Brooklyn.  Among other partnerships built for conducting specific medical screenings, this is AMPHS’ first partnership with a mammography screening service.  Mrs. Adriene Clark, V.P., Community Engagement, AMPHS says, that “we [AMPHS] are moving forward as a health organization in building relationships with community non-profits and organizations dedicated to providing needed healthcare services.  We are working hard to continuously identify the changing healthcare needs of the community and filling in those needs with organizations that share our same mission.”

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Help AMPHS Win $1,000 during the GoodApp Giveaway!

April 2, 2012

The Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) asks for your support in the month of April!  You can help us win $1,000 in the GoodApp Giveaway from April 1 – April 30th.   All anyone needs to do is download the GoodApp for Academy of Medical and Public Health Services.  http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/academy-of-medical-and-public-health-services

GoodApp empowers you to support our efforts every day just by searching the web and shopping online without spending an extra penny. 

The GoodApp:

  • Earns about a penny for us when you search the web
  • Earns AMPHS donations when you shop online at over 2,600 major retailers
  • Alerts you to money saving coupons when you shop online
  • Tracks how much you, a supporter, have earned for AMPHS.
  • Gives you access to GoodShop and access GoodCoupons to get BIG savings with coupons and deals

Please support our non-profit organization by downloading the GoodApp today and start searching and shopping!   http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/academy-of-medical-and-public-health-services

Downloading only takes a sec!

About AMPHS: The  Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) is a humanitarian 501(c)3 non-profit organization operated exclusively by volunteers dedicated to providing healthcare services to underprivileged communities of Brooklyn and New York City.  From strengthening our foundation through the public trust, we work to integrate healthcare systems, education, awareness, and disease prevention such that all people can appreciate healthcare not as a privilege, but as a basic human right.

For more information about us, please visit us at: national.amphsonline.org

Search, Shop and Dine to Support AMPHS

March 31, 2012

The Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) has an exciting and easy way for supporters to donate to their cause: the AMPHS toolbar on GoodSearch.

Once the toolbar is added to your internet browser (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), each time you shop at more than 2,500 stores (from Amazon to Zazzle), and/or dine at a participating restaurant, a percentage of your purchase will automatically be donated to Academy of Medical and Public Health Services, at no extra cost.  You may even save money as the toolbar provides coupons and deals as well.

The toolbar also has a search box and each time you search the Internet, about a penny is donated to Academy of Medical and Public Health Services. http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/academy-of-medical-and-public-health-services

   

Please pass this along to all of your friends. The two minutes it takes to add this toolbar to your browser can make a lifetime of difference!

Goodshop allows you to shop at your favorite stores while saving money and donating to your charity!  Shop at stores such as:

  • The Musician’s Friend
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • The North Face
  • McAfee
  • Staples
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Nordstrom
  • Kmart
  • 1-800 Flowers
  • Amazon
  • The Apple Store
  • Avon
  • Banana Republic
  • Barney’s New York
  • Bed, Bath and Beyond
  • Best Buy
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Brookstone
  • Buy.com
  • CB2
  • Choice Hotels

And so many more!

To get the toolbar, please go to: http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/academy-of-medical-and-public-health-services

Watch a video on how GoodSearch works:

About AMPHS: The  Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) is a humanitarian 501(c)3 non-profit organization operated exclusively by volunteers dedicated to providing healthcare services to underprivileged communities of Brooklyn and New York City.  From strengthening our foundation through the public trust, we work to integrate healthcare systems, education, awareness, and disease prevention such that all people can appreciate healthcare not as a privilege, but as a basic human right.

For more information about us, please visit us at: national.amphsonline.org.

There are many other ways to donate to AMPHS’ cause, for more info, please visit us at: http://www.amphsonline.org/national/fundraising.htm