Announcing December Health Screening Events! Get Screened Today.

Health ScreeningThe Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) invites you to attend our December health screening events. Appointments are preferred for all in-house screenings. Make sure you reserve your spot well in advance!

We will be offering memory screenings, vision screenings, HIV and Hep C screenings, and more!

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Long Island University Community Health Fair

When: Wednesday, 12/4/2013 from 10am to 4pm

Where: Long Island University, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11217

No appointment needed; walk-ins welcome.

AMPHS will be offering free memory screening services in collaboration with Long Island University and Affinity Health Plan. In addition, AMPHS has partnered with Turning Point Outreach Center for Hepatitis C (Hep C) and HIV testing services during the event.

A memory screening is an evaluation tool that checks your memory and cognitive skills. It does not diagnose dementia, but indicates whether additional follow-up with a primary care physician is required. During a memory screening, a clinician may ask you to answer a series of questions or perform a series of tasks to test your cognitive abilities, memory, and language skills.

United Sunset Senior Center Vision Screening and Workshop

When: Friday, 12/6/2013 from 10:30am to 1:30pm

Where: United Sunset Senior Center, 475 53rd Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220-2712

No appointment needed; walk-ins welcome.

AMPHS will be partnering with the United Sunset Senior Citizens Center to offer vision screenings and education to seniors at the center. Over a course of these three years, AMPHS has been delighted to be of service to over 700 community members by providing them with vision services; this includes professional eye examinations and free prescription glasses. Our clinical volunteers administer the Snellen eye check, and if they find that a community member is in need of prescription glasses, they are assisted and walked through the procedure of applying for professional eye exams through the VisionUSA service and prescription glasses through the New Eyes for the Needy program.

To educate community members about vision health, AMPHS has organized an educational workshop on vision health. The workshop will educate community members on different eye conditions that affect the elderly population and what can be done to mitigate the effects of eye degeneration, such as paying attention to lifestyle behaviors and nutritional intake.

4th Annual Holiday Extravaganza

When: Saturday, 12/7/2013 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Where: New Lots Avenue between Cleavand & Hegeman

No appointment needed; walk-ins welcome.

On Saturday, December 7th, AMPHS will partner with Affinity Health Plan and Umoja Events to celebrate their 4th annual Holiday Extravaganza and Tree lighting event in East NY, Brooklyn. AMPHS will offer blood pressure, memory screenings, and heart and lung health screenings along with health counseling to improve their general health conditions.

Come with your little ones, as they are bound to enjoy the tree lighting ceremony and gift distribution!

December HIV/AIDS Awareness Screening Event

When: Saturday, 12/14/2013 from 11:00am to 5:00pm

Where: AMPHS Headquarters, 5306 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220

Screenings can be scheduled by calling: (212) 256-9036

To recognize December as HIV/AIDS Awareness Month, AMPHS is offering educational resources related to HIV/AIDS and STDs.  In addition to providing HIV/AIDS screenings, AMPHS has also partnered with Project Renewal to provide mammograms and with the Latino AIDS society for Hepatitis C screenings. AMPHS clinical volunteers and social workers will also be offering the following services:

  • BMI screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Visual acuity testing
  • Memory screenings
  • Heart rate and respiration rate exam
  • SpO2 measurement (SpO2 is a measure of oxygen content in blood)
  • Oculomotor function
  • EKG testing
  • Healthy Lifestyle Counseling
  • Information about health insurance
  • Vision assistance program enrollment
  • Prescription assistance

For more information on memory screening, visit

http://www.nationalmemoryscreening.org/memory-screening-who-should-be-screened.php

For more information on Turning Point Outreach Center, visit

http://turningpointbrooklyn.org/about-us/programs-services/the-outreach-center/

For more information on vision screening, visit

http://www.new-eyes.org/

http://www.aoafoundation.org/vision-usa/

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