Check Out AMPHS’ January Programs!

Vision screening at AMPHS

A community member undergoing vision screening at an AMPHS event

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

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Eye Health Month AMPHS Health Screening EventVision Of Eyechart With Glasses

When: Saturday, 1/18/2014 from 1pm to 5pm

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

Walk-ins welcome; appointments preferred. Screenings can be scheduled by calling (212) 256-9036 or emailing clinical.services@amphsonline.org

AMPHS will be offering free health screenings, comprised of testing for BMI, blood pressure, vision, dementia, Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS, along with healthy lifestyle counseling, information about health insurance and prescription assistance. In recognition of Eye Health Month, additional eye health resources will be distributed and AMPHS social workers will assist with helping participants obtain free eye exams and prescription lenses.

Policy Presentation on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)ACA act

When: Friday, 1/24/2014 (Time to be announced)

Where: Turning Point Outreach Center, 423 39th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220

The presentation will provide an overview of effects of ACA on employees with employer insurance, information for community members on insurance options, and dispelment of popular misconceptions on the ACA.

Diabetes Nutrition Workshop and Counselingfruits vegges nuts

When: Friday, January 24th, 2014 from 10:30am – 1:00pm

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

No appointment needed; walk-ins welcome. Workshop will be conducted in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Given that January is when most of us have made new resolutions, come see how AMPHS can help you keep those resolutions for the rest of the year! In this workshop, we will talk about sensible eating habits, especially for diabetes patients. We will discuss food alternatives that you can use to substitute some of those food favorites you like to eat so you can maintain healthy sugar levels year-round. After the workshop, our clinical volunteers will offer a nutrition counseling session to examine your dietary habits and provide guidance on making some healthier food choices.

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