AMPHS Selected as 2019 CRE Rising Fund Recipient!

AMPHS is proud to have been selected as one of six CRE Rising Fund recipients this year. The CRE Rising Fund, now in its fifth year, assists small, dynamic nonprofit organizations that are working to improve the lives of the diverse people and communities of New York City. Through the Rising Fund, expert CRE consultants partner with small nonprofits to complete no-cost, three-month long consulting engagements.

“We are proud to be partnering with these incredible nonprofits,” said Katie Leonberger, President and Chief Executive Officer of CRE. “These groups are working across New York City to support historically underrepresented communities, promote equity, and expand opportunity. We are honored and excited to partner with them to build their capacity for the future.”

“We are so grateful for the opportunity to work with CRE to build our capacity and think strategically about how to make our programs stronger and more impactful for the communities we serve,” said Hewett Chiu, President & CEO. “This will mean better and more effective services, particularly in light of the increasing needs within immigrant communities now.”

The 2019 awardee nonprofits were selected from 28 applications. The six organizations will each receive customized, no cost consulting services to better serve their communities and achieve their missions.

AMPHS has been selected among the following six nonprofit awardees that will receive pro bono consulting services:

  • Academy of Medical & Public Health Services (AMPHS) is a not-for-profit health service organization with a triple aim to identify barriers to health and wellness in underserved immigrant communities; coordinate truly needed primary care with social assistance; and deliver care with dignity and empathy to marginalized New Yorkers.
  • Center for Law & Social Justice (CLSJ) provides quality advocacy, training, and expert services in a personal manner to people of African descent and the disenfranchised. CLSJ conducts research and initiates advocacy projects and litigation on behalf of community organizations and groups that promote human, national, and international understanding.
  • Custom Collaborative trains and supports women from low-income and immigrant communities to launch fashion careers and businesses. By learning the standard techniques and ethical business practices of the fashion industry, participants can achieve secure livelihoods in the fashion industry as designers, entrepreneurs, pattern makers, and seamstresses who create and sell high-quality clothing and accessories.
  • The Feminist Press publishes books that ignite movements and social transformation, lifting up insurgent and marginalized voices from around the world to build a more just future.
  • Friends of WHEELS (Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School)’s goal is to make sure that every student at WHEELS has the information, counseling, and extracurricular experiences they need to get into and succeed in college and beyond.
  • Made in Brownsville is a youth creative agency and innovation hub providing a gateway for young people to learn marketable hard skills in STEAM, access postsecondary education, achieve economic mobility, and engage in placed-based community revitalization.

CRE will partner with AMPHS on a capacity building project that includes strategic planning, board development, and teambuilding. For more information, please visit

AMPHS Offers Memory Screenings and CPR Demonstrations this Summer


We are delighted to announce that AMPHS has been invited to participate in a number of screening events this summer! In partnership with the Chinese-American Planning Council, Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, and CAIPA (Chinese-American Independent Practice Association), AMPHS will help increase awareness among seniors of dementia risk and to enhance community preparedness.

Please contact Ravi Joshi, our Chief Operating Officer, at if you would like to schedule demonstrations and screenings at your organization.

We also offer group certification course. Please contact if you are interested!


Ready to Warm Up? Join us for a Pool Party!

Surfs Up!

AMPHS and Prime Produce have teamed up once again for another great event – The 3rd Annual Prime Produce Pool Party! Dig out your bathing suit and protest the groundhogs at The Grace Hotel’s DIP Aqua Bar with other young social entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, do gooders and TFI Members. Tickets are only $23 and 100% of proceeds go to the Academy of Medical and Public Health Services when selected upon checkout and using our special coupon code, Jump1n for $4 off.

To register, go to and select Academy of Medical and Public Health Services as your organization.


A Big Thank You to Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez for $3500 in Funding

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AMPHS would like to thank Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez for granting us $3500 in discretionary funding to help support the Community Health Project. Each year, members of the NYC Council identify community-based not-for-profit organizations and public service agencies for discretionary contract awards. These awards extend for a single fiscal year and reimburse the organization for program expenses once program services have been completed.

As a former clinician and social services director, Councilwoman Gonzalez works to help ensure that New York’s neediest communities are covered by the the city’s annual budget, supporting organizations that address issues related to low-income New Yorkers, including immigrants, the homeless, and job-seeking adults. Since 2002, Councilwoman Gonzalez has served as the representative for District 38, which includes Bay Ridge Towers, Borough Park, Gowanus, Greenwood Heights, Red Hook, South Slope, Sunset Park, and Windsor Terrace.

In the past, Sara Gonzalez has been Executive Director of a Southwest Brooklyn non-profit serving youth and seniors and led movements in HIV/AIDS education and prevention. She was also chairperson of Community Board 7, working on projects related to environmental justice, waterfront development, and health care for all. We are glad that Councilwoman Gonzalez continues to support our community healthcare initiatives through this discretionary award.

This is AMPHS’ first year obtaining discretionary funding through the NYC Council and we are extremely appreciative of the Council’s continued support of our mission to help underprivileged communities gain health care access. The funding will be allotted to help support our screening event space, enhance outreach efforts, and enhance the organization’s service capacity through additional screening supplies. We would like to thank the NYC Council for their consideration of our application, and we look forward to using this funding to provide additional screening services and health awareness for underserved communities in Brooklyn.

AMPHS Receives Barman’s Fund Donation to Support Community Health Project


(3) Barman's Fund PhotoThe Academy of Medical and Public Health Services recently received a generous donation of $1,865 from the Barman’s Fund. The Barman’s Fund is a diverse assortment of bartenders who pledge one shift a month for charitable organizations. Each bartender donates every dollar they make on from that particular shift to a charitable organization. The Barman’s Fund also contacts not-for-profits to find needs that need to be fulfilled, whether on the programming or administrative end. The Barman’s Fund was founded by Brian Floyd and currently has donated over $100,000 to various organizations, with chapters in New York City, New Orleans, and Charlotte.

AMPHS plans to use this donation to buy glucose testing machines and more advanced screening equipment, giving AMPHS the opportunity to improve the capacity of its current services and to start screening community members for diabetes. More advanced screening equipment will include balance beam scales, blood pressure cuffs, eye charts, and vaccination tools. The donation from The Barman’s Fund further opens the door for new medical screenings and allows AMPHS to better help the Sunset Park community. So have some fun at your local bar and “drink with a purpose!”

AMPHS Seeks Short-/Long-Term Office Sub-letters To Meet Fundraising Goals

March 11, 2013

408310_408615612533866_1054792870_nAcademy of  Medical and Public Health (AMPHS) is seeking short-term or long-term tenants to sublease their current commercial office space in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The space is available for immediate occupancy. If you, someone you know, or an organization is seeking to rent office space, we encourage you to spread the word and contact us! All organizational types and usage will be considered. All details and photos below.

The office space is great for:
– Book signings
– Teaching adult classes
– Focus groups
– Meet-up groups
– Individual or company work space
– Incubators
– Workshops
– Meeting space for private / non-profit businesses

and creative usage such as:

-potential gallery exhibitions

– photography sessions

– filming

Help us reach our 2013 fundraising goal!


AMPHS is located in a 1,200 square foot office facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York.  Individuals 3E23G33H65L65H75Jad2m945bd2d30d121910or entities needing space to conduct business, whether for one day in a single room, for an extended period of time, or on a long-term basis, can rent office space and equipment at extremely competitive prices.  Additional amenities include full complimentary use of the AMPHS pantry, reception area, and first floor lobby.  In addition, rooms are fully furnished with mahogany single-pedestal desks, individual workstations, cubicles, chairs, etc.  All you have to do is come in, sit down, and get to work — everything else is taken care of!

Prices for office space are as follows:


Monthly Rentals —
(includes fully furnished work room with 4 individual workstations and cubicles and a large skylight, individual office, larger conference room, a PRIVATE reception lobby for your own use to greet your own guests during your rental periods, pantry, and bathroom)

Monthly Rental Option A – Specific Days

Choose your own day: $450/month
With this option, you can reserve the same day each week, and that day will be permanently yours throughout the month for as long as you like!  For example, you can reserve Mondays, and the office will be solely yours on each Monday.  You can come in and fully use all 3 rooms and the entire available office space for every Monday, every month, for as long as you need and you will be the only party in the office on Mondays.

Monthly Rental Option B – Regular Monthly Rentals

Unlimited use of the office for half the week, every week each month*: $850
With this option, you can choose the 3 days of the week you would like to use the office, and those days will be permanently yours for as long as you like!

Unlimited use of the office for the entire week, every week each month*: $1,500
With this option, you can use the office for the entirety of the week, and all the available rooms and office space will be yours throughout the week for as long as you like!  It’s exactly as if you have your own space, except all the furniture and furnishings are already provided so you can just concentrate on your work!

*Please note: Saturdays are currently unavailable.

All monthly rentals include free and unlimited use of furniture, pantry, bathroom, lobby, fully furnished conference room (with projector screen and 32″ TV) and reception hall.  Tenant will pay appropriate percentage of all utilities and his/her share of pantry/bathroom supplies.  FOR ALL MONTHLY RENTALS, TENANT WILL HAVE 24 HOUR UNLIMITED ACCESS TO THE OFFICE ON THE RESPECTIVE DAYS OF OFFICE USE, WILL BE THE ONLY PARTY IN THE OFFICE, AND WILL HAVE A DEDICATED RECEPTION AREA JUST FOR YOUR PARTICULAR USE.  You will not be sharing the office with anyone else – the entire space is yours for your days of reservation.  Impress your clients and staff with your dedicated space!


Single Event Rentals (by room) —

Conference Room (sits up to 12 people) $200 per day
8 leather executive conference chairs, 8 additional seating chairs, 3 conference tables, whiteboard, projector screen, podium, 32″ TV with audio/visual input

Work Room A $100 per day
1 private working desk within an elegantly furnished miniature library, with banker’s lamps and floor lamps

Work Room B $200 per day
2 individual workstations, private team workstation for up to 4 people, skylight

Single Event Office SPECIAL:
$300 for all rooms in entire office, including all utility expenses, supplies needed, use of reception and lobby area

All single event rentals include free use of furniture, pantry, bathroom, and shared main lobby/reception hall.
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AMPHS Partners with Affinity Health Plan to Provide Free or Low Cost Healthcare Insurance to Sunset Park

March 6, 2013

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Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) has partnered with Affinity Health Plan. Affinity Health Plan is a non-profit organization that offers free or low cost healthcare insurance to residents of the New York City metropolitan area.

A facilitated enroller Affinity Health Plan joined us during our February 16th Heart Health Month screening to enroll all who are eligible for government-assisted healthcare insurance such as Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicare.

Affinity Health Plan will be joining us every month at our office during our free health screenings in Sunset Park. Our screenings take place monthly on the third Saturday. For a listing of dates of our monthly screenings, please check our website:

About AMPHS: AMPHS is a humanitarian nonprofit organization operated solely by volunteers, dedicated to advancing the health care of underprivileged communities across the nation and around the world.  We accomplish our goals by providing free and low-cost community activities that forge a firm foundation for the improvement of health and well-being. Our Vision: AMPHS strives to be a premiere interdisciplinary medical and public health service organization, building faith and transparency within our communities.  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

About Affinity Health Plan: For over 20 years, Affinity Health Plan has been offering free or low-cost health coverage to New Yorkers who have Medicaid or no health insurance at all. Their goal is to help you Members stay healthy. Each of our members can count on our promise of great customer service. We promise to work hard to make it easy to get the care you need. The mission of Affinity Health Plan is to improve the health of underserved populations by providing comprehensive, affordable, high quality health care coverage, and by striving, in collaboration with its primary care providers, to improve care-seeking and care-giving.

New Eyes for the Needy – Free Prescription Glasses

February 4, 2013

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Back in November, we announced that we partnered with Vision USA to help eligible individuals apply for ophthamology check-ups at no cost to Brooklyn residents.

We are pleased to announce that, along with Vision USA, we have also partnered with New Eyes for the Needy to help low-income community members without health insurance obtain free professional eye examinations and free prescription glasses.

In collaboration with Vision USA and New Eyes for the Needy, our Vision Assistance Program makes receiving free eye healthcare possible for those in need. We are the only organization authorized to offer Vision USA services in Brooklyn.

How does this program work? During our monthly in-house screenings, clinical volunteers will continue to offer the routine Snellen eye checks but if they find that the community member needs prescription glasses, they will assist them in applying forprofessional follow-up through Vision USA, where they can obtain a free basic eye exam and lenses prescription. Both programs require community members to fulfill certain qualifications, including income levels and health insurance status. Immigrants who are unable to participate in the Vision USA program may qualify alternatively for the New Eyes program, given that they obtain a prescription from a local optometrist, which often costs $20-$30. We have been able to help community members who are unemployed and uninsured obtain glasses for free or for a low price, when they were deterred from ophthalmologists that they had visited from obtaining glasses because of the cost.

To apply for these free ophthalmology services, a community member must work with a charitable organization (such as AMPHS), a social worker, case worker, or a community health agency to submit an application.

Any one in need of free eye care services can visit our headquarters office in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and be screened. Right now, we are only taking applications during our monthly in-house screenings, and other special events, where indicated.

Our office is located at:

5306 Third Avenue (at 53rd Street)

2nd floor

Brooklyn, NY 11220

We encourage everyone to check our National Event Calendar for dates for our monthly in-house screenings and other special health events and screenings.

About New Eyes for the Needy

New Eyes for the Needy was established in 1932 and works globally to improve the vision of poor children and adults who do not have health care support. In doing so, they: 

  • Purchase new eyeglasses in the United States, and
  • Recycle donated glasses for distribution in developing nations worldwide

New Eyes works collaboratively with social service agencies, optical dispensers and vision missions, improving the lives of over 7,500,000 people in the US and 87 countries around the world since its founding. Social service agencies first screen the community member for income eligibility and assist them in filing out a form to send in to New Eyes along with a recent vision prescription. Should they be approved, New Eyes will send a voucher to the agency within 4 weeks, which the agency will remit to the community member.

Both programs require community members to fulfill certain qualifications, including income levels and health insurance status. Immigrants who are unable to participate in the Vision USA program may qualify alternatively for the New Eyes program, given that they obtain an prescription from a local optometrist, which often costs $20-$30. We have been able to help community members who are unemployed and uninsured obtain glasses for free or for a low price, when they were deterred from opthamologists that they had visited from obtaining glasses because of the cost.

About Vision USA

Vision USA was established in 1991 to provide basic eye examinations to Americans in need, and is currently available in 39 states and the District of Columbia. American Optometric Association (AOA) works primarily with member social agencies and optometrists to connect low-income community members with no health care access to the basic vision care they need. Social agencies will assess community members’ eligibility for the Vision USA program and thereafter, assist them in filing out the appropriate paperwork to apply for assistance. AOA will then make a referral for the community member to visit a local member optometrist, who donates their services at no cost.

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Spread a little love this Valentine’s Day

February 4, 2012

Valentine's Day Sale

Yes, love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is in 10 days.  Do you have that perfect gift or place to dine with your Valentine? If you’re still in search of that perfect gift or romantic place and on a budget, then look nowhere else but Goodshop and Gooddining!

Shop at Goodshop ( and find amazing gift ideas at bargain prices. Goodshop has amazing deals on all of your favorite department stores and retailers. There are many stores to choose from so finding a great gift for your sweetheart will be easy. Check out the deals available for Valentine’s Day:

Gooddining ( allows you to earn money for your cause while eating out at your favorite restaurants.

How does Goodshop and Gooddining work? Just indicate Academy of Medical and Public Health Services as your charity, shop or find a participating restaurant, use your coupons, and pay with a credit card online or at the restaurant. It is that easy!

All of your donations will be used to support our mission of providing access to affordable healthcare insurance and services to those in need in the underprivileged community.

So, spread a little love to the needy and your community this Valentine’s Day. Your community will love you back. Start shopping today and support AMPHS’ mission!

Have a Happy & Healthy Valentine’s Day!

– Academy of Medical & Public Health Services

AMPHS Receives Its First Corporate Donation

February 1, 2013

As many of you know, over the 2012 holiday season, we (AMPHS) had a humble fundraising goal of $2500 to ensure that we are able to do even greater things with our vision for increasing healthcare access and for continuing our programs and services to many people in need in our community. We are proud to announce that we received our first corporate donation from Chiu Consulting Group (CCG)!

CCG is a global strategic, marketing, and management consulting firm combining time-tested frameworks with implementing new customized systems and technology to drive sales, increase revenues and funding, carve niche markets, and expand customer base. CCG is focused on delivering innovative solutions built upon best practices in business to some of the most pressing concerns facing diverse organizations. CCG’s specialities include the Healthcare, Not-for-Profit, and Corporate sectors. Ingrained into the core of CCG’s foundation is a firm belief in philanthropy and as such, CCG frequently gives back to its communities through an active Social Responsibility Program.

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General inquiry & client service:

NYC Office: 646-535-0602

We would like to thank CCG for their generosity and kindness in supporting us in our mission to meet our healthcare goals for the community, and improve lives in the process.

It is not too late to make a donation. Please consider donating to AMPHS to help continue meeting the healthcare needs of our community members. You can easily and safely make a donation on our website at: or click the “TAKE ACTION” button below!

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