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

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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Councilwoman Sara M. Gonzalez
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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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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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How will you spend your money this holiday? Your gift may be worth a life!

AMPHS Community Health Screening

AMPHS Community Health Screening

The Academy of Medical & Public Health Services (AMPHS) is a nonprofit organization founded on the principle that healthcare is not a privilege, but a human right made freely available to anyone who needs it. AMPHS is dedicated to bringing healthcare access and resources to underprivileged community members across the nation, beginning with New York City. As the year comes to a close, AMPHS is striving  to keep its programs running and we are in great need for the financial support to help the thousands of community members who do not have access to healthcare.

This holiday season, please consider making a donation to AMPHS 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, which have impacted the lives of nearly 1000 people. Consider the words of our President and CEO, Hewett Chiu, as he speaks about the significant impact of year-end funding for the organization: “As a fairly new organization with such potential, we are in great need of your donation to help us reach our humble fundraising goal of just $2,500…We are having difficulties maintaining our monthly expenses to keep our community facilities open for our screenings and for community members to use as a safe haven for seeking healthcare…We already have our volunteers standing by and ready to help–we just need your contribution to make it happen.” 

An Earnest Request from President & CEO Hewett Chiu

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President and CEO, Hewett Chiu

November 2012

Dear Family and Friends of AMPHS,

Heading into 2012, we at AMPHS told ourselves that this is going to be a game-changing year.  In many respects, we were right, and in many respects, we were not.

This year, we saw a absolute unimaginable growth in all aspects of AMPHS.  Just to highlight a few examples of our achievements:

  • We have developed full comprehensive family health screenings, with monthly disease-specific programming and testing
  • We have built a strong team of clinical volunteers including physicians, nurses, medical students, and general volunteers
  • We have a dedicated Language Support Services team and a Health Education team to provide culturally-senstive support and long-term health coaching to immigrant families, increasing patient compliance and health literacy
  • We have started on-the-spot enrollment for health insurance and prescription assistance programs with partnering organizations, helping underprivileged families break the barrier to healthcare access immediately
  • We have been recognized by major council members, assembly people, community boards, large local hospitals, and several other government offices for our work in the community
  • We have developed specific community prevention and disease management programs for Cardiovascular Disease and  Alzheimer’s Disease
  • We have built a Community Research & Resource Center in our Brooklyn Community Center where families are free to come in and access health resources, personalized disease and condition specific information, and perform medical research in a variety of languages
  • And of course, in terms of numbers, we have served 948 community members to date (almost reaching 1,000!!), with 423 free comprehensive health screenings completed

However, what hasn’t changed is the continual need for long-term supporters like you.  This year, more than ever, we are relying on your generous and unwavering support to keep our programs running.  As a fairly new organization with such potential, we are in great need of your donation to help us reach our humble fundraising goal of just $2,500.  How will your contribution help?

We are having difficulties maintaining our monthly expenses to keep our community facilities open for our screenings and for community members to use as a safe haven for seeking healthcare.  All our funds are diverted to meeting our monthly expenses while there are still so many community members relying on our current and new programs as their sole source of healthcare.  Your contribution, no matter how small or big, no matter a dollar or a hundred dollars, will help us mobilize our full community health programs – screenings, health coaching, health education and research – to the many other communities who need it more than ever, especially after recent disasters.  We too, have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Our major funding sources have retracted a large portion of our revenues for the rest of this year to divert to hurricane relief efforts, and we are trying so hard to patch up this funding gap of just $2,000.

I have seen and spoken to so many families in the past weeks who so desperately need assistance at this very moment, only to realize that we may not be able to help them.  We already have our volunteers standing by and ready to help – we just need your contribution to make it happen.  Please consider being one of our first supporters, and know that you made an immediate difference in the life of a neighbor today.  I personally thank you for your dedication and support in this great time of need.

I wish you and your family a warm and safe holiday season.

Hewett Chiu

President & CEO

P.S. To save time and resources donate online today @!

‘Tis the season to be a ‘good shopper’ while supporting the AMPHS mission

November 28, 2012


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By Adriana Cardenas

Looking for great holiday shopping deals online post-Cyber Monday? Then look no further. Goodshop offers fabulous discounts and coupons at your favorite national retailers, ranging from clothing, electronics, houseware, and any other store you can possibly think of. There are so many participating stores to choose from, and all offer wonderful bargains. You can shop and save money, all while donating to your favorite charity with no extra cost added to your purchases!

This holiday season, we are asking all of our supporters to help AMPHS in its fundraising efforts through GoodShop online ( Our supporters can also donate to us through GoodSearch and GoodDine. GoodSearch (, is a search engine tool, like Google and Yahoo, and every time you do a search, a small donation will be given to AMPHS. GoodDine ( offers discounts and coupons at your favorite participating restaurants! Search the list of participating restaurants on Anyone can support AMPHS’ mission through GoodShop and GoodDine!  With each purchase made, a percentage of that purchase will be donated to AMPHS without any added costs

Shop on Goodshop and save at stores such as Walgreens, North Face, Dell, Columbia Sport Wear, Macy’s, and countless others!

AMPHS is an incredible charity to support. We make every effort to support the local communities in Brooklyn and New York City with providing free or low cost preventative healthcare services and resources to people without healthcare insurance.  100 percent of all of our donations directly support our programs and services.  We want to continue to grow our mission and broaden the scope of our programs in other areas around New York City.

GoodShop, GoodDine, and GoodSearch give anyone an easy and simple way to be charitable without spending extra money. Everyone who makes purchases on GoodShop or GoodDine is making a big difference. You can also track how much you have donated AMPHS by registering for an account on the GoodSearch site. AMPHS has raised $200 in the past year with Goodshop and Goodsearch.

Check out and designate AMPHS as your charity.  Also, check out for amazing deals, savings and coupons!  Remember, it doesn’t cost a penny to donate, and anyone can sign up!  Coupons and savings can only be applied to online purchases.

Happy holiday shopping!

Back-to-School Shopping at Goodshop Will Save You Money and Help AMPHS

August 28, 2012

By Adriana Cardenas

The Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) has partnered with an extraordinary online tool which allows people donate to their cause. This tool is available online and won’t cost you extra money.

Have you ever heard of Goodshop?  It’s as simple as you pronounce it!  Goodshop is an “online place” where people can shop. Each time you shop at any of the 2,500 stores available online, a percentage of your purchase will be donated to AMPHS’s cause.

You can be charitable without spending extra money.  If you like shopping online, this is a good opportunity for you to support AMPHS in providing much need preventative medical services to those who do not have healthcare insurance–and your support doesn’t cost you a penny!  You can also save money from coupons and deals that are available on GoodShop. Be part of it from now and save money now!

The new fall school year is just beginning and scores of parents are searching for the best deals. Shop on Goodshop and save at popular stores such as Staples, Sears, the Apple Store, and Macy’s for back-to-school supplies, clothing, and furniture.  There are tons of participating stores to choose from!  So imagine buying at your time, at your own pace and helping  AMPHS at the same time.  So, let’s go and take the first step to be part of a big change!

Check out and designate AMPHS as your charity.  Also, check out for amazing deals, savings and coupons on back-to-school items.  Remember, it doesn’t cost a penny to donate, and anyone can sign up!  Coupons and savings can only be applied to online purchases.