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What the President’s Executive Action means for the people we serve

On Thursday, November 20th, President Obama made public his historic Immigration Accountability Executive Action (IAEA). Immigrant rights groups across the city—and the nation—gathered to watch his prime-time address. Social media was buzzing with quotes from the speech and messages of solidarity. Celebratory rallies were held from Washington State to Washington Square Park. It was one of those collective TV moments, sitting before the screen and knowing that many people were doing the exact same thing.

New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform (NYRIR) viewing party in Manhattan at 32BJ SEIU. Link to NYIC page at bottom of article

New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform (NYRIR) viewing party in Manhattan at 32BJ SEIU. ©NYIC (link to image at NYIC page at bottom of article)

 

While the IAEA offers much-needed, much-deserved deportation relief and authorization to work for undocumented immigrants, there are still many unanswered questions, namely the unforeseen impacts on public institutions and a still-marginalized immigrant community. Groups like New York Immigration Coalition and New York Legal Assistance Group are already doing what they can to prepare for possible repercussions, such as the budding opportunity for those who wish to take advantage of immigrants seeking legal advice. According to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., “The threat of fraud against New York’s immigrant population is a real and present problem, and underscores the importance of those seeking assistance in immigration matters to hire qualified professionals, such as a lawyer or other accredited individuals.”

While legal assistance groups are navigating the intricacies of status applications, labor laws, and increased potential for immigrant fraud, we at AMPHS are preparing for the possibility of changing health needs and complications of healthcare access. It’s too soon to tell exactly how the President’s reforms will play out in the healthcare arena, but here are a few items we are looking at:

• Undocumented immigrants who are now authorized to work in the U.S. are able to pay in to and receive Medicare, Social Security, and other federal benefits.
• However, those granted deportation relief would not be eligible for student financial aid, food stamps, housing subsidies, or participation to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange.
• This also means that employers now have what amounts to an incentive of $3,000 per employee to hire undocumented immigrants because they are not subject to coverage penalties under the ACA.

So what does this mean for immigrant health?

Hypothetically, it means more of the same. For decades, undocumented immigrants have been working in this country without legal authorization to do so and without adequate healthcare access. Now they can legally work, but healthcare access continues to be limited or nonexistent. U.S. healthcare providers are still adjusting to the new ACA status quo, but presumably that adjustment won’t include an influx of newly recognized immigrants.

Audience members react as President Barack Obama delivers remarks on immigration at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.

Audience members react as President Barack Obama delivers remarks on immigration at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.

On the other hand, it is probable that an immigrant community that has largely kept its health concerns in the shadows out of fear of exposure and deportation will now, justifiably, make its needs heard. Whether or not a person has access to healthcare, everyone has healthcare needs that must, in one way or another, be met.

Furthermore, the kind of work historically made available to undocumented immigrants is typically labor-intensive with more hazardous workplace conditions. Before the IAEA, immigrants who suffered injuries on the job may have been disinclined to report them, losing their livelihoods along with their health in the process; but now, there will be less risk associated with reporting injuries and seeking care. This raises further questions about workers’ compensation benefits and independent contractor abuses (again, we’ll leave those to the lawyers). But one thing seems evident: job-related health issues stand to contribute significantly to the immigrant health conversation and may lead to a greater demand for health services.

This is certainly new and exciting territory for our immigrant communities, and for public health. Even with all of these legal and policy mysteries, we at AMPHS couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this dialogue. However the IAEA reforms play out, we’ll be there to track and advise on any changes to healthcare access. We’ll continue to offer free health screenings to our community members without regard to legal status or coverage. We’ll do our best to diversify the impacts on Brooklyn’s community health system by providing an additional point of care. And we’ll continue to celebrate the acknowledgement and political advancement of the wonderful people we serve.

A door was opened on Thursday, November 20th. Let’s do all we can to make the most of that opening, and to see where else it can lead.

Link to photo at NYIC page

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United for Justice and Opportunity: AMPHS Joins NYIC’s “Consular ID Event”

Shortly after 9am on Sunday, September 28, immigrant community members and their families began to trickle through the front doors of P.S. 24 in Sunset Park. They were greeted by smiling representatives of the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) who signed them in and gave them itineraries for the day’s events, which included presentations by various organizations on the opportunities, resources, and services available to immigrant communities.

2014-09-28 10.13.16-1Tables were set up along the front hallways where community members could minglewith volunteers and learn more about each organization. The New York Legal Assistance Group repurposed the cafeteria to offer counseling to unaccompanied minors and to those who might be eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). And of course—the central purpose of the event—representatives from the consulates of Mexico and El Salvador were set up in the auditorium to issue passports and consular IDs to community members.

Volunteer Nick manned the AMPHS table

Volunteer Nick manned the AMPHS table

By noon, the hallways were bustling.

“We do these events nearly every month during the school year,” explained NYIC’s Director of Special Projects, Betsy Plumb. She wore a T-shirt that read: United for Justice and Opportunity. “We are really taking advantage of a policy change in 2011, which allows New York City school safety divisions to be able to accept consular IDs or foreign passports for entry. Before, parents without identification were having difficulty entering the schools their children were going to. This allows them access, along with the ability to better engage with their children’s education.”

Betsy told us that usually around 600 people attend these events, and that over the last three years approximately 22,000 New Yorkers have been assisted.

“The intent with the IDs was to fill a practical need,” said Claudia Calhoon, NYIC Health Advocacy Senior Specialist. She motioned toward the community members lined up in the auditorium and waiting in the seats. “Then we thought, we have a captive audience, right? So why not provide other kinds of outreach and helpful information while they wait?”

Advocacy groups like the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund presented on DACA eligibility and benefits. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office spoke about ways to prevent immigrant fraud and to seek redress for crimes already committed. The City University of New York discussed scholarship opportunities and ways to seek financial aid. Even Council Member Carlos Menchaca was there to show his support.

Not to mention our very own Hewett Chiu and Mon Yuck Yu, who presented on immigrant healthcare issues. They also offered blood pressure screenings at the event.

AMPHS's Hewett Chiu and Mon Yuck Yu

AMPHS’s Hewett Chiu and Mon Yuck Yu

“Getting AMPHS involved is great,” Claudia told us, “because you do stuff that we don’t do. So we can let people know about these other resources and provide a more holistic set of services.”

Not only was this an opportunity for community members to learn about these helpful resources, but it was also an occasion for the organizations themselves to meet, discuss future collaborations, and share their stories.

One young woman from Atlas: DIY, Developing Immigrant Youth, came to our table to introduce herself. She spoke of her own experience as an undocumented immigrant and how Atlas: DIY helped her to achieve DACA status. It can be difficult, she explained, for young people with DACA status to get work, because employers aren’t always able to see a history of education or relevant work experience, so one thing Atlas: DIY does is offer its members vocational courses. After getting a job as a receptionist, she was so grateful that she continued to work with Atlas: DIY, eventually becoming their Director of Operations and Outreach.

This was the first event AMPHS and NYIC participated in together, and we certainly hope it isn’t that last. It was a day of community, information-sharing and solidarity, and we at AMPHS were thrilled to be a part of it.

 

Working with Menchaca

As an organization devoted to serving the immigrant population, you can imagine how excited we were when Carlos Menchaca, a Mexican-American, won a seat on the New York City Council. And to make it even better, he represents our very own Sunset Park community! We always knew that we’d work together, and it looks like that’s going to be happening soon.

We met with two members of his staff this week, Lee Wellington and Rossanna Mercedes, and we were thrilled by their interest in our work. We had a great discussion, and several collaborations were suggested. We look forward to working closely with the Councilman and his office!

We want to give big thanks also to the councilman for helping us obtain NYC Discretionary Funding for 2015. This will allow us to continue to focus on our community health literacy efforts and improve our current clinical programs, including building much-needed additional screening rooms and offering basic blood testing.

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From left, Rossanna Mercedes, AMPHS’s Hewett Chiu, and Lee Wellington

AMPHS Collaborates with the NY Lawyers for Public Interest to Protect Patient Rights

NYLPIAMPHS is proud to announce a new partnership with the New York Lawyers for Public Interest (NYLPI).

Based in New York City, the mission of NYLPI is to facilitate equality and civil rights by furthering justice in the realms of health, disability and the environment. Institutional barriers such as a lack of proper healthcare providers in underserved neighborhoods and segregation of patients based on income are only some issues that people of color face. By partnering with hospitals and healthcare organizations, NYLPI fights against closure of clinics, challenges the practice of unequal healthcare and organizes community outreach events, so that immigrant families can gain healthcare information in the language they speak. NYLPI is one of the few organizations in New York that aims to bring racial justice to health care advocacy.

AMPHS, in collaboration with NYLPI, will work to help connect underserved immigrant community members with the proper resources so they can receive the healthcare they deserve. In line with its mission, NYLPI will provide legal help and counseling for uninsured and undocumented immigrants, and act as advocates for individuals that have been denied access to care. This includes helping AMPHS clients file legal paperwork and contacting hospitals to ensure that community members get the medical help they need. Staff attorneys will also connect community members to their extensive referral network for additional legal or social assistance as appropriate. Moreover, NYPLI plans to work directly with AMPHS to provide free “Know Your Rights” workshops to the Sunset Park community as well as equip AMPHS volunteers with the resources for counseling and advising community members seeking help.

For more information about NYLPI, visit www.nylpi.org 

A Big Welcome to Councilman Carlos Menchaca to Sunset Park!

City Councilmember Carlos Menchaca Taking Oath of Office Photo Credit: William Alatriste

City Councilmember Carlos Menchaca Taking Oath of Office
Photo Credit: William Alatriste

AMPHS is pleased to welcome Mr. Carlos Menchaca – the first Mexican American member to be elected to public office in New York – as a Council Member for the 38th district which includes Bay Ridge towers, Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights, Red Hook and Windsor Terrace. Menchaca was officially sworn into office at a symbolic inauguration ceremony at Sunset Park High School on Sunday, January 12, 2014.

AMPHS was delighted to be in attendance to witness the historic ceremony, which was joined by a number of public officials including: Public Advocate Letitia James; U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer; State Senator Velmanette Montgomery; City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; Councilmembers Vincent Gentile, Brad Lander, David Greenfield, Stephen Levin, Antonio Reynoso and Jumaane Williams; Assemblymember Felix Ortiz; and Former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. The ceremony, hosted by Linda Sarsour, featured inspirational speeches by community leaders, praising Carlos’ continuing dedication to advancing the public good. It was a time of mixed emotions that emphasized the importance of diversity and community support.

Thirty three year-old Menchaca grew up in El Paso, Texas, after which he came to Brooklyn, New York and started his political career as a community organizer. Carlos has been active in super-storm Sandy recovery efforts as well.

As compared to other ethnic populations, a greater proportion of Mexican Americans are in the US on less than stable legal grounds; hence Carlos’ presence in city council will prove to be extremely beneficial.

Growing up in public housing and attending public schools, Carlos has had first-hand experience in the inequalities of life and promises to work hard to give opportunities to immigrants who may not have the same resources as others. His efforts as Councilmember will include:

  • increasing community health and wellness,
  • improving the community’s resilience to disasters,
  • making affordable housing more accessible,
  • improving the quality of public schools and after-school programs, and
  • training residents with new skills, and providing them with living wage salary.

We would like to welcome Carlos to the community, and look forward to working with him to increase health care accessibility in Sunset Park and the rest of New York City.

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

Sara Gonzalez

Councilwoman Sara M. Gonzalez
(Photo Credit: http://council.nyc.gov/)

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 brings free health screenings to victims of Hurricane Sandy in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Above Assemblyman Feliz W. Ortiz (Center) AMPHS Stuff (Left/Right)

Assemblyman Feliz W. Ortiz (Center) AMPHS Staff (Left/Right)

The Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS), a healthcare non-profit organization located in Brooklyn, NY, participated in the Health, Resource & Job Fair, hosted and organized by NYS Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz on Saturday, November 10th in Red Hook, Brooklyn to provide free health screenings to all community members, but especially to victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz leads a distinguished career in public service, public health and safety issues.   He is a nationally and internationally recognized leader, who has fought for legislation supporting children, families, and immigrants. As leader of Assembly District 51 and Chair of the Mental Health Committee, he has organized the fair in the effort to advance health awareness among underprivileged Latino communities in Red Hook and assist with Post-Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

The event was attended by many important institutions and non-profits such as Rite Aid, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, New York City’s YMCA, NYS Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz, The Brooklyn Free Clinic, The Fresh Air Fund, New York Labor Department, New York City College of Technology, New York City Family Justice Center, American Diabetes Association, HealthFirst, Fire Department City of New York, TheraCare, MTA NYC Transit, among others. Each attending organization distributed informational resources and giveaways according to their missions and attendees’ needs. All participating institutions and organizations, including AMPHS, distributed informational resources on education, healthcare, employment, and security. Nonperishable food and blankets were distributed as well. The participation and commitment of the many organizations and volunteers were extremely important for the Red Hook community, bringing hope and healing to the post-disaster victims there.

AMPHS clinical volunteers performed free health screenings such as blood pressure measurements, heart rate assessments, and memory and cognition screenings. AMPHS distributed literature and healthcare insurance options and gave relevant information to community members affected by Hurricane Sandy. Health information distributed ranged from resources on high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes to diet and heart disease.

AMPHS’ participation in the health event has made a significant impact on the Red Hook community. “We are so grateful to all of the organizations/agencies and the individual representatives for taking time out of your busy schedules to table at this event. Your support and the services that you provided are immeasurable,” commented Sara Jacobs, Community Liaison at the Office of Assembly Member Felix W. Ortiz.

“AMPHS is making a difference in the lives of these people, many who were hurricane victims and had a great need for our services,” said Mon Yuck, Chief of Staff at AMPHS. “This is a very tough time for residents in the area and they are the ones who need our services most.”

AMPHS will continue offering free comprehensive health screenings to all community members who need it. AMPHS welcomes everyone who wants to attend to its in-house health screenings, which are offered in its office in Sunset Park once a month. All screenings are FREE and strictly confidential.

AMPHS Heads Uptown for National Action Network Health Fair

September 10, 2012

National Action Network’s (NAN) Headquarters in Harlem, New York City.

Volunteers of Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) made their way to National Action Network’s (NAN) headquarters in Harlem, New York to participate as a vendor at their 2nd annual community health fair on Saturday, September 8th.  The event marks the second time this year AMPHS has been involved in NAN’s health-related activities. The event was scheduled to take place outdoors but moved indoors due to heavy rains.  It was also open to the public.

The heavy rain didn’t stop the health fair or AMPHS volunteers from traveling from Brooklyn to provide the much needed healthcare services for the community, primarily comprised of African Americans. AMPHS had a total of six volunteers, two of which were members of the clinical team who provided community members with blood pressure, memory and cognition, heart rate and respiration screenings, and nutrition and lifestyle choices consultations.

Twenty community members were provided with Community Health Resource session and healthcare overview, and many members received free Big Apple Rx cards that provide discounts for brand name and generic drug prescriptions. AMPHS screened a total of 26 people.

NAN’s 2nd annual community health fair was organized by Ms. Queenie Huling, Chairperson of the Health & Wellness Committee of NAN.

“Free music, Dancing Popcorn, ice cold juices, water and over 150 community members. If this sounds like a good time it was,” said Sandra George, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations. “Now add blood pressure screenings, nutritional counseling, health care resource information and a team of healthcare clinical and administrative staff. AMPHS was pleased to partner with NAN and offer health Screenings and provide healthcare resource information and counseling to the community.  Participating and having the opportunity to provide these important and needed services to the Harlem community was inspirational and fulfilling. More important was being able to provide these services in an atmosphere that was cheerful, comfortable and inviting to the community. AMPHS looks forward to a long relationship with the NAN Health and Wellness Committee.”

Latesha Richards, Director of Marketing, concurred. “We were so happy to have had the opportunity to bring our services to Harlem, work with the Health and Wellness Committee at NAN, and the Harlem community,” she said. “Based on the number of people who attended, and came to us to get screenings, we could tell that the need for healthcare services is great, and people are very interested in learning their healthcare status. All in all, we felt right at home there and had a wonderful time at the event.”

Children’s Defense Fund, National Action Network, and Raising Women’s Voices to Participate in AMPHS’ June 23rd Health Fair

June 12, 2012

Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS), a non-profit healthcare organization, is pleased to announce that Children’s Defense Fund, National Action Network, and Raising Women’s Voices will be participating in its “Know Your Health Status” Awareness Health Fair on Saturday, June 23, 2012.

Children’s Defense Fund, a non-profit organization in lower Manhattan that serves children and youth from impoverished families in the areas of justice, healthcare and education, will be providing needy families in Sunset Park with valuable information and resources to healthcare and healthcare insurance for their children.

Raising Women’s Voices is a national initiative working to ensure women’s voices are heard and their concerns are addressed as policymakers put the new health reform law into action.

Registered nurses from National Action Network”s Health and Wellness Committee, led by Ms. Queenie Huling, Chairperson, will also be in attendance to lend a helping hand to AMPHS in anticipation of the large turnout expected at the event.  Ms. Lisa Williams, RN will be one of the nurses present at the event.

“We expect this to be a wonderful event full of health screenings, health and wellness consultations, access to public healthcare resources, information, healthcare policy, fun and giveaways for the community of Sunset Park,” says Mr. Hewett Chiu, President & CEO, AMPHS.  “There is something from which every community member can benefit at this health fair, whether it be for themselves, their friends, relatives or children” he continues.

The event will be held on:

Saturday, June 23, 2012

First Church of the Brethren

352 60th Street (near 4th Avenue)

Brooklyn, NY 11220

9:00 – 2:00PM

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 free 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 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