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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 


National Nutrition Month: AMPHS March 16th FREE Health Screening & Health Insurance Enrollment

March 14, 2013

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In recognition of National Nutrition Month in March, Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) invites all Sunset Park residents and visiting New Yorkers to attend a FREE healthcare screening on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Sunset Park! Come learn how you can maintain good health and a balanced, nutritious diet. You can also enroll in affordable public healthcare insurance, if you are eligible!

When: Saturday, March 16, 2013

Time: 1 – 5PM

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

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A facilitated enroller from Affinity Health Plan be there to tell you about free or low-cost health insurance options for your children and family.

If you are interested in enrolling in affordable healthcare insurance, here’s what you will need to bringhealthy eating 3 with you.

– Proof of address (e.g. recent electric, telephone bill, etc.)

– Proof of child’s age (e.g. birth certificate, passport)

– Proof of income (e.g., 4 recent paycheck stubs)

– Social Security Card (if available)

Please be advised: anyone seeking affordable healthcare insurance must be a LEGAL resident of the U.S.

Friendly staff that speak Spanish will be there!

If you know anyone who would like to attend, please refer! Please note: All healthcare screenings are optional and information will be kept strictly confidential.


Here’s a copy of the flyer:

March 2013 – National Nutrition Month

March 2013 - National Nutrition Month

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.

Healthcare Insurance Enrollment at AMPHS September 15 Health Screening

August 29, 2012

Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) in collaboration with the NYC Mayor’s Office for Health Insurance Access/NYC Human Resources Administration will be enrolling community members in affordable public health insurance plans on Saturday, September 15th during their September – Heart Healthy (ENG) screening.  Friendly staff will be present on-site at AMPHS to enroll any community member, if eligible.  Community members will be screened for eligibility.  This initiative is part of AMPHS’s goal, after the Affordable Care Act, to connect people to resources for health insurance coverage  and to make an impact in the local Sunset Park neighborhood they serve.

Additionally, AMPHS will be distributing Big Apple Rx cards to anyone who needs assistance with filling their prescriptions.  Big Apple Rx offers an average of 47% of savings off medical prescriptions, including an average of 15% on brand drugs and 53% on generics. 

During AMPHS’ September – Heart Healthy (ENG) screening, AMPHS will be providing:

  • Body-mass index assessments
  • Visual acuity, pupillary reflex, and oculomotor function testing
  • Blood pressure measurements
  • Heart rate assessments
  • Respiration rate assessments
  • Oxygen saturation assessments
  • Memory and cognition screenings for detection of Alzheimer’s
  • HIV testing (oral swabs conducted by Interfaith Medical Center)
  • Nutrition and lifestyle choices consultations
  • Resource and network referrals to free community clinics for follow-up

You are invited to attend!  Admission is free.  Bring your family and friends! Healthcare insurance is not required.

The screening will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 1:00 – 5:00PM at AMPHS headquarters:

5306 Third Avenue at corner of 53rd Street

2nd Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11220

To access event flier, please click September – Heart Healthy (ENG)