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 Hosted “Health Reform & You” Tabling Event at Sunset Park BPL

By: Adriana Cardenas

Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS), a healthcare non-profit organization located in Brooklyn, NY, hosted a successful tabling event in partnership with Sunset Park Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on October 13 & 19 called “Health Reform & You.”

AMPHS reviewed the basis of health reform for community members, and the alternatives that exist for those who are not covered by the Affordable Care Act, such as undocumented immigrants. Event materials were presented in English, Spanish, and Chinese both days, which allowed an active participation by the community.

AMPHS distributed literature and healthcare insurance options and gave relevant information to community members about all the services offered by AMPHS.

“Health Reform & You” was part of the myAMPHS Open Access Program, which aims to break down the lack of access to care for undocumented immigrants, striving to provide affordable health for all people as a basic human right.

“AMPHS believes every person should have the opportunity to get access to all preventative care services,” said Mon Yuck, Chief of Staff at AMPHS.

Undocumented immigrants may be eligible to receive Permanent Residence Under Color of law (PRUCOL) Status, New York State Medicaid for Emergency Care, Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) / Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation (COBRA) Act, NYC Health and Hospital Corporation (HHC) assistance, Pre-natal Care Assistance Program & Family Planning Extension Program, and free and low cost clinics. AMPHS will provide  public community workshops, seminars, individual consultations, prescription assistance, regular health screenings, and wellness check-up for all Open Access members.

AMPHS is expecting to hold future events to provide health services to those who my need it. If you’d like more information, please call (212) 256-9036 or email at

AMPHS Launches myamphs Community Membership Program

June 18, 2012

Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) announced this week that they will be launching their new branded community health program called “myamphs Community Membership Program” at the Know Your Health Status Awareness Day Health Fair in Sunset Park, Brooklyn on Saturday, June 23, 2012.

myamphs Community Membership Program is part of a larger campaign the organization launched called “myamphs” that brings together all of AMPHS’ diverse programs and volunteer, donor, community member, professional member, and community and government leader stakeholders into one unified body.  The myamphs brand signifies a common experience that is personal to each and every contributor and participant of the AMPHS vision and mission.

So what does “myamphs”mean for community members? The newly branded “myamphs program” will have the greatest benefit overall for community members who do not have healthcare insurance and/or do not have access to medical services.

Any community member can continue to receive personalized and customized basic health care services under Academy of Medical and Public Health Services new branded community health program called the myamphs Community Membership Program.  Under the myamphs Community membership program, each individual community member will still receive their basic biometric healthcare screenings, nutrition and lifestyle choices consultations, in-depth individual evaluations, health access and coverage assistance (HACAP), prescription assistance, resources and referrals, and follow-up consultations, but now will be able to refer to the program by its new, more personalized name.

myamphs Community Membership program’s goal is to provide individuals and families living without access to healthcare and healthcare insurance with much needed healthcare services, resources, tools and incentives to empower and motivate them to care for and better maintain their and their family’s health and wellness.  The program seeks to retain all community members that have initially gone through healthcare screenings so they can receive better assistance with managing their health.

With the myamphs mywellness+ card, community members with or without healthcare insurance who want to participate in the program will have the opportunity to receive personalized follow-up consultations at AMPHS, take advantage of discounts at select merchants and other free or low cost incentives.

myamphs’ HACAP will also include an open access component whereby undocumented immigrants in New York City will be eligible to receive healthcare services.  This component of the program will be launching this summer.

So where ever you see the myamphs Community Membership logo, know that taking better care of your health and wellness is within your reach, no matter what your financial and economic circumstances are.

Detailed information about the program will be available at AMPHS “Know Your Health Status” Awareness Day Health Fair on Saturday, June 23, 2012 and on the AMPHS National Website: (on a near future date), at which time any community member can sign up to be a program member.  Ask any AMPHS staff member about the myamphs Community Membership Program for more information.  To date, the myamphs Community Membership program is only available to individuals who reside in select areas of Brooklyn and Queens.

The fair will be held at:

First Church of the Brethren

352 60th Street (near 4th Avenue), Sunset Park neighborhood

Brooklyn, NY 11220

Transportation: N or R train to 59th Street, Brooklyn

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.

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