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.

AMPHS Launches Newly Designed Website

February 1, 2013

It’s 2013, and it’s time for a new makeover! With an entirely new look and feel, easier navigation, and cleaner interface, anyone can search our website and find information about our programs, services, and register for CPR training courses easier and faster. People can now easily find out what centers to go to to get the applicable services they need. We’ve made a ton of improvements to the site:

  • Redesigned navigation to highlight the redefined focus on community public health & medical services.
  • Dedicated Clinical Services section to explain step by step to community members what to expect, how to prepare, and the background information for our medical services.
  • A dedicated project site for the Community Health Project.
  • Integrated social media & live Twitter feed on homepage.
  • Up to date monthly statistics on how many community members impacted.
  • Integrated myamphs account login pages for community members to access their health records; volunteers and staff to easily access their AMPHS systems.
  • Integrated IM client to live chat with AMPHS representatives as they are available.
  • The new site also allows anyone interested in volunteering or donating to us via our “Take Action” button on the upper right hand side of the screen.
  • Under the “Programs” tab, we included a program calendar that lists all of AMPHS’ upcoming activities for the month.

Here are some additional functionalities coming soon!

  • A dedicated Public Health & Wellness section with updates, advisories, media and other materials for anyone with internet connection to access our resource center without needing to come to office.
  • Translated site into Spanish for community members.

If you haven’t recently visited the site, please visit us at:

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Search, Shop and Dine to Support AMPHS

March 31, 2012

The Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) has an exciting and easy way for supporters to donate to their cause: the AMPHS toolbar on GoodSearch.

Once the toolbar is added to your internet browser (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), each time you shop at more than 2,500 stores (from Amazon to Zazzle), and/or dine at a participating restaurant, a percentage of your purchase will automatically be donated to Academy of Medical and Public Health Services, at no extra cost.  You may even save money as the toolbar provides coupons and deals as well.

The toolbar also has a search box and each time you search the Internet, about a penny is donated to Academy of Medical and Public Health Services.


Please pass this along to all of your friends. The two minutes it takes to add this toolbar to your browser can make a lifetime of difference!

Goodshop allows you to shop at your favorite stores while saving money and donating to your charity!  Shop at stores such as:

  • The Musician’s Friend
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • The North Face
  • McAfee
  • Staples
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Nordstrom
  • Kmart
  • 1-800 Flowers
  • Amazon
  • The Apple Store
  • Avon
  • Banana Republic
  • Barney’s New York
  • Bed, Bath and Beyond
  • Best Buy
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Brookstone
  • CB2
  • Choice Hotels

And so many more!

To get the toolbar, please go to:

Watch a video on how GoodSearch works:

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:

There are many other ways to donate to AMPHS’ cause, for more info, please visit us at: