Sunset Park Brooklyn

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.

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Air Pollution in Sunset Park & How to Live with It

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Air pollution in urban areas is almost always a health problem and Sunset Park is no exception. According to the EPA, the six most common air pollutants are: ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and lead. [1] The summertime exacerbates the negative health effects of these pollutants; children, the elderly, and people with asthma and heart disease are shown to be more vulnerable. [3] What are these pollutants, their health effects, and ways to reduce our exposure to and personal emissions of them? Sunset Park is on the top five Brooklyn communities with the highest lung cancer rate, according to a 2010 cancer report by SUNY Downstate. [7] It also has a high respiratory and cardiovascular hospitalization rate due to particulate matter exposure compared to most of Brooklyn. Asthma emergency hospitalizations due to particulate matter in adults is also high compared to most of Brooklyn. [3] Although air pollution is not the only cause for these news, it definitely plays a large role in the health of community members.

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Gowanus Expressway, 3rd Avenue

Sunset Park is the site of a considerable amount of industrial activity, including construction, dry cleaners, electronics manufacturing, food manufacturing, and more. They contribute to sulfur dioxide, particulate matter (airborne particles), and other harmful emissions. Moreover, the vehicles on the Gowanus Expressway, which runs right down the middle of Sunset Park, and the busy avenues are heavy sources of pollutants such as particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and benzene (a carcinogen also found in cigarettes). [1] All these pollutants irritate the lungs and some affect the heart too by changing heart rhythm and increasing blood pressure. In the summertime, ground level ozone can be a serious problem in Sunset Park because it is produced by the interaction of sunlight with nitrogen oxides (NOx), which are released by vehicles, industrial activity, and volatile organic compounds (e.g. paints, pesticides, and building materials). Ozone can irritate lungs, cause coughing and wheezing, worsen asthma and lower resistance to lung infections. [3]

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Side Street on 49th Street

Contrary to what many people think, ozone levels may be higher in more low-traffic areas of Sunset Park because of ozone scavenging. [3] Ozone scavenging actually destroys ozone and happens when a large concentration of nitrogen oxides, mainly released from vehicles in this case, interacts with ozone and forms different compounds. [3] Therefore, areas in Sunset Park with less vehicles may actually have higher ozone level concentrations. Studies also show that parallel side streets (e.g. 53rd and 54th street) may have up to four times as much carbon monoxide than on main streets (e.g. 3rd Ave and 5th Ave) because there is not enough air flow on the side streets and pollutants tend gather up there. Pockets of air pollutants can collect on tight and sheltered streets, making them as unhealthy as being on busy streets. [5] Indoor air pollution is also a problem. Buildings in Sunset Park built before 1978 may still contain lead. Outdoor air pollution can easily get into and stay inside homes. Cooking with gas or electric appliances without a good venting hood can generate a lot of indoor air pollution, including particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and volatile organic compounds [4]. Here are some tips to reduce attracting air pollution indoors and keep indoor air fresh:

  1. Have a floor mat at the entrance.
  2. Take off shoes at the entrance.
  3. Mop floors and keep them clean.
  4. Open windows at night to let air circulate.
  5. Get your home checked for radon, a colorless and odorless gas that can significantly increase your risk of lung cancer.
  6. Keep a healthy humidity level to prevent mold and dust mite growth.
  7. Use more natural detergents, fragrance products, and cleaners.
  8. Get a good venting hood for cooking. [2], [4]

It is important to note that the health effects of air pollution are usually combined with other factors, including noise pollution from the honking cars, diet, and other preexisting health conditions. There is little sense in avoiding air pollution altogether, but here some ways to reduce your exposure and to live with it:

  1. Energy StarDo your exercise routine in the morning or at night, not in the sunny afternoons when ozone levels are highest.
  2. Don’t smoke or smoke less.
  3. Avoid streets that are surrounded by buildings, which can be “pockets” for air pollutants.
  4. Save electricity by unplugging unused appliances and buying Energy Smart appliances.
  5. Carpool or use public transportation; avoid traffic by planning ahead.
  6. Conserve water.
  7. Recycle.
  8. Have a garden or grow plants both indoors and outdoors. [1]

You can check your air quality forecasts and health risks at www.airnow.gov. [6]

Written by Karen Ouyang.

Works Cited

1. What are the Six Common Air Pollutants?. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/airquality/urbanair/

2. Davis, J. Breathe Easy: 5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality. Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/lung/features/12-ways-to-improve-indoor-air-quality?page=3

3. Millay, S. Air Pollution and the Health of New Yorkers:The Impact of Fine Particles and Ozone. Retrieved from http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/eode/eode-air-quality-impact.pdf

4. Smith, P. The Kitchen as a Pollution Hazard. Retrieved from http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/the-kitchen-as-a-pollution-hazard/?_r=2

5. Underwood, K. Want to Reduce Your Air Pollution Exposure? Cross the Street. Retrieved from http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/want-to-reduce-your-air-pollution-exposure-cross-the-street.html

6. Today’s AQI Forecast. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/airquality/urbanair/

7. LaRose, J. Brooklyn Community Health Report. Retrieved from http://www.downstate.edu/bhr/reports/Cancer-Report-2010.pdf

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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 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!

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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:

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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!

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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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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: http://www.amphsonline.org.

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.

New Eyes for the Needy – Free Prescription Glasses

February 4, 2013

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Back in November, we announced that we partnered with Vision USA to help eligible individuals apply for ophthamology check-ups at no cost to Brooklyn residents.

We are pleased to announce that, along with Vision USA, we have also partnered with New Eyes for the Needy to help low-income community members without health insurance obtain free professional eye examinations and free prescription glasses.

In collaboration with Vision USA and New Eyes for the Needy, our Vision Assistance Program makes receiving free eye healthcare possible for those in need. We are the only organization authorized to offer Vision USA services in Brooklyn.

How does this program work? During our monthly in-house screenings, clinical volunteers will continue to offer the routine Snellen eye checks but if they find that the community member needs prescription glasses, they will assist them in applying forprofessional follow-up through Vision USA, where they can obtain a free basic eye exam and lenses prescription. Both programs require community members to fulfill certain qualifications, including income levels and health insurance status. Immigrants who are unable to participate in the Vision USA program may qualify alternatively for the New Eyes program, given that they obtain a prescription from a local optometrist, which often costs $20-$30. We have been able to help community members who are unemployed and uninsured obtain glasses for free or for a low price, when they were deterred from ophthalmologists that they had visited from obtaining glasses because of the cost.

To apply for these free ophthalmology services, a community member must work with a charitable organization (such as AMPHS), a social worker, case worker, or a community health agency to submit an application.

Any one in need of free eye care services can visit our headquarters office in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and be screened. Right now, we are only taking applications during our monthly in-house screenings, and other special events, where indicated.

Our office is located at:

5306 Third Avenue (at 53rd Street)

2nd floor

Brooklyn, NY 11220

We encourage everyone to check our National Event Calendar for dates for our monthly in-house screenings and other special health events and screenings.

About New Eyes for the Needy

New Eyes for the Needy was established in 1932 and works globally to improve the vision of poor children and adults who do not have health care support. In doing so, they: 

  • Purchase new eyeglasses in the United States, and
  • Recycle donated glasses for distribution in developing nations worldwide

New Eyes works collaboratively with social service agencies, optical dispensers and vision missions, improving the lives of over 7,500,000 people in the US and 87 countries around the world since its founding. Social service agencies first screen the community member for income eligibility and assist them in filing out a form to send in to New Eyes along with a recent vision prescription. Should they be approved, New Eyes will send a voucher to the agency within 4 weeks, which the agency will remit to the community member.

Both programs require community members to fulfill certain qualifications, including income levels and health insurance status. Immigrants who are unable to participate in the Vision USA program may qualify alternatively for the New Eyes program, given that they obtain an prescription from a local optometrist, which often costs $20-$30. We have been able to help community members who are unemployed and uninsured obtain glasses for free or for a low price, when they were deterred from opthamologists that they had visited from obtaining glasses because of the cost.

About Vision USA

Vision USA was established in 1991 to provide basic eye examinations to Americans in need, and is currently available in 39 states and the District of Columbia. American Optometric Association (AOA) works primarily with member social agencies and optometrists to connect low-income community members with no health care access to the basic vision care they need. Social agencies will assess community members’ eligibility for the Vision USA program and thereafter, assist them in filing out the appropriate paperwork to apply for assistance. AOA will then make a referral for the community member to visit a local member optometrist, who donates their services at no cost.

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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: www.amphsonline.org.

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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 national@amphsonline.org.

AMPHS Partners with Vision USA to Offer Free Ophthalmology Check-ups

November 5, 2012

By Adriana Cardenas

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The Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) has partnered with Vision USA to help  eligible individuals apply for ophthamology check-ups at no cost to Brooklyn residents. AMPHS is the only organization authorized to offer Vision USA services in Brooklyn.

During our in-house screenings, clinical volunteers will continue to offer the routine Snellen eye checks but if they find that the community member needs prescription glasses, they will assist them in applying for VisionUSA service and professional follow-up.  To apply for these free ophthamology services, a community member must work with a charitable organization (such as AMPHS), a social worker, case worker, or a community health agency to submit an application.

Vision USA was created in 1991 by The Optometry Cares and the American Optometric Association (AOA) Foundation to provide basic eye examinations to low income Americans across the U.S. Vision USA is currently available in 40 states.

“We are delighted to partner with Vision USA,” Mr. Hewett Chiu, President & CEO, AMPHS, said. “Their commitment to provide free eye examinations to people in need was a perfect fit for our community members in Sunset Park.” 

All community members who need vision examinations and cannot afford health insurance are very welcome to apply through AMPHS at anytime. AMPHS also provides health screenings once a month which include: body mass index assessment, blood pressure measurement, heart and respiration rate, oxygen saturation, memory and HIV screenings, nutrition and lifestyle choices consultations. All screenings are FREE and strictly confidential.

We are continuously working hard to identify the healthcare needs of this community,” Chiu said. “This is one of many services that we’re adding to our growing list of preventative healthcare offerings.”

About AMPHS

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.

About Vision USA

Vision USA is a program created by The Optometry Cares and the AOA Foundation.  This foundation was incorporated as a non-profit and strives to expand eye health and vision care access to everyone in the U.S. Vision USA was created in 1991 to provide basic eye examinations to low income Americans across the U.S, and is currently available in 40 states.

Enroll in health insurance at AMPHS’ Health Screening on Nov 17th

November 5, 2012

For those of you who wish to sign up for healthcare insurance or have family, friends, and neighbors who need insurance, you can enroll in affordable healthcare insurance at Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS’) healthcare screening on Saturday, November 17th from 1:00 – 5:00 PM!  A facilitated enroller will be present to hand out information, answer your questions, and enroll you, your loved ones, and neighbors in affordable public healthcare plans.

Enrollment will be done by appointment only!  Please call to make an appointment:

English & Spanish speakers, call (646) 543-8830

Chinese speakers, call (646) 543-3018

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In recognition of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, AMPHS will be screening for risk factors for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. You don’t have to be 65 years of age or older to get screened!  Risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, Type-2 diabetes, genetics, and other risk factors may contribute to Alzheimer’s Disease or early-onset Alzheimer’s.  Because early-onset Alzheimer’s can happen before 65 years of age, we encourage community members as young as 21 years of age to screened, especially if the disease runs in the family.

Alzheimer’s Disease Screening and Public Health Insurance Enrollment

Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 1:00PM – 5:00PM

5306 Third Avenue at 53rd Street, 2nd floor,

Brooklyn, NY 11220

Screenings offered:

  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Body Mass Index Assessment (Height and Weight)
  • Dietary Consultation
  • Heart & Respiration Rate Screening
  • HIV Screening (Oral—Offered by Interfaith Medical Center)
  • Memory Screening
  • Vision Screening
  • Prescription Assistance (Offered by Big Apple Rx)
  • Public Health Insurance Enrollment *Appointment Necessary*

For health insurance enrollment, please call:

English & Spanish speakers, call (646) 543-8830

Chinese speakers, call (646) 543-3018

NO Insurance or ID Required!  Anyone of any age can get screened!  All screenings and consultations are free, strictly confidential and performed with your consent.