Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of New York City’s 2012 Nonprofiteer of the Year

AMPHS is 4 years old!

fourth bdayFour years ago, on March 25, a few volunteers started teaching emergency preparedness classes to students from Brooklyn – and so AMPHS was born. A year later, we started free, monthly health screenings for basic tests such as blood pressure and vision problems. And now AMPHS has 40 volunteers – from doctors and nurses to translators and data scientists – and offers not only comprehensive health screenings, counseling and social assistance, but also health coaching, education workshops, and public health research.

Through these efforts, AMPHS has improved the lives of almost 2,000 people from our local communities. We thank all of our generous donors and volunteers for helping us get to this point, and we promise – with your support – to continue leading the fight to provide health services to vulnerable communities in New York City.

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AMPHS Chief of Staff Nominated as 2013 Nonprofiteer of the Year

1012369_10151714323799609_2090810445_nAcademy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) is proud to announce that their Chief of Staff, Mon Yuck Yu, was nominated for recognition as one of five finalists for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of New York City’s 2013 Nonprofiteer of the Year Award. This is the second year in a row that an AMPHS volunteer has received this honorary recognition.

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of New York City (YNPN-NYC) supports the professional development of the next generation of nonprofit leaders by providing opportunities for skill-building, information sharing, and networking. Each year, the Nonprofiteer of the Year Award is presented to a young nonprofit professional who has exemplified the values of the social sector and have made significant efforts in making their organization, and the sector as a whole, a better place.

Mon Yuck joined AMPHS in 2010, shortly after the organization was founded. In her time at AMPHS, she has been responsible for ensuring the stability of the nascent community organization by means of resource development, programming, and coordination of complex inter-departmental projects. As such, she has overseen the grants acquisitions, community engagement and public affairs, talent acquisition, staff engagement and satisfaction, and staff retention functions at AMPHS. Over the past three years, Mon Yuck has organized a number of successful staff engagement processes, such as the initial orientation session, volunteer outings, volunteer awards, the AMPHS “miniversity” workshop series  and the annual summer internship program. During this time, she has also single-handedly spearheaded a number of new clinical programs, including the highly successful vision assistance program, where AMPHS is now able to provide underserved community members with free and/or low-cost ophthalmological examinations and corrective lenses. In addition, she has worked to conduct community health research and needs assessments with her anthropological background and established a number of community partnerships. In the words of her nominee, “She takes on the challenges of the organizations as those of her own; and continually strives to deliver results at a higher standard each time through challenging herself.”

All five finalists were honored at YNPN-NYC’s anniversary event on June 27th during the YNPN-NY Annual Gala at the Center for Social Innovation and were asked to give inspirational speeches to attendees with career advice.

AMPHS congratulates Mon Yuck for receiving this prestigious nomination.

Join AMPHS in Congratulating President & CEO, Hewett Chiu, for his 2012 Nonprofiteer of the Year Nomination

Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS), President & CEO, Hewett Chiu, was recently nominated for recognition as the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of New York City’s 2012 Nonprofiteer of the Year.

Join AMPHS in congratulating him for his nomination.  Send Hewett your congratulatory note below!

AMPHS President & CEO Nominated as the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of New York City’s 2012 Nonprofiteer of the Year

June 21, 2012

Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS), announced that their President and CEO, Hewett Chiu, was nominated for recognition as the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of New York City’s 2012 Nonprofiteer of the Year, and is one of the five (5) finalists.

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of New York City (YNPN-NYC) supports the professional development of the next generation of nonprofit leaders by providing opportunities for skill-building, information sharing, and networking.

“Hewett founded the Academy of Medical & Public Health Services as a college freshman to fill in the gaps of healthcare. He wanted to increase healthcare access to underprivileged community members, making healthcare not a privilege, but a basic human right. In just two years and devoting a minimum of 20 hours per week to the cause, he grew the organization to become a recognized leader in health access as a community referral center. Hewett built a strong team of over 40 volunteers, completed over 215 free comprehensive community health screenings for cardiovascular risk factors, developed and implemented a sustainable community health model, and opened a community patient library for health education and research,” said one of his supporters.

All five finalists will be honored and the 2012 Nonprofiteer of the Year will be announced at YNPN-NYC’s upcoming anniversary event on June 28th.

AMPHS congratulates President and CEO, Hewett Chiu, for receiving this prestigious nomination.

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.