Academy of Medical & Public Health Services

Rating: 4.68 stars   40 reviews

Issues: Disaster Aid, Health, Human Services

Location: 5306 Third Avenue, Second Floor Brooklyn NY 11220 USA

Mission: AMPHS is a humanitarian 501(c)3 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 accessible community activities that forge a firm foundation for the improvement of health and well-being.
Results: We have held over 55 monthly free health screenings for underprivileged community members, partnering with local charities and organizations such as Interfaith Medical Center to provide HIV testing in addition to our standard risk factor screenings of BMI, blood pressure, visual acuity, and other vital signs. We have incorporated free prescription assistance, health insurance assistance, and corrective lenses assistance services into our programs to assist uninsured families. As an American Heart Association training site, we have trained over 300 people in emergency response skills, and are implementing a new Regional Community Training Program and Authorized Provider Program, which is anticipated to greatly increase the impact of our emergency preparedness courses.
Target demographics: Low-income community members who a) do not have healthcare access, b) do not have healthcare insurance, and c) have a language barrier that prevents them from understanding available resources.
Direct beneficiaries per year: a) Low-income community members located primarily in Sunset Park, Brooklyn who attend our health screenings and participate in our other programs; b) Children who attend Teddy Bear Clinic sessions; c) Students who take our emergency preparedness courses; d) Our volunteers who train with us and learn about public health and nonprofit management; e) Our partner institutions, which are able to make a greater community impact
Geographic areas served: Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Programs: Community Health Project Community Health Screenings Prescription Assistance Program Health Access & Coverage Assistance Program Vision Assistance Program Community Research & Resource Center Training & Preparedness in CPR/AED and First Aid

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

AMPHS exemplifies what a non-profit organization should look like on the ground, in the trenches, in the belly of the community. What they offer the residents of Sunset Park Brooklyn and Brooklyn proper is a seamless, professional, sentient team of health centered change agents who are a force that staunchly combats the health care issues the plague the underserved residents in the community. Kudos to this awesome "keyosi" and cadre of health care professionals. Margaret Pemberton, Turning Point

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Rating: 5 stars  

Excellent service to the community. I was enticed by their objectives as they focus in helping people that can't afford visiting a Doctor.

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Rating: 4 stars  

The volunteers at AMPHS are great people, giving up large amounts of time and energy to help those who really don't have anywhere else to go. The amount of difference they're able to make in the lives of others, with a small staff and a grass roots approach, is amazing.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

AMPHS is a great organization. The Volunteers and staff are extremely helpful and work with all of the communities.
They speak different languages that are in the community they serve.

There are not enought words to describe what a wonderful organization and how caring everyone is.

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Rating: 4 stars  

The best part about AMPHS is their dedication to their community and their volunteers. As a volunteer run organization it keeps the volunteers busy and motivated to work for the community. They always but the interests of those they serve first and always aim to shorten the health care gap that is far too large in this community. I am proud to volunteer my time with AMPHS and be able to see the benefits they make in people's lives.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Working at the office of a local elected official, I have worked with AMPHS to provide important services for our community during our events. They have not only contributed to our programs by offering screenings and workshops, but have also provided essential information about health and health access to those who need it most. They have done so much for our community and our community needs AMPHS! Thank you to all the work that you do -- your clinicians, translators, researchers, and your many other volunteers.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been attending this organization's health clinics for quite some time. I am low income and can hardly afford to pay for my meals and am also without health insurance. The volunteers here not only screened me, but connected me places where I could get further specialized treatment, my first pair of glasses to help me finally see clearly, as well as a food pantry, and places for free exercise programs. They are a wonderful organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I came to AMPHS because I was uninsured and had a problem with a torn meniscus. I came to see the AMPHS clinicians and they gave me a full physical exam and the physician and social worker spent nearly an hour with me explaining my condition and the different treatment options. They are a very professional group, even though they are a small organization, making a true difference in my life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

AMPHS is doing a great job serving immigrant community. They provide essential health screenings and education many community members would not be able to get otherwise.

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Rating: 5 stars  

AMPHS has been collaborating with the Project Renewal Scan Van Program for the purposes of bringing free mobile mammography program to underserved women in the the Sunset Park Booklyn area for several years. AMPHS provides essential health edcation, counseling, and social services as well as other basic health screenings to a community with a large population of uninsured and poorly insured Asain and Latina people. This essential non--profit has been a very successful partner to our program. They help us to reach out and serve women who are generally unscreened or rarely screened for breast cancer. They are a trusted community organization b the people they serve. As such our collaboration has resulted in the screening of patients that were previously rarely screened or never screened. Now these patients return for routine screenings and are provided with the benefits that regular breast cancer screening exams provide. We are proud to be a partner with AMPHS. Together we are making a difference.

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