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Brooklyn, NY, United States, 2012/06/21 - Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) announced that they will be launching their new branded community health program called “myAMPHS Community Membership Program” at the June 23rd Health Fair in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
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.
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.
Community members can continue to receive health care services under myAMPHS Community Membership Program. Under the myAMPHS Community membership program, each individual community member will continue to receive basic biometric healthcare screenings, nutrition and lifestyle choices consultations, in-depth individual evaluations, health access and coverage assistance (HACAP), prescription assistance program (PAP), resources and referrals for medical treatment, 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 low-income 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 in order to better assist them 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 headquarters, take advantage of discounts and other free or low cost incentives.
“myAMPHS is designed to give our community members a ticket to health and wellness. With myAMPHS Community Membership program, we want each individual community member to know that taking care of their health is within their reach and power, regardless of healthcare coverage, legal status, or ability to pay,” said Hewett Chiu, President and CEO, AMPHS. “At the same time, we want them to know they are being rewarded for reaching milestones” he continues.
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.
Information about the myAMPHS Community Membership program will be available at AMPHS “Know Your Health Status” Awareness Day Health Fair on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at which time any community member can enroll as a myAMPHS Community program member. Ask any AMPHS staff member about the myAMPHS Community Membership Program for more information.
Anyone with or without a pre-existing condition or healthcare insurance is eligible to enroll as a myAMPHS Community Member. At this time, the myAMPHS Community Membership program is available to individuals who reside in select areas of Brooklyn and Queens.
AMPHS welcomes people of all ages, genders, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds to attend the health fair. All screenings are non-invasive and strictly confidential. No ID is needed to participate.
The health fair will be held at:
First Church of the Brethren
352 60th Street (near 4th Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11220
9:00AM – 2:00PM
The Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) is a humanitarian 501©3 non-profit organization operated exclusively by volunteers dedicated to providing free and affordable 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.