The Academy of Medical and Public Health Services is a grassroots nonprofit organization working to enhance healthcare accessibility among underserved communities in the New York City area. We work primarily in the immigrant community of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, where over a quarter of the population is uninsured and nearly one-third suffers from chronic health conditions. As an entrepreneurial community-based organization, we are trying to fill in the gaps where the health care system leaves off. We do this by engaging in the community, researching their health care needs, offering free health screenings, health care assistance, education workshops, and community preparedness training, and connecting them with the resources they need--regardless of their immigration status. We are currently seeking long-term volunteers who are interested in assisting us in a clinical capacity to screen, counsel and educate screening participants. Candidates can have the choice to work on site at our facilities, remotely in the field at community public health events, or both.
The Academy of Medical & Public Health Services holds free in-house health screenings on Saturdays of every month, as well as community health fairs with partner organizations throughout the year, where our volunteers help underprivileged community members in the New York City (and in particular, the Brooklyn Sunset Park area) conduct regular disease screenings. Most of the screening participants lack health insurance or experience language barriers that prevent them from accessing available health resources. For many of the community members that come in, it is their first time receiving a health assessment in many years; after assessing their conditions, we help connect them to resources (such as free clinics) in the local neighborhood.
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Ideal commitment for this position is two Saturdays per month; however, we are flexible based on your availability.
The Academy of Medical and Public Health Services is a grassroots nonprofit organization working to enhance healthcare accessibility among underserved communities in the New York City area. We work primarily in the…