Caribbean American Medical & Scientific Association | New York | CAMSA

CAMSA, Inc.

P.O. Box 3094

Grand Central Station

New York, NY 10163-3094

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Outreach Programs

CAMSA's Outreach Program includes conducting medical missions to underserved communities throughout the Caribbean, organizing conferences, health fairs and town hall meetings geared towards health promotion and the prevention of chronic diseases. Our program also includes health screening and distribution of literature.

Medical Missions
 

CAMSA medical missions primarily to the Caribbean target underserved areas in the countries with permission of the Ministries of Health.  CAMSA teams with organizations such as Caribbean American Outreach Association, Millenium Sistahs and Partnership for healthy Families to conduct health outreach in e.g. Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Jamaica and St. Lucia. Members pay their own transportation and accommodation expenses. The volunteer multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and others see both adult and pediatric patients, doing physical examinations, treating urgent problems, dispensing medication and providing counseling. CAMSA welcomes other healthcare professionals to join us as we plan future missions.

Conferences
 
  • Nutrition, Obesity & Diabetes

St. Mark's Church

Brooklyn, NY

  • Obesity

Hammer Health Science Center at

Columbia-Presbyterian Campus

New York, NY

  • Immigrant Health Issues

Hammer Health Science Center at

Columbia-Presbyterian Campus

New York, NY

  • Disaster Awareness for

Community Preparedness
York College

Jamaica, NY

  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Brooklyn, NY

  • Disaster Awareness for

Community Preparedness

New York Methodist Hospital

Brooklyn, NY

Health Forums and Fairs
 

CAMSA regularly provides health screenings and distributes information to enhance the awareness of local communities about practices to maintain good health. Over the years, CAMSA volunteers have participated in community events, including the annual Barbados Fun & Family Day in Brooklyn, NY, at churches, civic associations and other non-profit organizations as well as the Local 1181 Health & Welfare Union and Caribbean American Health Summit.

Special Project: Haiti
 

   Within a week of the 2010 devastating earthquake in Haiti, CAMSA’s Dr. Patricia Nicholas, a Haitian-born podiatrist, was on the ground in Leogane, the epicenter of the earthquake providing health care to the injured. Her empathy for her people would lead her to establish, first a medical clinic and later a school in the village of O’Rouck near Anse-a-Veau, some 96 kilometers west of the capitol, Port-au -Prince. Other CAMSA members were part of the initial missions to O’Rouck, and CAMSA and individual members have continued to make financial and other donations over the years. The clinic has a pharmacy and is staffed by a doctor and support personnel. Services have been expanded. The school is accredited by the Haitian government and now educates over 140 children in various grades. Jobs have been created and other activities have contributed to local economy. CAMSA will proudly continue to support the excellent work going on in O’Rouck where it can. To donate or volunteer, please contact Dr. Nicholas at:  healthystep@aol.com