We're building a future where Montgomery County, MD residents of African descent are as healthy and as safe as the rest of the population.

UPDATE: 
The Montgomery County Council unanimously passed a resolution calling racism a "public health crisis."  
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In Montgomery County and the U.S., African Americans have the lowest health status compared to other racial/ethnic groups. The African American Health Program (AAHP) works to close this disparity by providing free, critical health services, helping  African Americans thrive in all aspects of life and society.

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

We provide education, counseling, support groups and case management to expecting mothers.
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DIABETES/HEART HEALTH

We conduct free classes and health screenings to help prevent and manage diabetes and heart disease.
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HIV/AIDS/STI

We provide free and confidential HIV testing and pre- and post-test counseling.
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CANCER

We provide cancer prevention, education, community outreach and referrals.
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MENTAL HEALTH

We raise awareness and provide mental health education, screenings and referrals.
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ORAL HEALTH

We provide educational materials at community outreach events focusing on oral health and disease prevention.
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African American Women and Breast Cancer 

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, AAHP presents the below video on breast cancer and its risk factors, how to decrease risk, how to conduct breast self-exams, mammogram recommendations, what to do if you find a lump, and how to cope with a diagnosis.

Montgomery County Expands Emergency Assistance Relief Payment Program

The County’s Emergency Assistance Relief Payment (EARP) program has expanded to include support for families affected by lost income as a result of having someone in the household with COVID-19. Income guidelines of the EARP program will also increase to 150 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) and benefit amounts have increased as well.

“I have said from the beginning of this pandemic that we must provide assistance to people in need as much as we can,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “Expanding the eligibility criteria will allow us to support more low-income families who have experienced loss of income due to COVID-19. We will get through this crisis, and this program was designed to help more families get the assistance they need to survive.”

For more information, please visit the County’s COVID-19 website.

latest news

September 30, 2020
Senior Home Safety Visit Program Receives 2020 Achievement Award

The African American Health Program (AAHP) and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service (MCFRS) were recently awarded a 2020 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). This prestigious award […]

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September 24, 2020
Breast Care for Washington's MammoVan Offering Mammograms

To help ensure that Black women in Montgomery County have access to life-saving mammograms, AAHP has teamed up with @BreastCareDC to bring their mammovan to the People’s Community Baptist Church […]

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upcoming EVENTS

Due to health concerns related to COVID-19, all Health Promotion classes will be held online and regular services have been postponed.

Click on the day or the event for details.


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African American Women and Breast Cancer 

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, AAHP presents the below video on breast cancer and its risk factors, how to decrease risk, how to conduct breast self-exams, mammogram recommendations, what to do if you find a lump, and how to cope with a diagnosis.
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Latest news

September 30, 2020
Senior Home Safety Visit Program Receives 2020 Achievement Award

The African American Health Program (AAHP) and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service (MCFRS) were recently awarded a 2020 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). This prestigious award […]

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September 24, 2020
Breast Care for Washington's MammoVan Offering Mammograms

To help ensure that Black women in Montgomery County have access to life-saving mammograms, AAHP has teamed up with @BreastCareDC to bring their mammovan to the People’s Community Baptist Church […]

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August 14, 2020
August is National Breastfeeding Month

August is National Breastfeeding Month, an observance that celebrates breastfeeding and its numerous benefits for mothers and babies. While it’s commonly understood that breastfeeding provides a plethora of health benefits […]

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upcoming EVENTS

Due to health concerns related to COVID-19, all Health Promotion classes will be held online and regular services have been postponed.

Click on the day or the event for details.

No matter your age, gender, or health status, it's important to make your health a priority. 
AAHP can help. 

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The African American Health Program is funded and administered by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and implemented by McFarland & Associates, Inc.
1401 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 777-1833
info@aahpmontgomerycounty.org
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