The African American Health Program is committed to eliminating health disparities and improving the number and quality of years of life for African Americans in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Focus Areas

One Healthy Life Leads to Another


  • New Year, New You

    It’s 2017, a brand new year to build your best life. If you’ve decided to make 2017 the year you succeed in losing weight and getting healthy and fit, you have a partner in AAHP. We provide culturally relevant tools, support, and other resources that address obesity from a holistic approach through programming across our six focus areas. African Americans have the highest prevalence of obesity among all ethnic/racial groups, which corresponds with health disparities that place African Americans squarely at the bottom. As AAHP works to strengthen the health of African Americans in Montgomery County, we encourage everyone to make their health a top priority in 2017. The priceless reward of better health will be well worth every bit of effort.


  • January 1, 2017

    MLK Jr. Day of Service Opportunities

    AAHP encourages county residents to join our staff in participating in the numerous volunteer opportunities occurring throughout Montgomery County in observance of MLK Jr. Day of Service on January 16. These family-friendly service projects include packaging food for the hungry, park cleanups, and helping with food drives. Participating students will be eligible for Student Service Learning hours. For more information, visit and

Community Health News

  • January 1, 2017

    Join the 100-Mile Challenge!

    Montgomery County Parks invites county residents to join the 100-Mile Challenge! Participants may enter as an individual or group to meet the challenge of walking, running or exercising the equivalent of one mile a day for 100 days. Weekly support will be offered and prizes will be awarded. For details and registration, visit The challenge begins with the kickoff event on Saturday, January 21. 

    View/download the brochure

Stay Connected: