Our top priority at AAHP is the safety and the well-being of our program participants and families. Regardless of the environment, this is our top priority every day. We are closely monitoring the latest developments and encourage everyone to follow guidance from local, national, and international authorities as follows:

We are asking that everyone practice social distancing and limiting interactions with groups of people unless absolutely necessary and anyone that’s currently sick or is of high risk of getting severely sick from the illness STAY HOME. Those at high risk include:

  • The Elderly: People who are over the age of 60 are at a higher risk of developing a severe case of COVID-19, according to data collected by the WHO. The highest death rate is in people above the age of 80.
  • People with chronic conditions: People who have underlying health conditions like high blood pressure, kidney disease, cancer, or diabetes are also more likely to get very sick or die from COVID-19. 

To encourage safe and healthy behaviors and to keep in line with recommendations from the CDC and closing of recreation centers and libraries in Maryland the in-person CDMP classes at ALL locations are CANCELLED until at least March 27th. However, WE WILL BE HOLDING ONLINE CLASSES! We have taken actions to help our CDMP family to continue to participate in the weekly CDMP classes from your homes or mobile devices using a web-based platform similar to Skype called ZOOM. Weekly we will be sending you a link to your email and cell phones to click to join the class at the normal class times Wednesdays 6-730pm for White Oak Recreation Center, Thursdays 6pm-730pm for Germantown Library, and Tuesdays 11am-12pm for Plum Gar. To get connected, please contact Dr. Ikenna Myers at imyers@healingourvillage.com or 202-553-9892.

Updated March 17, 2020

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.

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.

latest news

March 31, 2020
Brother 2 Brother Talk Will Be Held Virtually on Wednesday, April 1

AAHP has partnered with People's Community Baptist Church Men's Fellowship Ministry to convene a virtual workshop on how African Americans can stay mentally fit during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Black men […]

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March 26, 2020
Critical Resources for Seniors Regarding COVID-19

Montgomery County Aging and Disability Services has compiled a list of resources for older adults to help them manage their health and safety in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 21, 2020
AAHP Community Day 2020 Postponed

We hope that each of you are taking best care, practicing social distancing, and getting some quality time while adjusting to these unprecedented times. Around the world, festivals, college commencements, sporting events, conferences and community celebrations are being cancelled or postponed due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. As you know, things are evolving fast in Montgomery County, around the state, and all over the U.S. Due to our concerns about the health and safety of all, we have decided to postpone AAHP Community Day. Most of the County facilities are closed and we are being advised to plan for the Fall. We are working on dates in October or November. Hopefully, things will be better.

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

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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.
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