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.


We provide education, counseling, support groups and case management to expecting mothers.
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We conduct free classes and health screenings to help prevent and manage diabetes and heart disease.
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We provide free and confidential HIV testing and pre- and post-test counseling.
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We provide cancer prevention, education, community outreach and referrals.
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We raise awareness and provide mental health education, screenings and referrals.
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We provide educational materials at community outreach events focusing on oral health and disease prevention.
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latest news

May 12, 2020
AAHP Provides Education and Social Support Online

AAHP understands the unique challenges so many are facing at this time, so we warmly invite participation in our online offerings which provide opportunities for social interaction as well as education, guidance, and support towards living a healthier life.

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May 1, 2020
The SMILE Team Will Host Wellness Wednesdays

The SMILE team would like to invite moms and moms-to-be to Wellness Wednesdays! Because the coronavirus has affected everyone in different ways, it’s so important for us to support each other and fellowship. We’ll discuss the importance of family and how we can join forces in keeping our families safe and strong during these challenging times.

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April 29, 2020
Preterm Labor for Prenatal Moms

Expecting parents and their support systems improve the likelihood for successful pregnancy and childbirth by educating themselves the many factors at play during pregnancy. AAHP’s SMILE Program will conduct a free online Preterm Labor class on Friday, May 1 to provide this critical education.

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upcoming EVENTS

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.
1401 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 777-1833
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