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The African American Health Program has been delivering free, critical health services to Montgomery County residents since 1999.

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AAHP and its sponsors and partners are proud to host a special World AIDS Day event: "HIV 30+ Years Later: Discussing HIV--Past, Present and Future."

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The African American Health Program's diabetes/heart health focus area provides FREE classes in diabetes prevention and management and heart health.

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AAHP provides FREE and confidential HIV testing throughout Montgomery County. See our HIV testing schedule.

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AAHP's Maternal and Child Health focus area's S.M.I.L.E. program stands for Starts More Infants Living Equally healthy. Learn more about our FREE services for expecting mothers.

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The African American Health Program (AAHP) is committed to eliminating health disparities and improving the number and quality of years of life for Black residents of Montgomery County, Maryland. 

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AAHP provides information and services based on six major focus areas. AAHP is staffed by a wide range of health professionals including physicians, registered nurses, health educators, and community outreach personnel.

Latest AAHP News

Lose the Weight in '18

It’s 2018, a brand-new year to arrive at your best and happiest self. For many people—especially Black people—that includes losing weight. According to recent statistics, the obesity prevalence rate among Black Americans was 48.1% compared to 35.5% among White Americans. High obesity rates correspond with health disparities that place Black Americans squarely at the bottom. Let’s work to change that by losing the weight in ’18!

Imagine yourself smaller, healthier and living victoriously. Focus on developing good habits that support your weight loss goals such as planning your meals in advance, drinking lots of water, avoiding food from packages, chewing your food slowly, and other healthy eating habits. Losing weight not only benefits your health, it can also enhance your quality of life by giving you more energy, improving your sleep, reducing joint pain, and helping you feel more confident and positive. If you are overweight or obese, a weight loss of just 10 pounds is enough to see these benefits. Here’s to a Happy New Year and a happy new you!

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Latest Community Health News

AAHP Launches New Mental Health Screening Tool

AAHP's mental health focus area works to ensure that all Black Montgomery residents have the tools they need to be mentally healthy as well as physically healthy. To that end, AAHP has launched a new mental health screening tool for individuals to make an informal personal assessment of their mental health and to receive referrals for local mental health resources. It's quick, easy, and participation and results are completely confidential.

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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

AAHP's Executive Coalition's next meeting will be held on Thursday, January 11 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Building in the Spring Room.  The topic of discussion will be community collaboration.

AAHP's Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Classes at the Germantown Library will focus on cancer this January. On Tuesday, January 23, from 6 - 9 pm, the class will provide an overview of cancer and on Tuesday, January 30, from 6-9 pm, the class will focus on prostate, lung, and breast cancer.

For a complete listing of AAHP's October events, please see our October calendar.
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No matter your age or health status, your health should be a priority. AAHP provides a wealth of resources and services to help any individual live a healthier life.

To schedule a free health assessment, please call the AAHP office at 240.777.1833 or email

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