MAKING A DIFFRENCE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY The African American Health Program has been delivering free, critical health services to Montgomery County residents since 1999. We equip County residents with tools, resources, and knowledge to help them adopt healthy lifestyles. Learn more KICKSTART YOUR HEALTH! AAHP's Chronic Disease Management Program's Kickstart Your Health classes help attendees learn how to prevent and manage chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Learn more SUPPORTING AFRICAN AMERICAN MOMS AAHP's S.M.I.L.E. (Start More Infants Living Equally healthy) Program addresses the high rate of infant mortality among Black women in Montgomery County. Learn more SHINE IN YOUR SENIOR YEARS! AAHP implements programs and services designed to assist seniors in maintaining and improving their health as they age. Learn more about AAHP’s services for seniors. Learn more

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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  • AAHP staff presents information on Black women and breast cancer prevention.
    Adolescents and sexual health
    Childbirth and Recovery
  • PSA: AAHP focus areas
    PSA: Men's Health
    PSA: Cross-Cutting Health Issues

Find more educational videos here.

  • To learn how to get vaccinated for COVID-19, visit Montgomery County's COVID-19 Information Portal here.
  • To learn how to get the flu and COVID vaccines, visit www.marylandvax.org

    OR CALL THE Immunization Line at (240) 777-1050 

  • Get tested for HIV at the Dennis Avenue Health Center on Mondays from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

    you can also make an appointment to get tested in the aahp office by calling (240)777-1833.

  • Check your mental health status here. This online screening tool can provide a preliminary assessment of your mental health and offer customized resources and referrals based on your results.

Latest news

January 12, 2021
The Moderna Vaccine

Healthcare workers in Montgomery County have recently received the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine, and are gearing up to vaccinate more residents as additional vaccines arrive. Provided by the federal government through the Maryland Department of Health, these vaccines will be offered free of charge and are recommended to residents over the age of 18.

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December 24, 2020
A special Christmas gift: the AAHP Cookbook

The AAHP family wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas! As our gift to you, we are delighted to present the first edition of our AAHP Cookbook, featuring a compilation of some of our favorite healthy recipes collected over the years. Recipes include southern vegan collard greens, vegetarian lentil and mushroom meatballs, chocolate peanut butter energy balls, and more! From breakfast, to stews, to healthy deserts, we’ve got you covered when it comes to delicious recipes that protect and promote your health.

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December 17, 2020
Watch "Peace of Mind with Taraji" on Facebook Watch

Golden Globe-winning actor, writer, and producer Taraji P. Henson brings mental health awareness to social media with her new talk show, Peace of Mind with Taraji, which airs new episodes on Facebook Watch on Mondays and Wednesdays. With her best friend Tracie Jade as cohost, Taraji speaks with celebrities, mental health experts and regular people. The series premier aired on Tuesday, December 14 and featured Gabrielle Union who discussed having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after being sexually assaulted. The show seeks to prompt serious conversations about mental health and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

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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.

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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
info@aahpmontgomerycounty.org
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