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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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Black men are invited to a Brother 2 Brother Talk on oral health on Friday, November 10 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Clifton Park Baptist Church.

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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.

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November is American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month, a time to focus on diabetes and how we can improve the lives of those impacted by this serious health condition. Because diabetes is most prevalent among Blacks compared to all other racial/ethnic groups, the prevention and management of diabetes is a key component in AAHP’s mission to eliminate health disparities.  

Eating a healthy diet and exercising are the best ways to manage and prevent diabetes. Diabetics must also take prescribed medication and see their doctors regularly. Building a strong personal and professional support system—which can include family members and caregivers as well as doctors, dentists, and mental health counselors—can help diabetics stay healthy. Many diabetics find support groups and health programs like AAHP’s Diabetes Education classes invaluable. 

During Diabetes Awareness Month and every month, AAHP supports and encourages people living with diabetes who fight for good health every day.

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Montgomery County Offering Flu Vaccine Clinics

The CDC strongly recommends the flu shot for children aged six months to four years-old; adults over the age of 50; people with asthma, heart disease, diabetes, HIV and other related health conditions; pregnant women; people with severe obesity; and caregivers of small children and adults with impaired health. Be sure to get a flu shot for yourself or your children if you or your children fall into any of these categories!Montgomery County offers FREE flu vaccinations through their seasonal flu vaccination campaign. Learn more at

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AAHP's Executive Coalition's next meeting will be held on Thursday, November 9 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Building in the Spring Room. Dr. Raymond Crowel, Chief of Behavioral Health and Crisis Services for Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, will speak on the opioid crisis plaguing our country. Light refreshments will be served.  View or download the flyer here.

A very special Brother 2 Brother Talk will take place on Friday, November 10 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Clifton Park Baptist Church. The topic of discussion will be oral health.

For a complete listing of AAHP's October events, please see our October calendar.
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HIV Testing at Montgomery College - Rockville
December 14, 2017
11:00 am
3:00 pm
Montgomery College - Rockville
51 Mannakee St., HU 128
Rockville, MD 20850


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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.

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