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AAHP News

AAHP to Sponsor 14th Annual Health Freedom Celebration Walk

May 10, 2018

On Saturday, June 9, at 9:00 a.m., AAHP will sponsor the 14th Annual Health Freedom Celebration Walk at the Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park in Sandy Spring, MD. AAHP invites everyone to join us as we follow a historic route of the Underground Railroad and reflect on and celebrate freedom and good health. The Freedom Health Celebration Walk is an opportunity to focus on the importance of physical fitness to a person's well-being and will hopefully motivate participants to start or continue exercising on a consistent basis.

The Health Freedom Celebration Walk promotes increased physical activity while making creative use of Maryland’s integral role in the Underground Railroad. Participants can visit the new Woodlawn Museum in the historic stone barn, where interactive exhibits highlight the Underground Railroad and the Quaker experience in Montgomery County. The Health Freedom Celebration Walk will also feature musical entertainment, free health information, and fun for the entire family.

 Bring your family and friends on Saturday, June 9 at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park! Warm-up and welcome begin at 8:00 a.m.; the walk begins at 9:00 a.m.

Bring your family, friends, and co-workers on Saturday, June 9 to Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park! Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. Warm-up and opening ceremonies begin at 8:30 a.m. and will feature Jabari Exum, the fight scene drummer from "Black Panther." The Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. Registration closes on June 2. RSVP here.

AAHP News

AAHP to Sponsor 14th Annual Health Freedom Celebration Walk

April 2, 2018

On Saturday, June 9, at 9:00 a.m., AAHP will sponsor the 14th Annual Health Freedom Celebration Walk at the Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park in Sandy Spring, MD. AAHP invites everyone to join us as we follow a historic route of the Underground Railroad and reflect on and celebrate freedom and good health. The Freedom Health Celebration Walk is an opportunity to focus on the importance of physical fitness to a person's well-being and will hopefully motivate participants to start or continue exercising on a consistent basis.

The Health Freedom Celebration Walk promotes increased physical activity while making creative use of Maryland’s integral role in the Underground Railroad. Participants can visit the new Woodlawn Museum in the historic stone barn, where interactive exhibits highlight the Underground Railroad and the Quaker experience in Montgomery County. The Health Freedom Celebration Walk will also feature musical entertainment, free health information, and fun for the entire family.

 Bring your family and friends on Saturday, June 9 at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park! Warm-up and welcome begin at 8:00 a.m.; the walk begins at 9:00 a.m.

Bring your family, friends, and co-workers on Saturday, June 9 to Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park! Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. Warm-up and opening ceremonies begin at 8:30 a.m. and will feature Jabari Exum, the fight scene drummer from "Black Panther." The Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. Registration closes on June 2. RSVP here.

Community Health News

April is National Minority Health Month

April 3, 2018

April is National Minority Health Month. This year’s theme, “Partnering for Health Equity” highlights the role partnerships play in advancing healthy equity and improving the health of minority populations. AAHP is excited to acknowledge its partners and celebrate our accomplishments towards eliminating health disparities and promoting the health and wellness of Black Montgomery County residents.

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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. 

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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PSA: The S.M.I.L.E. Program
PSA: Diabetes
PSA: Men's Health

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