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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 has been delivering free, critical health services to Montgomery County residents since 1999.

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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. 

Latest AAHP News

Let's Eat to Live!

This September, AAHP will focus on helping you and your family eat more fruits and vegetables! Through the Fruit & Veggies—More Matters health initiative, we will spread awareness about the numerous health benefits of fruits and vegetables and provide information and resources to help you choose and prepare delicious, nutrient-rich plant-based meals and snacks.

Making half your plate fruits and vegetables, as recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), will help you prevent and manage chronic disease. The adage, “eat to live, not live to eat,” expresses the profound wisdom of choosing healthy fruits and vegetables over unhealthy and processed foods. Poor diet is a primary reason for the high prevalence of chronic disease among African Americans, so African Americans can transform health outcomes in whole communities and families and make strides in reducing health disparities simply by eating more fruits and vegetables.

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Latest Community Health News

Tax Break Opportunity for Elderly Montgomery County Residents

Good financial health reduces stress which can improve physical and mental health. Montgomery County recently passed a tax credit that entitles elderly residents and elderly retired military to a 20% tax credit. To be eligible, residents must be 65 or older AND must have lived in the dwelling that they own for at least 40 consecutive years OR must be retired military personnel. This year’s applications will be accepted through September 1. For more information and to apply, please visit here. You may also call  240-777-0311 and ask for the Department of Finance, Division of Treasury.

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SEPTEMBER SPECIAL EVENTS

On September 30, AAHP will sponsor “Health Literacy: What Black Women Need to Know” from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Building. Please join us for critical information on pregnancy, weight management, diabetes prevention and management, and healthy  coping skills. This event is sponsored in partnership with Fetal and Infant Mortality Review/Community Action Team (FIMR/CAT).

For a complete listing of AAHP's September events, please see our September calendar. Upcoming events are below.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday
September
23
African Heritage Celebration - Health Information Booth
September 23, 2017
3:00 pm
-
10:00 pm
Silver Spring Civic Bulding
1 Veterans Pl
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Wednesday
September
27
Heart Health Class
September 27, 2017
6:00 pm
-
8:00 pm
White Oak Community Recreation Center
18529 Brooke Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20860
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Thursday
September
28
Diabetes/Heart Health Class
September 28, 2017
11:00 am
-
1:00 pm
White Oak Community Recreation Center
18529 Brooke Rd.
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
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Saturday
September
30
Health Screening at the People's Community Church
September 30, 2017
9:00 am
-
11:00 am
People's Community Baptist Church
31 Norwood Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20905
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Saturday
September
30
Health Literacy: What Black Women Need to Know
September 30, 2017
9:00 am
-
1:00 pm
Silver Spring Civic Building
1 Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Learn moreRSVP

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Why should YOU engage
with AAHP?

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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