The African American Health Program is committed to eliminating health disparities and improving the number and quality of years of life for African Americans in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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  • World AIDS Day 2016

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    December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day to recognize the progress made in HIV prevention and treatment and re-commit ourselves to an HIV-free future. More than 36.7 million people are living with HIV/AIDS worldwide, including more than 1.2 million people in the U.S. According to AIDSVu, in 2013, the number of African American Montgomery County residents living with diagnosed HIV was almost 30 times the number of white Montgomery County residents living with diagnosed HIV, although African Americans make up roughly 17% of the population. AAHP continues to work hard to address this alarming disparity by providing education, counseling, testing and other resources for African Americans in Montgomery County. Learn more here.


  • December 6, 2016

    AAHP Executive Committee to host "Dealing with Holiday Blues"

    Dealing with holiday blues? AAHP's Executive Committee will hold a discussion on “Dealing with the Holiday Blues” with guest speaker Dr. Cynthia E. Harris, MSW, MBPA, DHA, Special Assistant for Academic and Student Achievement and Assistant Professor at Howard University School of Social Work. The event will be held Thursday, December 8, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Center. Register here.

Community Health News

  • November 14, 2016

    AAHP to Host Health Promotion Pastoral Summit & Breakfast

    AAHP, in collaboration with Bethel World Outreach Chuch, will host faith leaders across Montgomery County for the Health Promotion Pastoral Summit and Breakfast at Bethel World Outreach Church on Saturday, December 10. The event will educate faith leaders on how they can stay healthy, promote health among their congregations, and address health issues relevant to the faith community. Bethel Senior Paster Darlingston Johnson will host.
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