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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'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.

Latest AAHP News

August is National Breastfeeding Month. This month, AAHP will highlight the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby and focus on supporting and encouraging breastfeeding among Black women. Black parents and parents-to-be in Montgomery County, feel free to share your stories and questions about breastfeeding on our social media channels throughout the month!

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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.
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Why should YOU engage
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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.

To schedule a free health assessment, please call the AAHP office at 240.777.1833 or email

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