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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.

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February is American Heart Month

It’s 2018, a brand-new year to arrive at your best and happiest self. For many people—especially Black people—that includes losing weight. According to recent statistics, the obesity prevalence rate among Black Americans was 48.1% compared to 35.5% among White Americans. High obesity rates correspond with health disparities that place Black Americans squarely at the bottom. Let’s work to change that by losing the weight in ’18!

Imagine yourself smaller, healthier and living victoriously. Focus on developing good habits that support your weight loss goals such as planning your meals in advance, drinking lots of water, avoiding food from packages, chewing your food slowly, and other healthy eating habits. Losing weight not only benefits your health, it can also enhance your quality of life by giving you more energy, improving your sleep, reducing joint pain, and helping you feel more confident and positive. If you are overweight or obese, a weight loss of just 10 pounds is enough to see these benefits. Here’s to a Happy New Year and a happy new you!

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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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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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