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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

November is American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month, a time to focus on diabetes and how we can improve the lives of those impacted by this serious health condition. Because diabetes is most prevalent among Blacks compared to all other racial/ethnic groups, the prevention and management of diabetes is a key component in AAHP’s mission to eliminate health disparities.  

Eating a healthy diet and exercising are the best ways to manage and prevent diabetes. Diabetics must also take prescribed medication and see their doctors regularly. Building a strong personal and professional support system—which can include family members and caregivers as well as doctors, dentists, and mental health counselors—can help diabetics stay healthy. Many diabetics find support groups and health programs like AAHP’s Diabetes Education classes invaluable. 

During Diabetes Awareness Month and every month, AAHP supports and encourages people living with diabetes who fight for good health every day.

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Latest Community Health News

Montgomery County Offering Flu Vaccine Clinics

The CDC strongly recommends the flu shot for children aged six months to four years-old; adults over the age of 50; people with asthma, heart disease, diabetes, HIV and other related health conditions; pregnant women; people with severe obesity; and caregivers of small children and adults with impaired health. Be sure to get a flu shot for yourself or your children if you or your children fall into any of these categories!Montgomery County offers FREE flu vaccinations through their seasonal flu vaccination campaign. Learn more at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/flu.

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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.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday
December
14
HIV Testing at Montgomery College - Rockville
December 14, 2017
11:00 am
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3:00 pm
Montgomery College - Rockville
51 Mannakee St., HU 128
Rockville, MD 20850

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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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