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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  • September 5, 2017

    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.

Community Health News

  • July 9, 2017

    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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