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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  • July 9, 2017

    July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

    African Americans face unique challenges when it comes to mental health. Blacks are more likely to face psychological distress than Whites, but are also less likely to seek professional help. The lower socioeconomic status among Blacks compared to Whites corresponds to poorer mental health, while preconceived notions and stigma surrounding mental health hinders many from seeking treatment. This July, learn more about managing your mental health and what you can do to promote good mental health in your community.

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  • 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 militaryto 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 theDepartment of Finance, Division of Treasury.

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