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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  • March 14, 2017

    AAHP to Host Community Day April 15

    AAHP will host Community Day 2017 on Saturday, April 15 with this year's theme is "Building Bridges." In celebration of the strengthening of our families, neighborhoods, and community, Community Day will feature entertainment and education including health screenings, fitness demonstrations, and fun activities for all ages. Community Day 2017 will be held at East County Community Center, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm and is free and open to all.

    For more information, email Anthony Morrison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Terrence Dupree at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  • March 2, 2017

    Lead or Join a Circle of Friends Walking Group

    In collaboration with Health Freedom Walk Inc., AAHP invites you to join a Circle of Friends walking group or lead as a Conductor. Drawing inspiration from the courage, determination and strength of those who traveled the Underground Railroad, participants will embark on a journey to free themselves from the bondage of poor health habits and a sedentary lifestyle.  

    AAHP seeks conductors to guide participants in the right direction towards a lifetime of physical activity and wellness. Conductor training will be held Saturday, April 1 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm with CPR training on Saturday, April 1 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. All sessions will be held at the AAHP office. Please contact the AAHP office for more information.

    Each Circle of Friends walking group will start with 6-weeks of regularly scheduled one hour-long group fitness sessions designed to build group motivation and to help participants get in shape and stay fit. It will include health and wellness information, history lessons, fitness tracking tools, weekly incentives, Circle of Friends t-shirt and admission to the culminating event, the Health Freedom 5K Celebration Walk on June 15, 2017.



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