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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AAHP News

  • June 7, 2017

    AAHP Observes Men's Health Month

    During Men’s Health Month, AAHP will work to raise awareness about men’s health issues and promote good health behaviors among men and boys. Unfortunately, Black men have the lowest life expectancy and lowest health status compared to women and men of other races. The disparity is stark: Black men experience disease earlier, face more complications with disease, and have less access to quality health care and state-of-the-art treatment. Given this reality, it is especially critical that Black men equip themselves with the knowledge and motivation to make their health and well-being a priority. 

    Observe Men's Health Month by attending or encouraging the men in your life to attend AAHP's Brother 2 Brother Talk on Tuesday, June 13 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Montgomery Hills Baptist Church. To register, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Community Health News

  • June 7, 2017

    Montgomery County Residents Invited to Health Freedom Celebration Walk

    Montgomery County residents are invited to begin their journey to wellness at the Freedom Health Celebration Walk on Saturday, June 10 at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, beginning at 8 am. This 3.75-mile adventure promotes increased physical activity while making creative use of Maryland’s integral role in the Underground Railroad. Participants walk a path similar to the historical route traveled by slaves in their quest for freedom, and, in turn, become motivated to achieve their own freedom from the bondage of poor health.

    Registration includes admission to the new Woodlawn Museum in the historic stone barn. Interactive exhibits highlight the Underground Railroad and the Quaker experience in Montgomery County revealed through the lives of Woodlawn’s residents and the local free black communities. The Health Freedom Celebration Walk will also feature musical entertainment, free health information, and fun for the entire family. For more information or to register, please visit http://healthfreedominc.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 240.777.1833.

    The Health Freedom Celebration Walk in Montgomery County is made possible through a partnership between Health Freedom, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on supporting all Americans in building good health habits, and AAHP.

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